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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Taking Stock of Marvel's Monthly Line

Tue, November 22nd, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

After a wave of cancellations and changes, CBR News looks at Marvel Comics' monthly lineup as it enters 2012, examining why the cancelled titles were cut to what strategies will shape the future of the Marvel U.

DC & Amazon Deal In Digital And Print

Tue, November 22nd, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

As DC Comics' offering of digital trades and graphic novels goes live on Kindle Fire, Hank Kanalz explains the benefits of sticking with online giant Amazon from pricing to cross-promotion and what could come next.

Lobdell Builds Up Gay Teen With "Titans" Bunker

Mon, November 21st, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

With the much discussed, more flamboyant gay teen superhero Bunker debuting this week in DC Comics "Teen Titans" #3, writer Scott Lobdell discusses the metaphorical underpinnings of a series that turns young heroes into outlaws.

Batgirl Joins "Birds of Prey" Full Time

Fri, November 18th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

In next month's "Birds of Prey" #4, former Oracle Barbara Gordon will return to the team he helped start as Duane Swierczynski makes cloak and dagger plans for Batgirl and the rest of the on the run cast.

IDW Unleashes "Infestation 2"

Fri, November 18th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

IDW CCO Chris Ryall leads a call on the return of "Infestation" – the crossover heavy event whose second installment features Transformers, Ninja Turtles, GI Joe and more battling it out against invading monsters straight out of Lovercraft.

Dwayne McDuffie Honored By WGA Animation Caucus

Thu, November 17th, 2011 | Category: TV, Film

The late writer of animated projects from "Static Shock" to the upcoming "Justice League: Doom" will be posthumously recognized with a special Lifetime Achievement Award from the Writer's Guild of America West's Animation Caucus.

Marvel Cancels "Ghost Rider"

Thu, November 17th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

The Spirit of Vengeance is the latest cancellation casualty as Marvel Comics will soon publish the last issue of Rob Williams' "Ghost Rider" ongoing series just before the character's next big screen outing. UPDATED with word from Williams.


Tue, November 15th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

CBR and Nick Spencer return for a one-two punch of our inside look at Image's "Morning Glories," covering the time traveling, parent hunting, teacher fighting twists of issues #12 and 13 in advance of this week's new issue.

Marvel Comics Cancels "X-23"

Tue, November 15th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

CBR News has learned that Marvel will end its monthly "X-23" title, their only regular series starring a female lead, in January, though more plans exist at the publisher for the character and writer Marjorie Liu.

Kirkman Preps "Walking Dead's" Mid-Season Finale

Mon, November 14th, 2011 | Category: TV, Film

While his shocking AMC series remains a certifiable smash hit, Robert Kirkman busies himself with the task of upping the zombie craziness of "The Walking Dead," adapting his comics to include Shane and preparing for a mid-season finale.

R.I.P. "Marvelman" Creator Mick Anglo

Thu, November 10th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

The British writer-artist whose reimagining of an American icon led to the UK's first breakthrough superhero, Marvelman creator Mick Anglo passed away recently leaving questions still to the legal fate of his creation.

Marc Silvestri Hospitalized But On The Mend

Thu, November 10th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

The artist of Marvel's new "Incredible Hulk" went to the Emergency Room Tuesday for an infection to his ankle, but as Marc Silvestri prepares to get back to the drawing board, questions arise as to his run with the Green Goliath.

EXCLUSIVE: DiDio Takes "Challengers of the Unknown" Into "DCU Presents"

Thu, November 10th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

The original adventure team of the DCU faces certain death, giant monsters and reality TV in a new "DC Universe Presents" arc by Dan DiDio and Jerry Ordway, and CBR has the first word from DC's Co-Publisher.

Josh Keaton Is The Spectacular "Green Lantern"

Wed, November 9th, 2011 | Category: TV, Film

The voice actor behind the fan favorite "Spectacular Spider-Man" slings a ring as Hal Jordan this Friday in the animated "Green Lantern" as Josh Keaton told CBR how his new secret identity compares to past work.

"Family Circus" Creator Bil Keane Dies at 89

Wed, November 9th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

After over 50 years at the drawing board creating the wholesome gag strip "The Family Circus," cartoonist Bil Keane has died, leaving a legacy of humor and a wide range of admirers.

Julie Taymor Sues "Spider-Man" Musical Producers

Tue, November 8th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

In the latest in a long string of complicated stories surrounding the Broadway musical "Spider-Man: Turn Off The Dark," original director Julie Taymor has sued for creative rights and pay.

Nick Spencer's "T.H.U.N.D.E.R. Agents" Goes Underground

Tue, November 8th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

The tortured super agents of the U.N. are back for another round of emotional adventure as Nick Spencer teams with classic artists like Jerry Ordway and Walt Simonson for volume 2 of DC's "T.H.U.N.D.E.R. Agents."

DC Plans More Backups As "Steel" Heads To "Action"

Tue, November 8th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

With Grant Morrison reinventing John Henry Irons for the New 52, the writer has tapped "Batman: The Brave & The Bold" scribe Sholly Fisch to tell stories of Steel in "Action Comics."

Rood & Wayne Unpack DC's New 52 Sales Success

Mon, November 7th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

After an October where DC Comics conquered market share in units and dollars, the publisher's sales executives discuss long term plans, preparing for the book market and why beating Marvel doesn't matter.

Marvel Goes Day And Date Digital

Thu, November 3rd, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

In a long-awaited move, Marvel Comics will be bringing its line of superhero comics to digital devices the same day as they're available in print with the exception of licensed and mature readers titles.