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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JMS Recreates "Wonder Woman"

Tue, June 29th, 2010 | Category: Comic Books

Debuting Wednesday in her milestone 600th issue, Wonder Woman gets a new Jim Lee-designed costume, a new mission and a new world in the reality-altering storyline which writer J. Michael Straczynski tells CBR about in detail.

Paul Cornell: Ready For "Action"

Tue, June 29th, 2010 | Category: Comic Books

With Paul Cornell's first comic as a DC exclusive creator ready to hit stores, the writer known for his takes on British superheroes explains how he'll make America's longest-running comic book a supervillain punch-up.

Alice Eve Is Emma Frost

Mon, June 28th, 2010 | Category: TV, Film

The casting for "X-Men: First Class" heats up as the "She's Out Of My League" starlet signs on to play the diamond-skinned mutant in the franchise relaunched headed by Matthew Vaughn.

Alex Ross: On Invaders & Phantoms

Fri, June 25th, 2010 | Category: Comic Books

Superstar creator Alex Ross explained his revitalization of a pair of Golden Age icons for modern audiences, and CBR has an exclusive first look at both the original Marvel superteam and the Ghost Who Walks.

Winick Humors "Power Girl"

Fri, June 25th, 2010 | Category: Comic Books

With his first issue on stands now, Judd Winick explained to CBR how a mix of humor, action and pathos is the key to establishing Karen Starr as her own heroine with her own unique voice and villains in "Power Girl."

Quinto & McMillian Get "Lucid"

Fri, June 25th, 2010 | Category: Comic Books

In the first comics project from his Before The Door Pictures for Archaia, "Heroes" star Zachary Quinto enlists "True Blood" actor Michael McMillian for a spy-fi magic tale set in an alternate version of America.

THE BAT SIGNAL: Adam Beechen

Thu, June 24th, 2010 | Category: Comic Books

Adam Beechen, the writer behind DC's in-universe relaunch of "Batman Beyond," explains his history with the Dark Knight, from comics to cartoons and how the two play off each other, from Terry McGinnis to Zur-En-Arrh.

"Generation Lost" #4 & 5 To Be Returnable

Wed, June 23rd, 2010 | Category: Comic Books

In response to their surprise day-and-date plans for their digital comics move, DC Comics has let retailers know that the already ordered copies of the bi-weekly "Justice League" series affected will be returnable.

JMS Enlists America For "Superman: Grounded"

Wed, June 23rd, 2010 | Category: Comic Books

As part of his new arc on DC's eponymous Superman title, all-star writer J. Michael Straczynski told us his plan for fans to write in and see their town included in the story where Superman walks across America.

Lee And Rood Talk DC Digital

Wed, June 23rd, 2010 | Category: Comic Books

With an ambitious rollout for DC Comics content on computers, iPads, PSPs and more starting today, DC's digital leaders Jim Lee and John Rood talk to CBR about creator royalties, retailer inclusion and content choices.

Paul Cornell: A DC Exclusive

Tue, June 22nd, 2010 | Category: Comic Books

The writer who made his name on cult Marvel hits like "Captain Britain & MI-13" moves lock, stock and barrel to DC with his incoming run on "Action Comics" getting the ball rolling towards its 900th issue.

Waid Takes the (Hero) Initiative

Tue, June 22nd, 2010 | Category: Comic Books

Writer and BOOM! Editor-in-Chief Mark Waid adds another title to his resume, that of Board Member for the non-profit Hero Initiative, and he spoke with CBR about how and why he'll contribute to the charity.

Catching Up With DC's Co-Publishers

Mon, June 21st, 2010 | Category: Comic Books

Dan Didio & Jim Lee spoke with CBR about the current state of the entire DC line, including the death of Ryan Choi, Vertigo characters that are and could be, WildStorm's licensing ambitions and share exclusive art.

TO HELLBOY AND BACK: Screw-On Superheroes

Fri, June 18th, 2010 | Category: Comic Books

In the finale of our series with Hellboy creator Mike Mignola, the artist/writer describes getting back to his crazy roots with "The Amazing Screw-On Head" and finally releasing his superhero crossovers in trade.


Thu, June 17th, 2010 | Category: Comic Books

With back-to-back Red Hood projects hitting in comics and animation, the writer who returned Jason Todd from the grave digs into his Batman writing methods, his opinions on animation and a new "Superman/Batman" story.

AMC Releases First Rick Grimes Photo

Tue, June 15th, 2010 | Category: TV, Film

The main character of "The Walking Dead" suits up for his years long battle with zombies as the first production photo of actor Andrew Lincoln is released online along with more "Walking Dead" news.

R.I.P. Al Williamson

Mon, June 14th, 2010 | Category: Comic Books

The legendary artist of "Flash Gordon," "Star Wars" and many, many more science fiction and genre comics known for their illustrative power has reportedly passed away at the age of 79.

THE BAT SIGNAL: Behind "Batman" #700

Fri, June 11th, 2010 | Category: Comic Books

DC Editor Mike Marts stops by to explain how the all-star anniversary issue came together, how issue #700 plays a role in the culmination of Grant Morrison's mega-epic and what twists and artists will accompany the return of Bruce Wayne.

FROM THE EDITOR'S DESK: Hassler On Digital

Fri, June 11th, 2010 | Category: Comic Books

In part two of our chat on the state of manga, Yen Press' Kurt Hassler discusses the reasoning behind moving the publisher's "Yen Plus" magazine online and gives an in depth rundown on their upcoming titles.

Pak Teams Up The "Incredible Hulks"

Fri, June 11th, 2010 | Category: Comic Books

In September, a new era kicks off for Bruce Banner and company under Greg Pak's pen as the retitled "Incredible Hulk" embarks on a familial throwdown between Earth's gamma giants and the "Dark Son" that is Hiro-Kala.