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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Bat-Title Announcements Include "Batwing" & "Batman Inc."

Mon, June 6th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

UPDATED: Capping off a day of DC Comics announcements, the publisher makes plans for phase two of "Batman Inc." as well as "Red Hood & The Outlaws, "Batwing," "Batgirl," "Birds of Prey" and "Detective Comics."

"Essex County" To Film As "Super Zero"

Mon, June 6th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

The comic-themed chapters of Jeff Lemire's Top Shelf trilogy are headed to the big screen as "X-Men: First Class" VFX Supervisor John Dykstra preps "Super Zero."

Retailers Split on DC Comics Relaunch

Fri, June 3rd, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

Retailers from coast-to-coast spoke with CBR News about how 52 new #1s will have them ordering DC Comics come September as well as how they feel an all-line move to digital day-and-date will impact their business.

DC Unveils Creators, Covers For 10 Relaunch Titles

Thu, June 2nd, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

Brian Azzarello spearheads "Wonder Woman," Francis Manapul writes "Flash" and heroes from Firestorm to Hawkman get new origins as DC shows off art from the first ten of 52 new series.

Valiant Entertainment Returns In 2012

Thu, June 2nd, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

Fueled by a capital injection from former Marvel CEO Peter Cuneo's new company, the owners of the Valiant Comics library are set to launch new stories starring the '90s superheroes in 2012, as the principals tell CBR first.

Looking At Archaia's Eisner Nods

Wed, June 1st, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

CBR News investigates the nomination process for the Will Eisner Comic Industry Awards, which has drawn scrutiny this year over a potential conflict of interest among the judging panel.

Details Emerge On DC's Relaunch

Tue, May 31st, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

CBR News uncovers some of the biggest details behind DC Comics' September relaunch, revealing the full scope of new series in the works and asking the question "Will this work for retailers and readers?"

Kurt Busiek On Launching "Kirby: Genesis"

Tue, May 31st, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

With the recent #0 issue launching Dynamite's new Jack Kirby character universe, the writer behind "Kirby: Genesis" explains how he and Alex Ross turned the real life work of the King of Comics into cosmic fiction.

Marvel's Next Big Thing: Captain America

Fri, May 27th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

Ed Brubaker and Steve McNiven answer the call to place Steve Rogers back in the red, white and blue uniform of "Captain America," and the pair join Tom Brevoort to talk old heroes, new villains and an arc that starts with a funeral.


Thu, May 26th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

As the mystery of the twins known as Jun and Hisao unfold in Image's "Morning Glories" #9, Nick Spencer gives CBR the scoop on their secret history, the inner workings of the Academy and how next issue will be the most controversial yet.

Hurley's Heroes Stands For Aid In Joplin, MO

Mon, May 23rd, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

In the face of a devastating tornado that's destroyed many fixtures in Joplin, Missouri including the hospital and high school, local comic shop Hurley's Heroes is open and providing help for any who need it.

Tom Cruise Signs On For Radical's "Oblivion"

Fri, May 20th, 2011 | Category: TV, Film

While the project from "TRON Legacy" director Joseph Kosinski boasts a $100 million budget, it appears as though the Radical-produced script and eventual illustrated novel "Oblivion" will star Tom Cruise in an apocalyptic turn.

Flashpoint Friday Draws Maps, Teases & Debate

Fri, May 20th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

With the latest round of content released for their summer event, DC Comics unveiled an in-depth map of "Flashpoint's" world, teases to the fate of monsters from Grodd to Frankenstein and unexpected debate over diversity.

"Dark Knight" Viral Game Reveals Hardy's Bane

Fri, May 20th, 2011 | Category: TV, Film

To coincide with the start of principal photography in Christopher's Nolan's anticipated Batman film "The Dark Knight Rises," Warner Bros. has launched a viral game whose first prize is an image of actor Tom Hardy as Bane.

R.I.P. Fantasy & Comics Artist Jeffrey Catherine Jones

Thu, May 19th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

The acclaimed fantasy painter, occasional comics artist and former studio mate of Mike Kaluta, Bernie Wrightson and Barry Windsor-Smith has died at age 67.

Mike Pellerito On Presiding Over Archie

Wed, May 18th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

The President of Archie Comics discusses running the resurgent publisher as a comic geek, the choice to make Kevin Keller a military brat, the rebirth of "Sonic" and the exclusive announcement on the digital future of "Jinx."

Spencer Takes "T.H.U.N.D.E.R. Agents" From Past To Future

Wed, May 18th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

With a new arc in today's issue #7, writer Nick Spencer blows out the "T.H.U.N.D.E.R. Agents" history with tales of the past illustrated by Mike Grell and Nick Dragotta and the modern return of lost A-list villain Iron Maiden.

"Smallville" Writers Say Farewell

Fri, May 13th, 2011 | Category: TV, Film

With its tenth and final season wrapping up tonight with a two-hour finale, CBR News gathers a roundtable of "Smallville" writers past and present including Jeph Loeb, Michael Green and Bryan Q. Miller to discuss the legacy of the Superman

Geoff Johns On The Shockers Of "Flashpoint" #1

Thu, May 12th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

DC Comics CCO Geoff Johns speeds into CBR for a rundown of the changes at the heart of DC's summer event "Flashpoint" including the secrets of the world's Batman and a first look at Andy Kubert's cover to issue #4.

JMS Details His "Thor" History

Tue, May 10th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

From his early days as a comics fan through his pitch to bring the Thunder God back to earth to his work on the "Thor" film, J. Michael Straczynski tells CBR all about his Asgardian pedigree.