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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CCI: DC Comics' Batman Panel

Thu, July 21st, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

The full gamut of creators and editors from DC Comics Batman line team up to tell fans at Comic-Con what's ahead for the Dark Knight come September including Grant Morrison and Scott Snyder.

CCI: Kirkman's Skybound Entertainment Panel

Thu, July 21st, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

Robert Kirkman brings collaborators from his incoming Image Comics series "The Infinite" and "Thief of Thieves" as well as news of "The Walking Dead" and "Invincible" to Comic-Con with Skybound Entertainment.

Grant Morrison is All-Out "Action Comics"

Tue, July 19th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

A brand-new, fast-paced take on the Man of Steel debuts in December as Grant Morrison describes his reinvention of Superman as a blue collar folk hero with Rags Morales in "Action Comics."

Didio & Lee Cover DC's New 52

Tue, July 19th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

From the origins of DC Comics' relaunch to the bold story changes hitting Superman and the entire DCU, Co-Publishers Dan Didio and Jim Lee share their grand plan for Comic-Con, advertising and beyond.

Grant Morrison Explores "Supergods"

Mon, July 18th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

The acclaimed writer takes his love for and history with superheroes and turns them into a prose book that's part history, part critique and part personal essay as Grant Morrison explains "Supergods" to CBR News.

Marvel's Spidey Team Swings

Thu, July 14th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

From "Spider-Island" to "Carnage USA" and Marvel Adventures to "Vengeance" and more, Steve Wacker and the Spidey editors tell CBR all about the future, plus exclusive art.

EXCLUSIVE: Levin On Relaunching First Comics

Thu, July 14th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

First Comics, known for its acclaimed creator-owned comics throughout the '80s, makes its return at CCI 2011. Co-Founder Ken Levin tells CBR exclusively about how the publisher will live up to its legacy

Stephenson Looks to Image Comics' Future

Wed, July 13th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

Publisher Eric Stephenson tells CBR about capturing attention in the wake of DC's relaunch, a new ratings system, the future of "Image United" and big plans for Image's 20th year.

Gregg Hurwitz Uncovers Penguin's "Pain and Prejudice"

Wed, July 13th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

The second wave of DC's relaunch sees novelist and TV writer Gregg Hurwitz redefine Oswald Cobblepot in "Penguin: Pain And Prejudice." CBR talks to Hurwitz about the series and more.

Rucka & Burchett Set Sail With "Lady Sabre"

Tue, July 12th, 2011 | Category: Digital Comics

Acclaimed creators Greg Rucka and Rick Burchett expand their adventure repertoire with the new "Lady Sabre & The Pirates of the Ineffable Aether" webcomic, telling CBR their plans for Steampunk swashbuckling.

Reviving Mark Waid's Red Skull

Mon, July 11th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

In October, Marvel Comics will release the original version of "Captain America" #14 by Mark Waid and Andy Kubert. The writer told CBR why the Red Skull story never saw print and what it means to his career.

Rucka Pulls "Punisher" Into the Marvel U

Thu, July 7th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

Award-winning writer Greg Rucka tells CBR first about how Frank Castle does and doesn't fit in the Marvel Universe and the conflicts that creates for him, the mob and the Avengers.

MORNING GLORY DAYS: Killing Yourself To Live

Wed, July 6th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

In one of the strangest, most shocking issues of the hit Image series yet, writer Nick Spencer takes CBR's Morning Glory Days inside the topsy turvy dream world of Jade from hangings to apocalyptic landscapes in "Morning Glories" #10.

Robert Kirkman's "Infinite" Horizon

Fri, July 1st, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

As he and Rob Liefeld's new time-travel buddy epic "The Infinite" hits in August, Robert Kirkman tells CBR how he built the world of the future, why he's making deluxe print editions of each issue and how they'll make a splash at Comic-Con.

Marvel Studios Readies "Thor 2" Without Branagh

Thu, June 30th, 2011 | Category: TV, Film

The Norse god played by Chris Hemsworth will return to the screen after "Avengers" for another solo outing in Marvel Studios "Thor 2" in July 2013 as director Kenneth Branagh steps aside to let another helmer call the shots.

Cornell, Fialkov, Lemire & Snyder Bring The Monsters of DC

Wed, June 29th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

From "Swamp Thing" and "Frankenstein" to "Demon Knights" and "I, Vampire," DC's new line resurrects a wave of classic monster concepts and CBR speaks with the writers behind them.

Legendary Confirms Frank Miller's "Holy Terror"

Tue, June 28th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

Frank Miller's long-gestating superhero vs. al-Qaeda comic will finish its march from Batman book to graphic novel as Legendary Pictures gives "Holy Terror" an official release date three days after the 10th anniversary of 9/11.

THE BAT SIGNAL: Snyder Relaunches "Batman"

Mon, June 27th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

Acclaimed writer Scott Snyder moves from "Detective Comics" with Dick Grayson to "Batman" #1 starring Bruce Wayne with artist Greg Capullo, and they're looking for epic adventure.

Marvel's Next Big Thing: Daredevil

Fri, June 24th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

The Man Without Fear returns this July as Mark Waid, artist Paolo Rivera and Senior Editor Steve Wacker talk "Daredevil" #1 in the latest "Next Big Thing" Call, talking guest stars, romance and the legacy of Gene Colan.

IDW Turns Bin Laden's Death Into Graphic Novel

Thu, June 23rd, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

In the wake of the Navy SEAL mission to kill the infamous Osama Bin Laden, IDW has announced the graphic novel "Code Word: Geronimo" recounting bin Laden's final night to hit stores this September. UPDATED WITH ART.