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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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.

WC11: Cup O' Joe

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

Marvel Comics Chief Creative Officer Joe Quesada returns to the stage for a round of questions, answers and announcements in his classic Cup O' Joe panel at WonderCon, and CBR News has word of the next "Secret Avengers" team and more.

WC11: Welcome To The X-Men

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

Marvel Comics brings new of the merry mutants to San Francisco at WonderCon 2011, including word on the "X-Men: Schism" event, and CBR was there for the official creative team announcement for the event and more San Fran specials.

WC11: Green Lantern With Geoff Johns

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

The CCO of DC Entertainment takes the stage in San Francisco as Geoff Johns talks Green Lantern at WonderCon digging into plans for the comic line in "War of the Green Lanterns" and unveiling his "Aquaman" artist.

WC11: DC Nation

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

DC Comics Co-Publisher Dan Didio and a wealth of talent take the stage in San Francisco for the first big panel of WonderCon, announcing the new "Retro-Active" series and discussing everything from "Flashpoint" to "Batman: Europa."

WC11: Johns Goes to "War of The Green Lanterns"

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

CCO Geoff Johns spoke with CBR News to discuss the new "War of The Green Lanterns" event, the heart of Hal Jordan and how his views affect the character's upcoming big screen debut.


Wed, March 30th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

The writer of "Action Comics" brings all his major threads home as Lex Luthor's quest collides with the attack of Superman's killer and Paul Cornell explains how his Man of Steel will take charge and stay human.

"Witch Doctor" Comes For Kirkman's Skybound

Mon, March 28th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

Image Comics superstar and his latest talent finds Brandon Seifert and Lukas Ketner explain the secrets of June's "Witch Doctor" which combines the cocky jerk archetype of medical dramas with the creeping monsters of horror.

"Chew" Heads To Showtime

Thu, March 24th, 2011 | Category: TV, Film

John Layman and Rob Guillory's Image Comics award-winner about one detective's strange beat in a post-pandemic world gripped by poultry fears and food crimes is on its way to TV as Showtime has bought a deal live action "Chew" script.

David E. Kelley Speaks On "Wonder Woman"

Thu, March 24th, 2011 | Category: TV, Film

As his TV version of DC Comics most iconic heroine gets ready for a turn at primetime, the producer behind hits like "Ally McBeal" and "Boston Legal" opens up on why he never thought he'd write "Wonder Woman."

DC Nation Comes To Cartoon Network

Wed, March 23rd, 2011 | Category: TV, Film

A new partnership between Warner Bros. subsidiaries DC Entertainment and Cartoon Network will launch next year as the kids cable giant will host a block of TV content featuring the heroes of the DC Universe.