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

Showing results 1541-1560 of 2012

Fox International Brings "The Walking Dead" Overseas

Wed, June 9th, 2010 | Category: TV, Film

The Frank Darabont-directed adaptation of Robert Kirkman's zombie comic epic will air across Europe, Asia, the Middle East and more after its initial North American run on AMC.

Stanley Tucci Joins "Captain America" Cast

Mon, June 7th, 2010 | Category: TV, Film

The critically-lauded supporting player becomes the latest enlistee for Joe Johnston's WW2-era superhero origin, playing the role of Dr. Abraham Erskine – creator of the super soldier serum.

Retailers React To Marvel's iPad Move

Mon, June 7th, 2010 | Category: Comic Books

With the 80-page "Invincible Iron Man Annual" headed to Apple's hot tablet device on the same day it lands in comic shops, CBR News rounds up reactions from some of the most recognizable names in comics retail.

See Scott Pilgrim Battle Lucas Lee

Mon, June 7th, 2010 | Category: TV, Film

The latest clip from the highly anticipated indie comic movie adaptation "Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World" hits the internet as Michael Cera's Pilgrim throws down against an army of Chris Evans stunt doubles.

Marvel Announces Same Day Digital Trial

Fri, June 4th, 2010 | Category: Comic Books

Marvel Comics is releasing June's "Invincible Iron Man" Annual in its iPad application on the same day as it hits in comic shops across America, but how much will it cost?

What Could Happen In A "Heroes" Miniseries?

Thu, June 3rd, 2010 | Category: TV, Film

Creator Tim Kring takes to the net with word on his negotiations to bring "Heroes" back for a miniseries finale focusing on an outed Claire and a returned Nathan Petrelli amongst other twists and turns.

Marvel's Modern Vampire Epic

Thu, June 3rd, 2010 | Category: Comic Books

Promoted as the publisher's "Next Big Thing," Marvel's "Curse of the Mutants" promises a war between mutants and vampires including a reinvention of the latter as Gischler, Alonso and Brevoort explain.

Diamond Solicits Opinions On Tuesday Comics

Wed, June 2nd, 2010 | Category: Comic Books

The direct market's most powerful player asks retailers about the idea of moving the nationwide shipping day for North American comics back to line up with bigger media, including the possibility of advanced shipping.

Joe Quesada Promoted to Marvel Entertainment CCO

Wed, June 2nd, 2010 | Category: Comic Books

The new title of Chief Creative Officer is added on as new responsibilities task the Marvel Comics Editor-in-Chief with officially overseeing creative decisions for every aspect of Disney's Marvel Entertainment empire.

Frank Miller's "Xerxes" Confirmed

Tue, June 1st, 2010 | Category: Comic Books

The long-anticipated "300" prequel sees its first official art hit the web in the form of an October-shipping lithograph before the legendary cartoonist's Persian epic hits in 2011.

EXCLUSIVE: The Full Story of "S.H.O.O.T."

Tue, June 1st, 2010 | Category: Digital Comics

Commando atheists armed to the teeth against supernatural threats headline the latest from MySpace Dark Horse Presents, and CBR has the full comic story along with word from writer Justin Aclin.

"Smallville" Royalties Fight Heats Up

Tue, June 1st, 2010 | Category: TV, Film

After the series original producers filed a breach of contract complaint to earn more profits from the CW network anchor, Warner Brothers blasts back with an argument set to cut their former partners out via legalese.


Mon, May 31st, 2010 | Category: Comic Books

With the Red Hulk's identity revealed and his origin about to be told, the character's co-creator Ed McGuinness looks back on the Hulk run he never thought he'd have and what it takes to make a smashing new design.


Fri, May 28th, 2010 | Category: Comic Books

The writer behind "Streets of Gotham" and "Gotham City Sirens" swing by CBR's ongoing Bat-Column to explain what it takes to dig into villains like Hush, what hidden past will haunt Batman's future and how Poison Ivy will grow this summer.

R.I.P. Stephen Perry

Fri, May 28th, 2010 | Category: Comic Books

After a battle with cancer and a spotlight provided by the HERO Initiative, the former comic book and animation writer met a sudden tragic end as friends and colleagues move to keep his memory alive with fans.

Green Lantern Earns Animated Series

Thu, May 27th, 2010 | Category: TV, Film

With the Ryan Reynolds film well underway, Warner Brothers and Cartoon Network are planning on a full scale Hal Jordan blitz with a new animated series set to follow the big screen movie's lead.

The Flash Races Towards Theaters

Thu, May 27th, 2010 | Category: TV, Film

A Warner Brothers executive is talking up Barry Allen as the next big DC film, but will he beat Aquaman to the screen and will Geoff Johns be at the starting line when it comes time to script?

Breaking Hughie From "The Boys"

Thu, May 27th, 2010 | Category: Comic Books

As the superhero satire enters its next major story phase, creator and writer of "The Boys" Garth Ennis explains why all of his characters are being brought low including the miniseries bound Wee Hughie.

FROM THE EDITOR'S DESK: Hassler on "Twilight"

Wed, May 26th, 2010 | Category: Comic Books

With the comic version of Stephanie Meyers' vampire saga a sales hit, we spoke with Yen's Kurt Hassler about the state of manga, challenges of pleasing Twihards and the book's lettering debate.

Weisman Founds A "Mecha-Nation"

Tue, May 25th, 2010 | Category: Comic Books

The writer behind animated hits "Gargoyles" and "Spectacular Spider-Man," Greg Weisman teams up with his former TV partners for an all-ages blast of high school superhero action from Ape Entertainment's KiZoic label.