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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Brevoort Promoted To Marvel SVP Publishing

Tue, January 4th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

Hand-in-hand with the news that his "T&A" cohort has been made Marvel Editor-in-Chief, longtime staffer Tom Brevoort has been promoted to Senior Vice President of Publishing for the company.

Alonso Named Marvel Editor-in-Chief

Tue, January 4th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

Ten-year veteran of Marvel and long-standing overseer of the X-Men line, Axel Alonso has been tapped to fill the shoes of Editor-in-Chief Joe Quesada who will continue on in his role as the company's Chief Creative Officer.

Comic Creators Make Their 2011 Picks

Mon, January 3rd, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

To help ring in the New Year with a bang, CBR News reached out to some of the biggest names in comics from Warren Ellis to Robert Kirkman for a look at what the creators are looking forward to in 2011 in the first of a two-part blowout.

Milligan Writes "Red Lantern Corps"

Mon, January 3rd, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

The "Hellblazer" writer will bring his brand of high concept storytelling to the DC Universe again in 2011 with a "Red Lanterns" series described as looking into "the boiling brains of his napalm-blooded corps."

CBR's Favorite Features Of 2010

Mon, January 3rd, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

From the "Watchmen" movie you didn't get a chance to see to the crossover conversations of the industries biggest talents, CBR News presents our own picks for the biggest, brightest and bestest features we published across 2010.

Didio & Lee Talk Letter Columns In 2011

Mon, January 3rd, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

The fan forum at the back of DC Comics is back this year, and DC's Co-Publishers explain to CBR News exclusively how the move builds community, ties in with $2.99 and goes along with other big plans for 2011.

Revisit CBR's Top 100 Comics Of 2010

Mon, January 3rd, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

As 2011 gets ready to take over the talk of the comics business, CBR News places its top 100 comics of last year together to crunch the numbers on the big critical winners of 2010 and prepare for what's next.

CBR's Top News Stories Of 2010

Fri, December 31st, 2010 | Category: Comic Books

As the clock ticks down on 2010, CBR ranks the top ten stories that had readers, retailers and creators buzzing from the past 12 months from DC's restructuring to the advent of a major legal digital marketplace and more!

CBR's Ten Best Comics Of 2010

Thu, December 30th, 2010 | Category: Comic Books

CBR presents the ten best comics of the year as voted on by our staff with choices that include in-depth character studies, over-the-top action serials, visionary takes on classic stories and more!

CBR's Top 100 Comics of 2010: #25 - 11

Thu, December 30th, 2010 | Category: Comic Books

CBR's Top 100 Comics of 2010 countdown continues as a number of new hits and old favorites duke it out as we come closer to our top ten with showings from Jim McCann, Kieron Gillen, Nick Spencer and more.

Tomar-Re Previewed In "Green Lantern"

Thu, December 30th, 2010 | Category: TV, Film

The peace-keeping Green Lantern from the original comic series makes his way to the big screen in a special tease from Geoff Johns' recent comics that's been making the rounds online.

Marvel Goes Day-And-Date For "Death of Spidey"

Tue, December 28th, 2010 | Category: Comic Books

For the first time, the House of Ideas will release a highly-touted event series on its iPad and iPhone App – making for big questions about retailers and audiences for the Brian Bendis/Mark Millar story.


Tue, December 28th, 2010 | Category: Comic Books

The writer/artist behind DC's latest ongoing Batman series, David Finch swings by CBR to uncover what obscure heroes help drive the supernatural tone of "The Dark Knight" plus an exclusive preview of the first issue.

Archie Grows Up With Death And Drama

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

Co-CEO of Archie Comics Jon Goldwater tells CBR about the path to bringing the red-headed teen to a wider age range as the "Life With Archie" magazine copes with the death of a supporting character and a new romantic wrinkle.

McFarlane Makes Moves (Movies?) In 2011

Thu, December 23rd, 2010 | Category: Comic Books

After bringing the "Spawn" monthly back on track with its 200th issue, Image co-founder Todd McFarlane is ready to dive back into the Hollywood arena in 2011 with a brand new comic series in tow.

Waid's "Ruse" Revival

Wed, December 22nd, 2010 | Category: Comic Books

The newly full time freelancer spoke about returning to the acclaimed CrossGen comic "Ruse" at Marvel, why Simon Archard's detective skills are sharper than ever and how the relaunch is better suited to the series concept.

THE BAT SIGNAL: Scott Snyder

Wed, December 22nd, 2010 | Category: Comic Books

Scott Snyder, the writer helming DC Comics' namesake title, explained to CBR how a character from Commissioner Gordon's past and the villain challenging Dick Grayson's Batman both represent the same darkness of Gotham City.

Rick Remender's Military "Venom"

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

The writer behind Marvel's "Uncanny X-Force" relaunch talks to CBR about teaming with frequent partner Tony Moore for a para-military take on the Spider-Man monster and the mystery hero caught in the middle.

Ennis Spills On "Jennifer Blood"

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

Garth Ennis finds his own mix of humor and action in the story of a soccer mom turned assassin, Dynamite's upcoming "Jennifer Blood" which he promises will make you think differently about what's hidden in mini vans.

Spencer Shifts Off "Supergirl"

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

DC Comics has announced that the up-and-comer is moving away from his incoming run on the Made of Might's monthly series after one issue to focus on other work while writer James Peaty will replace him.