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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Zenescope's Expert "Monster Hunters"

Fri, September 24th, 2010 | Category: Comic Books

Launching their latest horror-influenced franchise, Zenescope Entertainment prepares fans for encounters with the supernatural with the "Monster Hunters' Survival Guide" as penned by expert JP Russ.

Didio & Lee: Changing DC As Publishers

Tue, September 21st, 2010 | Category: Comic Books

DC Comics Co-Publishers Dan Didio & Jim Lee talk to CBR News about their role in the changes coming for the company, how digital strategy around licensed comics will change in Burbank and their overall focus for the future.

WildStorm & Zuda Imprints Close Amidst DC Changes

Tue, September 21st, 2010 | Category: Comic Books

Dan Didio and Jim Lee announce the end of the WildStorm imprint, the suspension of the WildStorm universe of titles, the end of Zuda as a DC brand and the folding of WildStorm editorial into DC's newly moved digital unit.

Levitz & Giffen Return To "The Legion"

Mon, September 20th, 2010 | Category: Comic Books

For the first time in over 20 years, the legendary team that redefined DC's far future superteam will combine forces for a new story in December's "Legion of Super-Heroes Annual" #1.

What's DC Entertainment's Next Move?

Fri, September 17th, 2010 | Category: Comic Books

With Warner Bros. tightening its focus on the superheroes of the DC Comics Universe, questions loom over the state of the publisher 's location, staff and impending creative output from comics to film, television and video games.

Superman's "Grounded" Adds Side Trip

Fri, September 17th, 2010 | Category: Comic Books

After delays struck J. Michael Straczynski's "Superman" arc featuring a walk across America, DC Comics has announced an "interlude" issue by G. Willow Wilson focusing on Lois Lane will replace the planned issue #704.

Johns Brings "Larfleeze" For Christmas

Thu, September 16th, 2010 | Category: Comic Books

The avarice-inspired Orange Lantern Larfleeze earns his long-expected Christmas one-shot this December courtesy of Geoff Johns and Brett Booth, which is one of a pair of Green Lantern specials on tap for the holidays.

Beechen's "Batman Beyond" of Two Worlds

Wed, September 15th, 2010 | Category: Comic Books

Writer Adam Beechen opens up to CBR about how he made the future of Batman's animated world jibe with DC continuity, his thoughts on an ongoing and where the mystery of Hush Beyond will lead in this week's issue #4.

Atlas Comics Set For Comeback

Tue, September 14th, 2010 | Category: Comic Books

The short-lived Marvel competitor founded by Martin Goodman will get a second go thanks to its originator's grandson as Atlas Comics prepares "Phoenix" and "The Grim Ghost" for a debut at New York Comic Con.

Ellison Resurrects "Phoenix Without Ashes"

Mon, September 13th, 2010 | Category: Comic Books

Over 35 years ago, author Harlan Ellison lost his chance to produce the story of a galactic space odyssey on his terms, but now the full story can be told in a new IDW miniseries that Ellison hopes will complete his dream.

Inside The Other "Watchmen" Movie

Fri, September 10th, 2010 | Category: TV, Film

CBR has an exclusive look at the "Watchmen" film that could have been as production designer Dominic Watkins shares his and Paul Greengrass' early concepts for a more realistic, modern version of the superhero classic.

"Heroes": Almost Certainly Over

Fri, September 10th, 2010 | Category: TV, Film

Word is out that despite the best efforts of creator Tim Kring, the NBC superhero-themed series will not be brought back for a mini series or special finale to wrap storylines.

"American Vampire" Hits Vegas

Thu, September 9th, 2010 | Category: Comic Books

Writer Scott Snyder strikes out on his own in a story that sees the first American Vampires land in 1930s Las Vegas for murder and intrigue based in and around the Depression's most depraved boom town.

SUPERIOR WEEK: Leinil Francis Yu

Wed, September 8th, 2010 | Category: Comic Books

The artist behind the latest Mark Millar written series describes designing an old timey twist on the Superman model, explains why he wants to keep it creator-owned and shares exclusive art from inside "Superior."


Tue, September 7th, 2010 | Category: Comic Books

CBR gets up close and personal with Mark Millar's latest creator-owned effort as the writer explains how the tale goes beyond the Superman myth, what inspired its hopeful, emotional tone and how Leinil Yu helps save the day.

BEHIND BUFFY SEASON 8: "The Return of Spike" (And More)

Fri, September 3rd, 2010 | Category: Comic Books

CBR's regular commentary on Joss Whedon's "Buffy The Vampire Slayer Season 8" returns as editor Scott Allie explains Spike's return, Angel's big action and an old threat arisen.

Diamond Talks Street Dates

Thu, September 2nd, 2010 | Category: Comic Books

Roger Fletcher, the Vice President of Sales and Marketing for Diamond Comic Distributors, tells CBR News how the industry giant settled on the new scheme of Tuesday shipping to all its direct market comics shop partners.

"Sandman" TV Series In The Works

Wed, September 1st, 2010 | Category: TV, Film

The award-winning sales chart perennial by Neil Gaiman and company finds its prospects for adaptation in other media renewed as Warner Bros. Television makes a move for "The Sandman."

DC's Musical History Compiled

Tue, August 31st, 2010 | Category: Comic Books

From the Fleischer Superman cartoons to Danny Elfman's "Batman" theme, a new CD celebrates 75 years of DC Comics, and its producer tells CBR what it took to assemble the world's greatest superhero tracks.

Mark Millar Kicks More Ass

Mon, August 30th, 2010 | Category: Comic Books

With the incoming sequel to he and John Romita Jr.'s creator-owned comic-turned-movie, "Kick-Ass," Mark Millar goes "Balls To The Wall" with a new viral superteam, a sidekick for Red Mist and more.