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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Walker On "Supergirl: Cosmic Adventures in the 8th Grade"

Thu, December 4th, 2008 | Category: Comic Books

The creators of "Little Gloomy" re-imagine the Girl of Steel by focusing on school and supervillains. We speak with writer Landry Walker about "Supergirl: Cosmic Adventures in the Eighth Grade"

A Second Helping of “Salt Water Taffy”

Tue, December 2nd, 2008 | Category: Comic Books

Cartoonist Matthew Loux discusses the latest installment of his all-ages Oni Press hit, "Salt Water Taffy," in which the teenage heroes Jack and Benny take "A Climb Up Mt. Barnabas." Plus a sixteen-page preview!

Alexander Draws Sights on “Dead Irons”

Mon, December 1st, 2008 | Category: Comic Books

The acclaimed artist behind “Abe Sapien: The Drowning,” Jason Shawn Alexander pulls his favorite westerns and horror films into play in the new Dynamite miniseries "Dead Irons," overseen by Art Director Jae Lee.

Salazar Talks "Death Defying 'Devil"

Wed, November 26th, 2008 | Category: Comic Books

Artist Edgar Salazar talks to CBR about he and Joe Casey’s “Project Superpowers” spinoff, “Death Defying ‘Devil,” including the inspiration he derives from cover artists Alex Ross, John Romita, Sr. and John Cassaday.

Garth Ennis Writes To “Dear Billy”

Tue, November 25th, 2008 | Category: Comic Books

Garth Ennis' second Battlefields miniseries shines a light on strange relationships and forgotten battles with dark results. CBR News talks to the writer about the Peter Snejbjerg-illustrated "Dear Billy."

Writers Talk "Battlestar Galactica: Cylon War"

Tue, November 25th, 2008 | Category: Comic Books

The hidden story of the hit Sci Fi series' robot uprising lands at Dynamite just in time for season 4.5 in January. Writers Joshua Ortega and Eric Nylund talk to CBR about the Nigel Raynor-illustrated "Cylon War."

Jae Lee Darkens “Dead Irons”

Mon, November 24th, 2008 | Category: Comic Books

The superstar illustrator of Marvel's "Dark Tower" explains his role as Art Director for Dynamite Entertainment's western-horror and his huge admiration for artist Jason Shawn Alexander and writer James Kuhoric.

Voice Director Andrea Romano on "The Brave & The Bold"

Fri, November 14th, 2008 | Category: Comic Books

Andrea Romano is the voice director behind WB's best animated hits, and brings together now a team of funny and focused talent to play DC's wildest heroes in "Batman: The Brave & The Bold."

Writing "Batman: The Brave & The Bold"

Thu, November 13th, 2008 | Category: TV/Film

"Batman: The Brave & The Bold" Story Editor Michael Jelenic explains how the writers behind the new animated series defined Batman's lighter personality and zeroed in on his guest stars' lives.

Diedrich Bader on Voicing Batman

Tue, November 11th, 2008 | Category: TV/Film

CBR talks to Diedrich Bader, the voice-over star of "Batman: The Brave & The Bold," about bringing equal parts gravel and goofs to Cartoon Network's animated team-up take on the caped crusader.

Wagner Tells Madame Xanadu's Fortune

Mon, November 10th, 2008 | Category: Comic Books

Acclaimed comics creator Matt Wagner checks in with word on his latest hit Vertigo series, "Madame Xanadu," from an appearance by Neil Gaimain's Death to the return of Xanadu legend Mike Kaluta on the next story arc.

Joe Casey Deals With The ‘Devil

Thu, November 6th, 2008 | Category: Comic Books

CBR talks to writer Joe Casey, who drops hints on the many surprise guest stars that flesh out the three-issue “Project Superpowers” spinoff “Death Defying ‘Devil,” coming in December from Dynamite Entertainment.

Directing Batman: The Brave & The Bold

Thu, November 6th, 2008 | Category: TV/Film

Comedic animation director Ben Jones explains how he broke into the action game and reveals the secrets of the three heroes in the premier of Cartoon Network's "Batman: The Brave & The Bold."

Making Batman Braver & Bolder

Tue, November 4th, 2008 | Category: TV/Film

The Producer of the Dark Knight’s new animated series "Batman: The Brave & The Bold," James Tucker talks to CBR News about team-ups, Adam West and Bruce Timm in this first of a four-part feature.

Cassaday's I Am Legion Lands at Devil's Due

Thu, October 30th, 2008 | Category: Comic Books

Five years after its European kick off, John Cassaday and writer Fabien Nury's World War II vampire thriller from Humanoids sees a full U.S. release starting next January courtesy of Devil's Due.

McFarlane & Portacio talk Spawn

Wed, October 29th, 2008 | Category: Comic Books

Todd McFarlane returns to guide his most famous creation as co-writer and inker, promising he and artist Whilce Portacio will deliver big stories and bigger changes beginning in this week's "Spawn" #185.

McCain and Obama in the Marvel Universe?

Tue, October 28th, 2008 | Category: Comic Books

Joe Casey shares with CBR his pitch for "Executive Power," a Marvel series you'll never see that would've starred the winner of the U.S. Presidential election and depicted his dealings with superheroes.

McCarthy Hails Megatron at IDW

Mon, October 27th, 2008 | Category: Comic Books

“All Hail Megatron!” writer Shane McCarthy brings the Autobot/Decepticon war to Earth with a bang and scores the first ever comics-to-toy Transformer in the 12- issue IDW series, issue #4 of which is on sale now.

New Writers on The Man With No Name

Thu, October 23rd, 2008 | Category: Comic Books

"Red Sonja"/"Entourage" tag team Luke Lieberman and Matt Wolpert talk to CBR about tackling Clint Eastwood's famed gunman in the second arc of Dynamite's Spaghetti Western ongoing, "The Man With No Name."

Xena & Army of Darkness: A Ridiculous Round 2

Wed, October 22nd, 2008 | Category: Comic Books

Dynamite reteams two of Sam Raimi's cult characters for another bout of alternate reality zombie fighting shenanigans, courtesy writers Brandon Jerwa & Elliott Serrano, who spoke with us about the book.