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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Guice Joins Brubaker For Cap's Heroic Age

Tue, February 9th, 2010 | Category: Comic Books

As the post-Siege Marvel Universe shapes up, the early word is out on the mission statement for "Captain America," involving a vendetta against Bucky from the family called Zemo as drawn by "Reborn" artist Butch Guice.

Christopher Nolan To Head "Superman" Reboot?

Tue, February 9th, 2010 | Category: TV/Film

Word is out that the "Dark Knight" director has been tapped to oversee the Man of Steel's next foray into film as well as the fact that a third Batman picture is already in the works at Warner Brothers.

THE GREEN ZONE: Big Reveals & Bad Romance

Mon, February 8th, 2010 | Category: Comic Books

The triple tag team of Jeph Loeb, Greg Pak and Jeff Parker return to riff on the biggest "Fall of the Hulks" revelations and reflect on "Planet Hulk" as well as Betty Ross' return while unveiling exclusive art from "Hulk" #20.

Geoff Johns On "Absolute Justice"

Fri, February 5th, 2010 | Category: TV/Film

The writer behind DC Comics biggest stars brings the company's original superteam to "Smallville" tonight and shares with CBR the purpose of the Justice Society, the radness of the Star-Rocket Racer and the grand ambitions of DC Entertainment.

BEHIND BUFFY SEASON 8: "Turbulence" & "Twilight" Pt. 1

Fri, February 5th, 2010 | Category: Comic Books

CBR's new commentary column delving deep into Joss Whedon and company's "Buffy The Vampire Slayer Season 8" kicks off with a double dose of hints, teases and answers from editor Scott Allie on issues #31 and 32.

Levitz Serves Duty With "Legion," Gets Dirty With Vertigo

Thu, February 4th, 2010 | Category: Comic Books

Paul Levitz goes in depth on how he'll change up his take on the future with "Legion of Super-Heroes," explains his expansive plans for "Superman/Batman" and digs into a "House of Mystery" jam script.

"Zatanna" Arrives At Last

Thu, February 4th, 2010 | Category: Comic Books

The backwards-speaking, fishnet-wearing magician of the DCU finally gets a start date for her long-rumored ongoing series as writer Paul Dini and artist Stephane Roux team up for "Zatanna" in May.

Shaping the Story of "Planet Hulk"

Wed, February 3rd, 2010 | Category: TV/Film

All-star animation screenwriter Greg Johnson picks apart the mind of the Incredible Hulk, bringing betrayal and heroism to the forefront of Lionsgate's "Planet Hulk" feature and explains its place in the line of Marvel DVDs

Producing "Planet Hulk"

Tue, February 2nd, 2010 | Category: TV/Film

Marvel Animation's Josh Fine goes inside the creation of their latest Lionsgate DVD with word on how Greg Pak's gladiator epic came to life from the smallest fan favorite details to the twist ending no one will see coming.

IDW On The Changing Face Of Mobile Comics

Fri, January 29th, 2010 | Category: Comic Books

The iPad may be the hot topic of the moment, but IDW's Jeff Webber explains that looking past the surface of the mobile comics market, from iPhones to Sony's PSP, exposes new opportunities for publishers and fans.

Taking "Green Hornet" From Words to Pictures

Thu, January 28th, 2010 | Category: Comic Books

Editor Phil Hester and artist Jonathan Lau reveal the process by which they've brought Kevin Smith's reimagined action screenplay to comics including an exclusive first look at Hester's thumbnails and Lau's finished art!

Glanzer on Comic-Con's Early Sell Outs

Thu, January 28th, 2010 | Category: Comic Books

CCI spokesman David Glanzer talked about the conventions' plans to accommodate fans in the wake of a shrinking ticket pool, possibly expanding off-site programming and making WonderCon work on a holiday weekend.

Select Feb 3 Marvel Titles Damaged In Transit

Thu, January 28th, 2010 | Category: Comic Books

Diamond Comic Distributors have reached out to retailers serviced by their Plattsburgh, NY Distribution Center to inform them a select quantity of Marvel Comics series on sale next week have been damaged in transit.

The iPad And Comics: What's Next?

Wed, January 27th, 2010 | Category: Comic Books

We have the most extensive analysis of the impact Apple's iPad will have on the burgeoning mobile comics space with Marvel, IDW and the biggest names in mobile comics sales speaking on how iPad comics change the game.

Guggenheim "Resurrects" The Black Hood

Wed, January 27th, 2010 | Category: Comic Books

Writer Marc Guggenheim steps into DC's "The Web" to recreate the famed Red Circle vigilante The Black Hood. Meanwhile, he's also introducing President Clinton into the cast of his Oni sci-fi series "Resurrection."

Marvel's Heroic Age Starts With "Avengers"

Wed, January 27th, 2010 | Category: Comic Books

The publisher's post-Siege plans kick off with a reignited series for their biggest franchise featuring Captain America, Iron Man and Thor at the helm and Brian Michael Bendis in the writer's seat delivering stories filled with optimism.

Wallace Takes "Titans" Down A Dark Path

Mon, January 25th, 2010 | Category: Comic Books

With Deathstroke set to lead an all-villain team, the new writer of DC's former graduated sidekick series draws up his battle plan for a book full of devious villains while explaining how history weighs heavy in their lives.

Alex Ross Makes "Green Hornet" Super

Fri, January 22nd, 2010 | Category: Comic Books

The acclaimed painter gives his mission statement on how designing Kevin Smith's new Dynamite take on "Green Hornet" means fitting the legacy of the hero while pushing the radio icon into new superheroic heights.

Chris Staros Talks Capital, Hollywood & More

Fri, January 22nd, 2010 | Category: Comic Books

After the infusion of investment capital to indie comics mainstay Top Shelf Productions, the publisher goes deep into what future film and new media possibilities may be at hand and previews their 2010 comics slate.

THE GREEN ZONE: Hulking Editorial

Thu, January 21st, 2010 | Category: Comic Books

Mark Paniccia and Nate Cosby, the editors behind "Fall of the Hulks," stop in for a rundown of what it takes to keep the event smashing chapter after chapter along with a tease on what the future holds for Betty Ross and company.