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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MILLARWORLD EXCLUSIVE: "Supercrooks" Preview

Mon, January 9th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

Mark Millar and Leinil Francis Yu kick off a week of exclusive MillarWorld previews and news, revealing the opening of their heist comic "Supercrooks" as well as details of the series' cast and movie.

MorrisonCon Celebrates Grant Morrison in 2012

Fri, January 6th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

The writer behind hits from "All-Star Superman" to "The Invisibles," Grant Morrison being honored with his own comic convention, though scant details yet exist for the 2012 MorrisonCon.

Johns & Ha Build The Modern "Justice League"

Thu, January 5th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

With a new arc starting in "Justice League" #7, Geoff Johns and Gene Ha discuss team dynamics in the current DCU, hint at a new villain who attacks the core of the characters and discuss more about the industry's #1 title.

CHEW ON THIS: Back In Action With "Major League Chew"

Thu, January 5th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

John Layman returns to CBR to reveal the secrets of "Chew" from the prognosticating powers that impacted Tony Chu's family on through the current murderous arc of baseball hijinx and more.

EXCLUSIVE: Ross & Hitch Talk "America's Got Powers"

Tue, January 3rd, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

From the origins of their new Image series to the fuel of the darker side of reality TV and superheroes, Jonathan Ross and Bryan Hitch describe the story behind "America's Got Powers" while sharing a look at issue #1.

Revisit CBR's Top 100 Comics of 2011

Mon, January 2nd, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

From the stunning superhero debuts of the year to the introspective graphic novels and from the most compelling print releases to the future of digital, CBR offers one last look at the 100 very best comics of 2011.

EXCLUSIVE: Ross & Hitch Launch "America's Got Powers" At Image In April

Mon, January 2nd, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

UK celeb comics scribe Jonathan Ross and superstar artist Bryan Hitch will bring their first collaboration to Image in April as "America's Got Powers" mixes superheroes and reality competition.

Jamal Igle Wraps DC Exclusive

Mon, January 2nd, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

A longtime fixture of DC Comics titles including "Supergirl" and the recently relaunched "The Ray," artist Jamal Igle has announced the end of his DC exclusive while looking ahead to new work elsewhere.

THE BAT SIGNAL: Burnham Gets Detailed On "Batman Incorporated"

Thu, December 29th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

CBR News' THE BAT SIGNAL looks into the grand finale of "Batman Incorporated's" first volume as artist Chris Burnham goes into detail on "Leviathan Strikes!" while teasing what's next for Grant Morrison's story.

Johns Wills Sinestro Power As "Green Lantern"

Thu, December 22nd, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

The relaunch of DC Comics CCO Geoff Johns' longest running title has brought a villain back from the dark side, and the writer tells CBR why Sinestro will stay a Green Lantern, clash with Hal Jordan and uncover the Indigo Tribe's secrets.

THE BAT SIGNAL: Scott Snyder Explores "Batman's" History

Wed, December 21st, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

From Owlman's early days to the secrets of Bruce Wayne's parents, the long history of the "Batman" title holds sway as writer Scott Snyder makes his way through a year-long arc focusing on the Court of Owls.

Marvel Ends Current Kids Line of Comics

Mon, December 19th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

The kid-friendly series commonly referred to as Marvel Adventures will see their latest iteration end in March with final issues for "Spider-Man" and "Super Heroes," though more all-ages material is in the offing.

Snyder Bites Back in "American Vampire's" '50s "Death Race"

Thu, December 15th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

After WWII's vampire war, Scott Snyder prepares "American Vampire" for the 1950s with a teenage Rockabilly Van Helsing testing the cast and teases another miniseries.

R.I.P. Comics Legend, Captain America Co-Creator Joe Simon

Thu, December 15th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

CBR News has learned that Joe Simon, co-creator of Captain America and a wealth of other characters, comics and genres, has died leaving behind a legacy as a writer, artist, editor and historian from his 98 years. [UPDATED]

EXCLUSIVE: Inside Valiant's New "X-O Manowar"

Mon, December 12th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

Leading the charge on Valiant's return is X-O Manowar. Designer Jelena Kevic Djurdjevic and Editor Warren Simons spoke exclusively with CBR on how they reinvented a classic and what's in store for the entire line.

EXCLUSIVE: DC Unveils Top Ten Digital Sellers

Mon, December 12th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

John Rood explains what DC Comics' digital sales rankings mean for readers, retailers and the company's plans, sharing exclusively with CBR the top ten digital sales chart and Jim Lee's "Justice League" #7 cover.

Gene Ha on "Justice League" Highlights DC's Creative Moves

Fri, December 9th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

Acclaimed artist Gene Ha filling in for Jim Lee on "Justice League" #7 and 8 is only the tip of the iceberg for recent creative shifts at DC Comics on titles that include "Men of War" and "Green Arrow."

DC Wins November Sales As Marvel Closes Gap

Fri, December 9th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

A still resurgent DC Comics continues its dollar and unit share dominance in comic shop sales for a third month while Marvel brings the fight within percentage points as graphic novels rebound in November.

Ape Entertainment's "Pocket God" Hits A Half Million

Thu, December 8th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

The digital comic based on the best-selling "Pocket Gods" iPhone game has exceeded 500,000 downloads, and to celebrate Ape Entertainment shares an EXCLUSIVE preview of #11 with CBR while making #1 free to new readers.

R.I.P.: Jerry Robinson, Joker Creator & Comics Ambassador

Thu, December 8th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

Legendary Golden Age comics artist Jerry Robinson, creator of the Joker, has died, leaving a creative and social legacy of historic proportions for the comic book medium.