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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"Smallville" Welcomes "Superboy"

Mon, February 14th, 2011 | Category: TV, Film

Another face familiar to fans of the DC Universe will make its way onto The CW's decade-long Superman drama as producers have confirmed Connor Kent will enter the story in advance of Michael Rosenbaum's Lex Luthor.

Marvel: Killing Fewer Characters Than Previously Thought

Sat, February 12th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

After news of a character death each quarter made the rounds from ComicsPRO, CBR has the straight word on Marvel's morbid moves from SVP of Sales David Gabriel.

Dynamite Releases "Kirby: Genesis" Details

Fri, February 11th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

"Kirby: Genesis," the universe-launching series based on Jack Kirby's creator-owned characters, kicks off in May with a $1 #0 issue and finished art by Jack Herbert over Alex Ross layouts and a Kurt Busiek script.

REIGN OF THE DOOMSAYERS: Eddie Berganza, Pt. 1

Thu, February 10th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

DC Comics newly minted Executive Editor explains how the "Reign of Doomsday" story grew from the initial pitch to a full DC Universe event while sharing James Robinson's JLA ambitions and an exclusive Dan Jurgens variant.

DC Wraps Day of "Flashpoint" News With Ring Promo

Thu, February 10th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

After revealing new info about the upcoming "Flashpoint" event as well as "Green Lantern" film tie-ins and a new Batman OGN, DC Comics has announced a follow up program to their popular ring promo.

Top Cow And 2K Announce "Darkness II" Game

Tue, February 8th, 2011 | Category: Video Games

Continuing the story launched in the 2007 hit video game, Top Cow Entertainment is again partnering with 2K Games for the Paul Jenkins penned "The Darkness II" set to debut this fall.

Cobie Smulders Almost An Avenger

Tue, February 8th, 2011 | Category: TV, Film

The reports have hit that the "How I Met Your Mother" star is in final negotiations to play Samuel L. Jackson's right hand woman in Joss Whedon's incoming "Avengers" film which begins filming in spring.

"Chew" Goes Scratch N' Sniff For San Diego

Thu, February 3rd, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

John Layman and Rob Guillory's delectable Image Comics series will get an interactive twist come July as the pair announce Scratch N' Sniff variant cover for sale at this year's Comic-Con International in San Diego.


Wed, February 2nd, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

DC Comics co-publisher Dan DiDio stops by CBR News to talk writing "Outsiders" as it runs into the Eradicator-crushing "Reign of Doomsday" event. Plus, an exclusive first look at Batman's return to the team!

Weisman & Vietti On The Age of "Young Justice"

Tue, February 1st, 2011 | Category: TV, Film

Series producers Greg Weisman and Brandon Vietti explain how they turned a teen team towards black ops, how "Young Justice" delivers realism in the DC Universe and the possibility of crossing over with Conan O'Brien.

Marvel Preps "Captain America" Digital Tie-In For Superbowl

Tue, February 1st, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

In advance of "Captain America: The First Avenger," Marvel is releasing an eight-part comics tie-in serial by Fred Van Lente with the first issue debuting for free digitally on Superbowl Sunday.

Getting To Know Henry Cavill AKA Superman

Mon, January 31st, 2011 | Category: TV, Film

Zack Snyder's new Man of Steel spent years losing out on some of the biggest movie franchises in pop culture, but now British actor Henry Cavill is bulking up for his shot at the spotlight and Superman.

DC Announces 14 "Flashpoint" Titles

Fri, January 28th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

In support of Geoff Johns and Andy Kubert's upcoming five-issue event series "Flashpoint," DC Comics has announced titles for 14 tie-in mini series though creators details remain scarce for the "Whatever Happened?" style stories.


Fri, January 28th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

Editor Scott Allie returns to CBR for an inside look at the final issues of Joss Whedon's "Buffy The Vampire Slayer: Season 8" as the cast deals with recent deaths, fights Slayer uprisings and prepares for "Season 9."

comiXology's Steinberger On Digital Retail

Fri, January 28th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

With a new platform allowing retailers to sell digital comics on their own sites, the CEO of comiXology spoke with CBR to explain how the system works, why digital isn't a threat and why sales charts are unlikely.

R.I.P. Clement Sauvé

Thu, January 27th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

The 33-year-old artist and former fixture of the CBR Fan Community has passed away after a battle with cancer, leaving behind a legacy of sharp, distinctive work in comics and animation.

Busiek And Ross Plot "Kirby: Genesis"

Thu, January 27th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

CBR News takes readers inside the story summit behind Dynamite Entertainment's gathering of Jack Kirby's creator-owned characters in one epic by Kurt Busiek and Alex Ross with an exclusive first look at the #0 issue.

Retailers Respond To "Fantastic Four" #587

Wed, January 26th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

CBR News reaches out to comic shop owners and managers from coast to coast to see what kind of business they drew on Tuesday for Marvel's nationally-promoted "Death Bag" issue of "Fantastic Four" and how it affects their stores.

Beyond "The Boys" #50

Wed, January 26th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

Writer Garth Ennis unpacks the revelations at the heart of the current arc, explaining how 9/11 looms large in his superhero satire, Butcher's past and how Wee Hughie prepares for the end.

Mainstream Media Leaks "Fantastic Four" Death

Mon, January 24th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

In a move that's become routine for major shockers in the Marvel Comics Universe, news organizations across the country have started revealing the death at the heart of this week's "Fantastic Four" #587. SPOILERS ahead!