Kiel Phegley

Staff Writer
Chicago, IL
Flint, MI

What it is. My name is Kiel, former News Editor of CBR, now staff writer and teacher.

Before I worked for CBR, I was a staff writer at something called Wizard Magazine that used to be around comic shops and stuff.

Aside from the comics stuff, I'm somewhat diligently pursuing a masters degree in writing for children. I live in Chicago now but originally hail from the hardest working town in America: Flint, Michigan. If you ever meet me, remember that I give great high fives.


FIRST COMIC: It's a toss up between "Batman" #436 and "Web of Spider-Man" Annual #4. I bought them both in the same summer, and liked Batman WAY better is all I can recall.

FAVORITE CHARACTER: Tim Drake, Bleu L. Finnegan, Jack Knight, Scott Pilgrim

Articles By Kiel Phegley

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Chris Samnee Rips Into "Angel & Faith"

Wed, March 14th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

The creative team from crime OGN "Area 10" reteams on "Angel & Faith" as Christos Gage and Chris Samnee prepare a one-off story, equal parts funny and frightening, featuring ideas from Joss Whedon's "Ripper" TV show.

COVER PROCESS: Phil Jimenez's "Fairest" #1 Cover

Tue, March 13th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

After the launch of Vertigo's newest series "Fairest," artist Phil Jimenez unveils his process for his cover to the "Fables" spinoff, from the beauty of Briar Rose to the cold cruelness of the Snow Queen.

EXCLUSIVE: Rood & Wayne Reveal DC's February Digital Rankings

Mon, March 12th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

In the wake of a February print performance that again took the top ten, DC Comics' John Rood and Bob Wayne share their digital rankings, discussing the strength of the "Beyond" line and the reality of market share.

Marvel @ SXSW: A Digital "ReEvolution" Augments "AvX"

Sun, March 11th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

Marvel Digital SVP Peter Phillips and EIC Axel Alonso outline the new products debuting at SXSW including an Augmented Reality app adding content to "Avengers Vs. X-Men" and the new Infinite Comics platform.

Marvel @ SXSW: Quesada Opens The All-Digital "Infinite Comics"

Sun, March 11th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

Marvel CCO Joe Quesada talks the launch of Marvel Infinite Comics, a new run of stories created specifically for tablet devices tying into "Avengers Vs. X-Men."

Marvel @ SXSW: Waid Takes Nova To Infinite Comics

Sun, March 11th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

The writer whose passion for digital comics has been well known brings his tablet-first findings to Marvel as Mark Waid explains how his Nova "AvX" tie-in story for Marvel Infinite Comics is just a first step.

Dave Gibbons On Enlisting In "The Secret Service"

Fri, March 9th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

Dave Gibbons opens up on his new project with Mark Millar, explaining why "The Secret Service" is an espionage tale better for being British, what exactly Mark Hamill is doing in it and how a movie doesn't impact him at all.

Millarworld Gets Personal With "Win Dave Gibbons"

Thu, March 8th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

Mark Millar and Dave Gibbons are giving the original art for all six "Secret Service" covers to the top ordering stores on issue #1 -- and sharing an exclusive first look at the second issue cover with CBR readers.

Will Wedding Bells Chime For Liu's "Astonishing X-Men?"

Thu, March 8th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

In a new teaser released by Marvel, it looks as though a wedding isn't far off for Marjorie Liu's run on "Astonishing X-Men," but who, from Gambit to Northstar, might be tying the knot?

MORNING GLORY DAYS: Time Traveling Daddy Issues

Tue, March 6th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

This month, Nick Spencer takes readers of his Image series "Morning Glories" on a twisting time travel path as issue #16 sees Casey confront her dead father and Ms. Hodge play God in some unexpected ways.

R.I.P. Golden Age "Batman" Artist Sheldon Moldoff

Mon, March 5th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

From the early days of the Golden Age working on "Action Comics" #1 and Hawkman through his years fleshing out the world of Batman with original creations like Poison Ivy and Mister Freeze, the late Sheldon Moldoff left his mark on comics.

CLiNT WEEK: Comedian Frankie Boyle Rocks "Rex Royd"

Fri, March 2nd, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

The story of one billionaire scientist fighting against an iconic superhero gets twisted beyond belief as comedian Frankie Boyle spins Biblical murder, cosmic antibodies and holographic basketball into the "CLiNT" strip "Rex Royd."

DC Comics Celebrates The Life of Jerry Robinson

Thu, March 1st, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

Last week, industry pros and fans from DC Comics and beyond gathered in New York to celebrate the life and work of Jerry Robinson. CBR News was on hand to hear from Neal Adams, Irwin Hasen, Michael Uslan and more.

Landau, Gage & Allie Discuss "Drusilla"

Wed, February 29th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

Juliet Landau, star and writer behind "Buffy The Vampire Slayer" villain Drusilla explains the mysteries driving the five issue mini-series in June with "Angel & Faith's" Christos Gage and editor Scott Allie. Plus, exclusive art.

CLiNT WEEK: Supercharged STDs Lead To "Death Sentence"

Wed, February 29th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

Newcomer talents Monty Nero and Mike Dowling explain the ins and outs of their incoming "CLiNT comic "Death Sentence" from the idea of an STD that give you superpowers to being discovered by Mark Millar at Kapow! Con.

CLiNT WEEK: Mark Millar Readies Phase 2

Tue, February 28th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

The creator behind "Kick-Ass," "Superior" and more, Mark Millar kicks up the comics content of his monthly magazine "CLiNT" with a relaunch set to draw new readers into comic shops with new serials, characters and violnce.

Behind Buffy Season 9: "Angel & Faith" Welcome Drusilla

Tue, February 28th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

Writer Chris Gage and Editor Scott Allie stop by to reveal the secrets of the "Daddy Issues" arc from Giles' history before the Ripper to Drusilla's new plan and beyond with an exclusive look at the cover to issue #10.

IMAGE EXPO EXCL: Spencer & Rossmo Explore The Insanity of "Bedlam"

Sat, February 25th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

The creators behind "Morning Glories" and "Green Wake" team up for a new Image ongoing launching at Halloween as Nick Spencer tells CBR about his rust belt supervillain psychodrama "Bedlam."

Introducing Archie's "New Crusaders": The Shield

Thu, February 23rd, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

In the first of a series on Archie's digital-first "New Crusaders," we explore the origins, powers and outlook of the original patriotic hero The Shield, reborn under the guidance of writer Ian Flynn and the Red Circle brain trust.

CHEW ON THIS: Batter Up & Buttercup

Thu, February 23rd, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

"Chew" writer John Layman is back on CBR to discuss the most recent, most brutal chapter of the "Major League Chew" arc, from Tony's captive torture to Colby's new Lion partner Buttercup and more.