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: 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.

Snyder Dredges Up A Human "Swamp Thing"

Wed, August 24th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

From the murkier corners of DC's New 52, Scott Snyder digs into the history of Alec Holland and describes how the horrifying and the human will play into his "Swamp Thing" series with EXCLUSIVE art from Yanick Paquette.

Surveying the Phoenix Comics Scene

Tue, August 23rd, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

With the surprise folding of powerhouse Arizona retail chain Atomic Comics, CBR News looks at which comic shops remain standing in the greater Phoenix area for fans to hit up this Wednesday and beyond. [UPDATED w new store info]

Disney Fires Marvel Movie Marketers

Tue, August 23rd, 2011 | Category: TV, Film

With an official excuse seeming to be redundancy of staff since the House of Mouse will now distribute Marvel Studios films, Disney has let go the Marketing execs who have worked on movies from "Iron Man" to "Captain America."

Board of Stan Lee Media Sue For "Conan" Rights

Mon, August 22nd, 2011 | Category: TV, Film

The remnants of the media company once connected to Stan Lee continue their aggressive legal pursuits towards pop culture characters by now suing for profits and rights to "Conan The Barbarian" after its movie opening.

Marvel Links Scarlet Spider To "Spider-Island"

Fri, August 19th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

Could infamous Spider-Man clone Ben Reilly be returning to comics just in time to die? Marvel Comics latest "Spider-Island" teaser seems to be pointing in that direction.

"Conan" Director To Launch "Chosen" With Liquid Comics

Fri, August 19th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

Director Marcus Nispel, whose "Conan The Barbarian" reboot hits theaters this weekend has signed on with Liquid Comics for a Detroit-meets-Mumbai take on the supernatural Kung Fu genre.

"Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance" Trailer Debuts

Fri, August 19th, 2011 | Category: TV, Film

Nicolas Cage is back as Marvel Comics flaming skull vigilante in a new film from "Crank" directors Neveldine and Taylor with plenty of highway carnage on display as CBR has full screen caps.

Downey Already Eyeing "Iron Man 3"

Thu, August 18th, 2011 | Category: TV, Film

With "The Avengers" still in process, Robert Downey, Jr. and his former directorial collaborator Shane Black are looking for a leaner, meaner Iron Man for the hero's third solo outing.

An All-Star Wake For "Hellboy"

Fri, August 12th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

Creators from Guillermo del Toro to John Cassaday to Mike Mignola himself reflect on the shocking events of "Hellboy: The Fury" #3 as the big red guy is celebrated just as his story gets more interesting.