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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Neal Adams & Christos Gage Team For "Wolverine" Project

Thu, June 16th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

The legendary artist who makes his return to Marvel in the upcoming "New Avengers" #16.1 will apparently take his pencils next to the man called Logan as Neal Adams teases a Wolverine project with writer Christos Gage.

Russell Crowe To Play Jor-El?

Wed, June 15th, 2011 | Category: TV, Film

The award-winning Aussie actor is reportedly in negotiations to take over for the late Marlon Brando as Superman's birth father in the Kryptonian portions of Zack Snyder's incoming "Superman: The Man of Steel" film reboot.

Harras And Berganza Discuss DC's Relaunch

Wed, June 15th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

The Editor-in-Chief and Executive Editor of the DC Comics Universe tell CBR everything about the impending September relaunch of 52 titles from what stories still impact the characters to what titles are still on the way and much more.

Dorkin & Thompson's "Beasts of Burden" Headed To Film

Mon, June 13th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

The multiple award-winning Dark Horse horror mystery series starring animal occult detectives has received a Hollywood pickup as producer/director Andrew Adamson has optioned Evan Dorkin & Jill Thompson's "Beasts of Burden."

Morrison & Morales Launch "Action Comics" #1

Fri, June 10th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

The acclaimed writer behind "All-Star Superman" and the artist of "Identity Crisis" will redefine the Man of Steel as Grant Morrison and Rags Morales create a new "Action Comics" #1. UPDATED: With full Superman creative teams.

Marvel's Next Big Thing: X-Men Schism

Fri, June 10th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

Writer Jason Aaron is joined by Marvel Editor Nick Lowe and Editor-in-Chief Axel Alonso for an inside look at the incoming event looking to tear the X-Men apart as Cyclops and Wolverine battle Sentinels, new villains and each other.

EXCLUSIVE: Bedard & Guara Launch "Blue Beetle"

Thu, June 9th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

As part of DC Comics 52-series relaunch of their line, the publisher is bringing back El Paso's finest teen hero as Tony Bedard and Ig Guara kick off a new "Blue Beetle" monthly, and CBR has the EXCLUSIVE first look.

Graphicly Redesigns And Redefines

Thu, June 9th, 2011 | Category: Digital Comics

The online comics provider is working its way through a new model that allows both indie creators and established publishers to upload comics online to be read and embedded anywhere as "the YouTube of comics," explains CEO Micah Baldwin.

Valiant Names Publisher, Executive Editor in Pierce & Simons

Thu, June 9th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

A former executive from the original Valiant run as well as a longtime Wizard Magazine leader and the editor behind Marvel hits like "Thor" have joined Valiant Entertainment as Fred Pierce and Warren Simons speak exclusively to CBR.

Daredevil Returns To "New Avengers"

Wed, June 8th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

Brian Bendis puts the character he broke down back on the path to Marvel Universe redemption as Daredevil joins the New Avengers in September in advance of the anticipated "End of Days" series. UPDATED

THE BAT SIGNAL: Beechen Expands The World of "Batman Beyond"

Wed, June 8th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

The DC series based on the animated favorite grows bigger as Adam Beechen explains why the Justice League's missions, the return of Blight and shadowy hackers all impact what's next for "Batman Beyond."

Teen Titans, Legion Highlight Latest DC Comics Relaunch News

Wed, June 8th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

Today's DC Comics' relaunch announcement is teen-centric, with news on new Legion titles, Static, a Scott Lobdell-helmed "Teen Titans" and a Rob Liefeld-illustrated Hawk & Dove ongoing series.

"Voodoo," "Resurrection Man" Join DC's Dark Side

Tue, June 7th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

Five new DC Comics series focus on the darker side of the DCU including Scott Snyder's "Swamp Thing" and Peter Milligan's "Justice League Dark." UPDATED: Wildstorm joins the new DCU with "Voodoo," "Resurrection Man."

Bat-Title Announcements Include "Batwing" & "Batman Inc."

Mon, June 6th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

UPDATED: Capping off a day of DC Comics announcements, the publisher makes plans for phase two of "Batman Inc." as well as "Red Hood & The Outlaws, "Batwing," "Batgirl," "Birds of Prey" and "Detective Comics."

"Essex County" To Film As "Super Zero"

Mon, June 6th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

The comic-themed chapters of Jeff Lemire's Top Shelf trilogy are headed to the big screen as "X-Men: First Class" VFX Supervisor John Dykstra preps "Super Zero."

Retailers Split on DC Comics Relaunch

Fri, June 3rd, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

Retailers from coast-to-coast spoke with CBR News about how 52 new #1s will have them ordering DC Comics come September as well as how they feel an all-line move to digital day-and-date will impact their business.

DC Unveils Creators, Covers For 10 Relaunch Titles

Thu, June 2nd, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

Brian Azzarello spearheads "Wonder Woman," Francis Manapul writes "Flash" and heroes from Firestorm to Hawkman get new origins as DC shows off art from the first ten of 52 new series.

Valiant Entertainment Returns In 2012

Thu, June 2nd, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

Fueled by a capital injection from former Marvel CEO Peter Cuneo's new company, the owners of the Valiant Comics library are set to launch new stories starring the '90s superheroes in 2012, as the principals tell CBR first.

Looking At Archaia's Eisner Nods

Wed, June 1st, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

CBR News investigates the nomination process for the Will Eisner Comic Industry Awards, which has drawn scrutiny this year over a potential conflict of interest among the judging panel.

Details Emerge On DC's Relaunch

Tue, May 31st, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

CBR News uncovers some of the biggest details behind DC Comics' September relaunch, revealing the full scope of new series in the works and asking the question "Will this work for retailers and readers?"