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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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.

Wrapping C2E2 With Lance Fensterman

Tue, March 22nd, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

Reed Pop point man Lance Fensterman discussed the wrap up of this year's show from how C2E2 executed space and programming improvements to how they arrived at their 34,000 attendance figure and more.

C2E2: "Supreme Power" Gets Real

Mon, March 21st, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

Up-and-coming writer Kyle Higgins explains how his just-announced relaunch of Marvel's MAX take on superheroes will clash with our reality in a story that redefines Hyperion and Doctor Spectrum with a clean slate.

C2E2: Marvel's Next Big Thing Panel

Sun, March 20th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

Marvel Comics wraps their weekend with their Next Big Thing panel featuring news from Brian Michael Bendis, Fred Van Lente, David Liss and more such as the return of "Supreme Power," the word on "Mystery Men" and Greg Pak's "Hulk" finale.

C2E2: Brightest Day Panel

Sun, March 20th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

DC Comics brings news of the finale of their year-long event "Brightest Day" to Chicago with editor Eddie Berganza and artists Ivan Reis and Joe Prado including teases of the protector of earth and ties into "Flashpoint."

C2E2: Avengers Assemble Panel

Sat, March 19th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

The minds behind Marvel Comics best-selling line of Avengers comics prepare the team for the future at C2E2 with Brian Michael Bendis, Nick Spencer and more, and CBR was there for all the news.

C2E2: Talking "Thor" With Chris Hemsworth

Sat, March 19th, 2011 | Category: TV, Film

The God of Thunder himself speaks to fans in Chicago at C2E2, and CBR News was there to hear the scoop on throwing hammers in "Thor," "The Avengers" and..."Adventures In Babysitting"?

C2E2: Welcome To The X-Men

Fri, March 18th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

The staff of Marvel took the stage at C2E2to discuss the current shape of everything from "Uncanny X-Force" to "Age of X" and tease which artist will soon take on "Wolverine" and which classic villain is set to return.

R.I.P. Michael Gough AKA "Alfred"

Thu, March 17th, 2011 | Category: TV, Film

The actor who portrayed Batman's trusty butler Alfred Pennyworth in the four Batman films of the 1990s has passed away at 94 years old.

Aronofsky Exits "The Wolverine"

Thu, March 17th, 2011 | Category: TV, Film

Citing too much international travel as his reason for leaving the production, acclaimed director Darren Aronofsky will not helm Fox's upcoming X-Men sequel "The Wolverine" though Hugh Jackman will push forward.

Moore Announces "Rachel Rising"

Wed, March 16th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

The creator of "Strangers In Paradise" and "Echo" plots his next ongoing series, a horror-tinged tale of death and resurrection titled "Rachel Rising." Terry Moore talks about it first with CBR News.

Kirkman Gears Up For "The Infinite"

Wed, March 16th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

The Skybound creator of "Invincible" speaks on his new time travel epic with Rob Liefeld, explaining the shoulder pads and guns he plans for his artist and teasing the face of the book's main villain.

Defining DC's Dwayne McDuffie Tribute

Wed, March 16th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

Former Milestone creator Tommy Lee Edwards has spoken up about a lack of charity efforts tied to DC Comics incoming "Static Shock" special tribute comic to the late Dwayne McDuffie as DC clarifies their intent.