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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Ryall Takes Stock Of IDW's "Angel" Run

Thu, April 28th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

In a special wrap up interview exploring six years of Joss Whedon's vampire hero in comics, IDW EiC Chris Ryall discusses the publisher bringing "Angel" back, the story behind "After The Fall" and the role of canonicity.

Dan Didio Digs Into "Brightest Day's" Finale

Wed, April 27th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

The final issue of DC's year-long event hits stores today, and Co-Publisher Dan Didio stops by for a spoiler-filled interview on how the final issue of "Brightest Day" flips the DC Universe in a key way from here on out.

Hobby Star Takes Legal Action Over "Fan Expo" Name

Tue, April 26th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

The owners of the pop culture show "Toronto Fan Expo" have filed an injunction against the owners of the UFC fighting league and Reed Exhibitions over their use of the name "UFC Fan Expo" this weekend in Canada.

Neal Adams Returns To "Avengers" With Bendis

Fri, April 22nd, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

The legendary artist behind Marvel's "The Kree-Skrull War" will return to the Avengers franchise this fall with a special #16.1 issue of "New Avengers" by series scribe Brian Michael Bendis.

Marvel's Next Big Thing: The Iron Age

Fri, April 22nd, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

Writer Rob Williams and editor Tom Brennan team up to explain the ins and outs of the upcoming Iron Man epic "The Iron Age" in Marvel's latest "Next Big Thing" call, revealing the full creative teams and more.

Eric Martsolf on Becoming "Smallville's" Booster Gold

Fri, April 22nd, 2011 | Category: TV, Film

Incoming Booster Gold Eric Martsolf tells CBR how he and Tom Welling explored the time traveler's psyche, how Geoff Johns connected Booster to Superman's mythology and how he once played the Green Goblin.

Kirkman Remains "Invincible," Part 2

Wed, April 20th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

In part-two of our discussion on his core Image Comics series, Robert Kirkman tells CBR about the supervillain smash-ups ahead for "Invincible" in the wake of "The Viltrumite War" and plans foe #100.

Robert Kirkman "Walks" On, Part 1

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

Hard at work on Season 2 of his hit AMC TV series, Robert Kirkman shares with CBR how his Hollywood work has impacted the big plans for his "The Walking Dead" comics work as well as the upcoming zombie video game.

EXCLUSIVE: "Dark Horse Presents" Grows With Gibbons & Powell

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

Dark Horse Comics shares with CBR an exclusive first look at Dave Gibbons and Eric Powell's upcoming contributions to its flagship anthology, announced this weekend at Stumptown.

"ThunderCats" Are A "Loose" Take On Original

Fri, April 15th, 2011 | Category: TV, Film

The producers of the upcoming adaptation of the beloved '80s cartoon team with original Lion-O Larry Kenney to explain how "ThunderCats" can be updated for modern audiences and classic fans alike.

Tokyopop Closes U.S. Publishing

Fri, April 15th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

After months of hardships and changes, the former giant of manga publishing will cease all operations in the U.S. leaving only a Germany-based licensing division and its film division.

MORNING GLORY DAYS: Date & Time Troubles

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

Nick Spencer returns for the latest behind-the-scenes look at his Image hit "Morning Glories" with a special look at the influences on issue #8, the mix of romance, murder and a sci-fi mystery involving everyman Hunter.

Layoffs Hit Dark Horse Comics

Tue, April 12th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

In the face of tough times across the industry, CBR News has learned that a number of staffers at Dark Horse comics have been laid off including editors on the "Star Wars" and "Creepy" comics lines.

EXCLUSIVE: First Look At "Hit-Girl" & "Supercrooks"

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

The next two Millarworld titles on tap from Mark Millar, CBR News has an exclusive first look at the art by Leandro Fernandez for "Hit-Girl" #1 and Leinil Yu's first teaser for the heist story "Supercrooks."

KAPOW: Millar Talks Four New Titles

Sun, April 10th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

From a "Kick-Ass" spinoff starring fan favorite Hit-Girl to a Leinil Yu-drawn heist comic to mystery collaborations with big names like Dave Gibbons and Frank Quitely, Mark Millar tells CBR first his next year of plans for Millarworld.

Mark Millar Previews Kapow! Convention

Fri, April 8th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

The writer of "Kick-Ass" and "The Ultimates," shares his plan for a dream comics and movie show as Mark Millar gives the skinny for this weekend's Kapow! Comic Con complete with the cast of Thor and a lively bar scene.

DC Annnounces "War of The Green Lanterns Aftermath"

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

"Green Lantern Corps" writer Tony Bedard will team up with on the rise artist Miguel Sepulveda for a two-part follow-up to the current event full of GL infighting and fallout with July's "War of The Green Lanterns Aftermath."

"Brightest Day's" Protector Revealed

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

The character set to take up the White Lantern and become Earth's new protector stands revealed in today's "Brightest Day" #23, and CBR News has a first look and word from DC E-i-C Bob Harras in the spoiler-ific reveal.

WC11: Cartoon Network's New "ThunderCats"

Mon, April 4th, 2011 | Category: TV, Film

The producers of the '80s reimagination join original voice of Lion-O Larry Kenney on stage at WonderCon for an inside look at the anime take on "ThunderCats" including the new Thundera and a "SilverHawks" tease.

WC11: Warren Ellis On "Secret Avengers"

Sat, April 2nd, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

The celebrated writer of cerebral sci-fi superhero comics tells CBR about coming on to Marvel's black ops squad in "Secret Avengers" for a six-issue run of stand alone missions as announced at WonderCon.