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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Davis' "Earth One" Secret Origin

Tue, November 2nd, 2010 | Category: Comic Books

With "Superman: Earth One" on the stands, artist Shane Davis tells CBR about the media blitz, remixing Superman's origin story, his process for creating a new arch foe and why the hoodie wasn't really a big deal.

Comic-Con Delays Ticket Sales

Mon, November 1st, 2010 | Category: Comic Books

After a computer issue threw a wrench in the first online day of 4-day ticket sales for Comic-Con International, the organization has delayed the release of more for a week, telling CBR the issue is being worked on.

Bunn On Deadpools & Sixth Guns

Thu, October 28th, 2010 | Category: Comic Books

Cullen Bunn spoke about his growing mainstream work and indie focus as he drops a "Deadpool Team-Up" playing with professional wrestling and the next expansive arc of his Western horror monthly "The Sixth Gun."

Chris Evans As Captain America Hits Web

Thu, October 28th, 2010 | Category: TV, Film

As part of Entertainment Weekly's rollout on the upcoming Marvel movie, Chris Evans is finally seen in the red, white and blue uniform of Steve Rogers for the first time as he, the director and the Red Skull chat.

Azzarello Travels To "Batman: Europa"

Wed, October 27th, 2010 | Category: Comic Books

In a project teaming the writer with Jim Lee and a host of European artists, Brian Azzarello tells CBR how "Batman: Europa" works to the artistic strengths of the hero and spills details on his "100 Bullets" reunion.

Nolan Reveals "Batman 3" Title, Knocks Riddler Rumors

Wed, October 27th, 2010 | Category: TV, Film

The Dark Knight will "Rise" when he returns to theaters in 2012, but while he'll be bringing back much of the cast from his previous adventures, Batman won't face the Riddler in Christopher Nolan's next film.

Roberson Takes "Superman/Batman" Back to the Future

Tue, October 26th, 2010 | Category: Comic Books

Chris Roberson spoke about his upcoming two-part "Superman/Batman" story resurrecting the System's Finest heroes of "DC One Million," from studying Grant Morrison's futuristic past to remixing the Silver Age.

THE BAT SIGNAL: Frazer Irving

Mon, October 25th, 2010 | Category: Comic Books

Frazer Irving, the artist on the acclaimed "Batman And Robin Must Die!" arc, explains how his history with Grant Morrison and Batman collided, why he's tired of Puritans and how he controls the visual tone of Gotham City.

Marvel & ESPN Redraft The NBA

Thu, October 21st, 2010 | Category: Comic Books

In advance of the 2010 NBA season, Marvel's top artists iclusing Joe Quesada and John Romita, Sr. teamed with "ESPN The Magazine" to give all 30 teams the superhero treatment. We spoke with the project editors for the full scoop.

Green Lantern Goes Roller Coaster

Thu, October 21st, 2010 | Category: Comic Books

As part of the park's 2011 expansion plans, California's Six Flags Magic Mountain will build an all-new Green Lantern-themed roller coaster as well as a redesign and re-branding of its Superman: Escape From Krypton ride.

THE BAT SIGNAL: Grant Morrison, Part II

Wed, October 20th, 2010 | Category: Comic Books

In part two of our epic interview, Grant Morrison opens up about the BatFranchise changes under his stewardship and where it goes next from "Batman, Inc." to his future with Dick Grayson and Damian Wayne and more.

Disney Nabs Marvel Film Rights Early

Mon, October 18th, 2010 | Category: TV, Film

The House of Mouse has paid Paramount Pictures at least $115 million dollars to bring upcoming Marvel movies "The Avengers" and "Iron Man 3" under their distribution wing while announcing a release date for the latter sequel.

NYCC: DC Nation Town Hall Meeting

Fri, October 15th, 2010 | Category: Comic Books

DC Co-Publishers Dan Didio and Jim Lee opened the floor to fans on the business side of the publisher's policies at NYCC, discussing the challenge of digital, the future of print, the popularity of Vertigo and more.

Bryan Hitch Examines Comics Creation

Fri, October 15th, 2010 | Category: Comic Books

The artist of "The Ultimates" and "Captain America: Reborn" pens a new book to show aspiring comic artists the ropes of the business and talks to CBR News about his own professional past, his artist development and his next Marvel book.

The Lizard Looks Set For "Spider-Man 4"

Thu, October 14th, 2010 | Category: TV, Film

After rumors online swirled during the week, word is out that the villain Rhys Ifans will play in the as yet untitled "Spider-Man" prequel movie will be Dr. Curt Connors AKA The Lizard.

THE BAT SIGNAL: Grant Morrison

Wed, October 13th, 2010 | Category: Comic Books

Grant Morrison stops by THE BAT SIGNAL for a two-part talk on where Batman has been and where he's going, the mythic elements driving the sci-fi ending of "Return of Bruce Wayne"and the revelation of Doctor Hurt's identity.

Fialkov's "Tumor" Lands Indie Movie Deal

Tue, October 12th, 2010 | Category: TV, Film

As part and parcel of brand new indie production shingle Red Crown, Joshua Hale Fialkov and Noel Tuazon's Archaia graphic novel "Tumor" is on track for the Hollywood treatment by the director of "Nightmare On Elm Street."

NYCC: Didio & Lee Talk $2.99

Tue, October 12th, 2010 | Category: Comic Books

In a weighty interview on DC Comics big announcement of the show, Co-Publishers Dan Didio and Jim Lee tell CBR News their broader plans for pricing monthly comics at $2.99, how it affects fans and creators and how they hope it makes DC #1.

BEHIND BUFFY SEASON 8: "Home Sweet Hellmouth"

Mon, October 11th, 2010 | Category: Comic Books

"Buffy The Vampire Slayer: Season 8" editor and co-writer Scott Allie returns to CBR for an inside look at one of the final issues of Joss Whedon's epic including the return to Sunnydale, the role of Spike, the secret of the Seed and more!

NYCC: Marvel's Next Big Thing

Sun, October 10th, 2010 | Category: Comic Books

An A-list lineup of talent from Jeph Loeb to Jason Aaron lined up for the last big Marvel panel of NYCC 2010, and CBR News was on hand to bring the news of "Ultimate Captain America," the future of Marvel cosmic and much more.