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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Building The World of "Demon Knights"

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

One issue in to his DC Comics New 52 series "Demon Knights," Paul Cornell has already sewn the seeds for an epic battle, a wicked queen, a twisted romance and more epic fantasy turns for the Demon, Madame Xanadu, Shining Knight and company.

Cornell Dissects "Stormwatch" #1

Tue, September 20th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

The first of DC's New 52 to pull the WildStorm Universe into a new era, "Stormwatch" and writer Paul Cornell serve up a love letter to Warren Ellis, a bad ass Martian Manhunter and the great romance of Apollo and Midnighter.

DC's New 52 Retailer Report: Week 2

Tue, September 20th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

After the second full week of sales for DC Comics line-wide relaunch, the numbers remain high as sell outs for books like "Green Lantern" lead retailers to focus on keeping customers for issues #2, 3 and beyond.

Krul Replaced On "Green Arrow" By Giffen

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

After three issues, writer JT Krul will step down from DC's new "Green Arrow" monthly to be replaced by Keith Giffen who will now co-write with series artist Dan Jurgens.

New Era Brings Exclusive "Arkham City" Caps to NYCC

Fri, September 16th, 2011 | Category: Video Games

Tying in to the highly anticipated "Batman: Arkham City" game, ball cap makers New Era are looking to turn fans into inmates of Arkham City with a New York Comic Con-debuting hat. CBR has the exclusive first look.

Rozum Exits "Static Shock"

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

With only one issue on the stands, the co-writer of DC's relaunch of the iconic teen superhero "Static Shock" has opted to step off the book saying "My issues for leaving had nothing to do with the character or with DC Comics." UPDATED

Commentary Track: JH Williams III On "Batwoman" #1

Wed, September 14th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

Co-writer and artist of the long-awaited "Batwoman" title from DC's New 52, JH Williams III goes in depth with CBR News on the building blocks of the heroine's first issue.

Marriage Next For Archie's Kevin Keller

Wed, September 14th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

In their latest "ready of the headlines" story line, Archie Comics is sending newly launched gay character Kevin Keller to its "Life With Archie" universe for a wedding first in Riverdale and mainstream comics.

DC's New 52: Retailer Report 1

Tue, September 13th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

After the first full week of comic shops sales, CBR talks to retailers across the country about DC Comics New 52 titles to see what the fan response was, what shop owners want to see next and what books beyond "Justice League" hit big.

Rood & Wayne: DC Sales Exceed Predictions

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

With over 200K copies for "Justice League" #1 and ten books rocketing past 100K in sales, DC's New 52 seems a major sales success as John Rood and Bob Wayne tell CBR how the company will adjust to demand and move forward.

CBR's Publishers Roundtable: Sales & Strategy

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

In the midst of soft sales, big media pushes by Marvel and the aggressive launch of DC's New 52, we spoke to the publishers of BOOM!, Dark Horse, Dynamite, IDW and Top Cow about making moves in a world dominated by the big two.

Archie Plans Its Digital Future

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

With a long-standing day-and-date policy, a wide range of platforms and digital-only exclusives, Archie Comics is on top of the digital comics game as CEO Jon Goldwater waits for the full promise to pay off.

MORNING GLORY DAYS: Killing Fathers & Kissing Teachers

Wed, September 7th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

Nick Spencer is back on CBR to explore the cast of his hit Image series "Morning Glories," as murdering party boy Ike takes the spotlight ahead of this week's new issue #12.

WonderCon & C2E2 Explain The Spring Shift

Fri, September 2nd, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

With long-standing San Francisco-based WonderCon making a one-year move to Anaheim for 2012 and Chicago's C2E2 shifting spring dates to match, CBR News spoke with organizers about what this means for each's future.

Marvel's Next Big Thing: The Fearless

Fri, September 2nd, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

Writers Matt Fraction, Cullen Bunn and Chris Yost team up for Marvel's latest conference call, revealing the secrets behind the hammer-hunting saga that is the 12-part series "The Fearless" and CBR is on hand LIVE!

Who is "Flashpoint's" Mystery Woman?

Thu, September 1st, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

As one era of the DC Universe moves to the next, a crucial new element seems to be moving from "Flashpoint" into DC's New 52 line of comics in the form of a mysterious female. CBR has the details.

Johns & Lee Bring Character To "Justice League"

Thu, September 1st, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

Amid a whirlwind signing tour in New York City, DC Comics new universe point men Geoff Johns and Jim Lee share their thoughts on making character king in the New 52 vanguard title, "Justice League."

Nixey Takes "Don't Be Afraid" From Film to Page

Wed, August 31st, 2011 | Category: TV, Film

"Don't Be Afraid of the Dark" director Troy Nixey describes how his background in comics led to his feature debut, creeping creature designs and the art for the new book "Blackwood's Guide To Dangerous Fairies."

Crowds & Creators Show For "Justice League" Launch

Wed, August 31st, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

At the Midnight Madness release in NYC for DC Comics' first New 52 title, "Justice League," Jim Lee and Geoff Johns led a party that included Scott Snyder, Cliff Chiang, Dan Didio, Amy Reeder and a ton of fans.

"Flash Gordon" Flies Forward At Ardden

Tue, August 30th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

Despite another new comic launching, classic space hero Flash Gordon continues the good fight in Ardden Entertainment's long-planned space epic by writer Brendan Deneen.