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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THE BAT SIGNAL: Behind "Batman" #700

Fri, June 11th, 2010 | Category: Comic Books

DC Editor Mike Marts stops by to explain how the all-star anniversary issue came together, how issue #700 plays a role in the culmination of Grant Morrison's mega-epic and what twists and artists will accompany the return of Bruce Wayne.

FROM THE EDITOR'S DESK: Hassler On Digital

Fri, June 11th, 2010 | Category: Comic Books

In part two of our chat on the state of manga, Yen Press' Kurt Hassler discusses the reasoning behind moving the publisher's "Yen Plus" magazine online and gives an in depth rundown on their upcoming titles.

Pak Teams Up The "Incredible Hulks"

Fri, June 11th, 2010 | Category: Comic Books

In September, a new era kicks off for Bruce Banner and company under Greg Pak's pen as the retitled "Incredible Hulk" embarks on a familial throwdown between Earth's gamma giants and the "Dark Son" that is Hiro-Kala.

Thor Footage Hits Web

Thu, June 10th, 2010 | Category: Film

Entertainment Tonight debuts its first look at the set and action of Marvel Studios' upcoming "Thor," including comments from Hemsworth, Branagh and Portman as well as the first look at Anthony Hopkins as Odin. Updated

FIRST LOOK: The Zombies Of "The Walking Dead"

Thu, June 10th, 2010 | Category: TV, Film

AMC reveals the first production photo from the Robert Kirkman comic adaptation and takes viewers behind the scenes for zombie school as Frank Darabont's October TV series heats up its production schedule.

Heinberg Leads The "Children's Crusade"

Thu, June 10th, 2010 | Category: Comic Books

Acclaimed writer Allan Heinberg opens up about the long-awaited return of the Young Avengers in July's "Avengers: The Children's Crusade" in Marvel's latest "Next Big Thing" conference call with all-new art from Jim Cheung.

Fox International Brings "The Walking Dead" Overseas

Wed, June 9th, 2010 | Category: TV, Film

The Frank Darabont-directed adaptation of Robert Kirkman's zombie comic epic will air across Europe, Asia, the Middle East and more after its initial North American run on AMC.

Stanley Tucci Joins "Captain America" Cast

Mon, June 7th, 2010 | Category: TV, Film

The critically-lauded supporting player becomes the latest enlistee for Joe Johnston's WW2-era superhero origin, playing the role of Dr. Abraham Erskine – creator of the super soldier serum.

Retailers React To Marvel's iPad Move

Mon, June 7th, 2010 | Category: Comic Books

With the 80-page "Invincible Iron Man Annual" headed to Apple's hot tablet device on the same day it lands in comic shops, CBR News rounds up reactions from some of the most recognizable names in comics retail.

See Scott Pilgrim Battle Lucas Lee

Mon, June 7th, 2010 | Category: TV, Film

The latest clip from the highly anticipated indie comic movie adaptation "Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World" hits the internet as Michael Cera's Pilgrim throws down against an army of Chris Evans stunt doubles.

Marvel Announces Same Day Digital Trial

Fri, June 4th, 2010 | Category: Comic Books

Marvel Comics is releasing June's "Invincible Iron Man" Annual in its iPad application on the same day as it hits in comic shops across America, but how much will it cost?

What Could Happen In A "Heroes" Miniseries?

Thu, June 3rd, 2010 | Category: TV, Film

Creator Tim Kring takes to the net with word on his negotiations to bring "Heroes" back for a miniseries finale focusing on an outed Claire and a returned Nathan Petrelli amongst other twists and turns.

Marvel's Modern Vampire Epic

Thu, June 3rd, 2010 | Category: Comic Books

Promoted as the publisher's "Next Big Thing," Marvel's "Curse of the Mutants" promises a war between mutants and vampires including a reinvention of the latter as Gischler, Alonso and Brevoort explain.

Diamond Solicits Opinions On Tuesday Comics

Wed, June 2nd, 2010 | Category: Comic Books

The direct market's most powerful player asks retailers about the idea of moving the nationwide shipping day for North American comics back to line up with bigger media, including the possibility of advanced shipping.

Joe Quesada Promoted to Marvel Entertainment CCO

Wed, June 2nd, 2010 | Category: Comic Books

The new title of Chief Creative Officer is added on as new responsibilities task the Marvel Comics Editor-in-Chief with officially overseeing creative decisions for every aspect of Disney's Marvel Entertainment empire.

Frank Miller's "Xerxes" Confirmed

Tue, June 1st, 2010 | Category: Comic Books

The long-anticipated "300" prequel sees its first official art hit the web in the form of an October-shipping lithograph before the legendary cartoonist's Persian epic hits in 2011.

EXCLUSIVE: The Full Story of "S.H.O.O.T."

Tue, June 1st, 2010 | Category: Digital Comics

Commando atheists armed to the teeth against supernatural threats headline the latest from MySpace Dark Horse Presents, and CBR has the full comic story along with word from writer Justin Aclin.

"Smallville" Royalties Fight Heats Up

Tue, June 1st, 2010 | Category: TV, Film

After the series original producers filed a breach of contract complaint to earn more profits from the CW network anchor, Warner Brothers blasts back with an argument set to cut their former partners out via legalese.


Mon, May 31st, 2010 | Category: Comic Books

With the Red Hulk's identity revealed and his origin about to be told, the character's co-creator Ed McGuinness looks back on the Hulk run he never thought he'd have and what it takes to make a smashing new design.


Fri, May 28th, 2010 | Category: Comic Books

The writer behind "Streets of Gotham" and "Gotham City Sirens" swing by CBR's ongoing Bat-Column to explain what it takes to dig into villains like Hush, what hidden past will haunt Batman's future and how Poison Ivy will grow this summer.