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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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.

BEHIND BUFFY SEASON 9: Buffy Enters "Freefall"

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

CBR's inside look at Joss Whedon's comic continuation of "Buffy The Vampire Slayer" is back for Season Nine as Scott Allie speaks out on the new villain, the strange new slayer and more from issues #1 and 2.

ALL COMICS EVE: Joshua Fialkov On "I, Vampire"

Mon, October 31st, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

The bloodiest book in the DC Universe ups the stakes in the months ahead with more characters, more killings and more guest stars starting with John Constantine as Joshua Hale Fialkov reveals big plans for "I, Vampire."

Marvel Promotes Jayatilleke To SVP Associate Publisher

Sat, October 29th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

The seven-year veteran of the House of Ideas who's worked on projects from Stephen King's "N" to Marvel's "Halo" comics takes a new role as Ruwan Jayatilleke becomes the company's Associate Publisher.

George RR Martin's Superhero "Wild Cards" Headed To Film

Fri, October 28th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

The prose anthology turned comic book from the writer of "Game of Thrones" is headed to film as the first project from SyFy Films as George RR Martin's "Wild Cards" gets a Hollywood call.

THE BAT SIGNAL: Lee Bermejo On "Batman: Noel"

Wed, October 26th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

The artist behind the best-selling "Joker" graphic novel goes solo with a Dark Knight adaptation of Dickens' classic "A Christmas Carol," and Lee Bermejo tells CBR how its bigger and different than his past work.

EXCLUSIVE: Kapow! Con Returns For Year Two

Mon, October 24th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

In May 2012, Mark Millar and company's Kapow! Comic Con will return for a second go at bringing a big show feel to the UK market, and CBR has the first word from the organizers!

EXCLUSIVE: B.P.R.D. Rebuilds Johann Kraus For "The Long Death"

Mon, October 24th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

The ending of Dark Horse's latest "B.P.R.D." series means serious changes to the life of the team's resident medium. John Arcudi and Duncan Fegredo share an exclusive first look at Johann Kraus' new look.

Two Series, Two Missions For IDW's "Transformers"

Thu, October 20th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

In the wake of the "Death of Optimus Prime," IDW's Transformers Universe sees the Autobots split leadership between Rodimus Prime and Bumblebee for two new ongoings: "More Than Meets The Eye" and "Robots In Disguise."

Bryan Cranston's Gordon Embodies "Batman: Year One"

Wed, October 19th, 2011 | Category: TV, Film

Emmy Award-winning star of "Breaking Bad" Bryan Cranston told CBR how taking on the role of Jim Gordon in Warner Animation's "Batman: Year One" rewired his thinking on comics and animation.

Marvel's Next Big Thing: "Venom Event"

Wed, October 19th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

Rick Remender, Jeff Parker and Rob Williams team up for an all-new Marvel Comics crossover focusing on "Venom" with a new twist on the "New Fantastic Four" including Red Hulk, X-23 and Ghost Rider heading to Vegas for trouble.

EXCLUSIVE: Millar & Gibbons Unveil "The Secret Service"

Tue, October 18th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

Mark Millar and Dave Gibbons show off the first art from their upcoming "The Secret Service" as Millar makes known his plans for a Millarworld blowout in 2012.

Robert Kirkman: Scream Award Winner

Tue, October 18th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

After a big weekend of high ratings for "The Walking Dead" TV show and a big presence at NYCC, Robert Kirkman gets a national spotlight for his comics tonight in Spike's Scream Awards as he prepares for back-to-back issue #100s.

Millar & Gibbons Prep Big Reveal

Tue, October 18th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

The final announcement of Mark Millar and Dave Gibbons long-awaited collaboration is on its way in this week's "Superior" #6 as the 2012 wave of creator-owned Millarworld titles ramps up. CBR has the first teaser.

NYCC BAT SIGNAL: Chip Kidd Writes "Batman: Death By Design"

Tue, October 18th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

The acclaimed designer of "Batman Animated" and "Bat-Manga!" turns to an OGN starring the Dark Knight as Chip Kidd shares with CBR the first details on "Batman: Death By Design" with Dave Taylor.

NYCC: Spider-Man: Turn Off The Dark

Sun, October 16th, 2011 | Category: TV, Film

Glen Berger and Roberto Aguire-Sacasa, the writers who reinvented the Spider-Man musical, discussed making the Broadway show more relatable with expanded roles for Green Goblin and Mary Jane amidst the wild stage effects.

NYCC: Marvel Studios "Avengers" Panel

Sat, October 15th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

Marvel Studios unveiled new news and new footage of the hotly anticipated "Avengers" film at New York Comic Con with guests Chris Evans, Mark Ruffalo, Tom Hiddleston, Cobie Smulders and Clark Gregg.

NYCC: Marvel's Cup O' Joe

Sat, October 15th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

A jam-packed version of Joe Quesada's panel saw plenty of Marvel news including a new movie-esque Avengers series from Brian Bendis and Mark Bagley, Jeph Loeb's resurrection of Sabertooth, "Dexter" comics and more!

NYCC: Marvel: Avengers: Shattered Heroes

Sat, October 15th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

A lineup of Marvel's Mightiest creators from Matt Fraction to Kieron Gillen to Chris Gage lead the latest round of news including an X-Man coming to the Avengers, Rick Remender on "Secret Avengers" and a return for the Runaways.