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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Sam Rockwell's Supervillain Study

Fri, May 7th, 2010 | Category: Comic Books

The man behind "Iron Man 2's" Justin Hammer tells CBR what it takes to make a villain stand out from playing off anti-hero Tony Stark to drawing inspiration from the great screen supervillains of the past.

TO HELLBOY AND BACK: Abe's "Abyssal Plain"

Thu, May 6th, 2010 | Category: Comic Books

The solo life of B.P.R.D. mainstay Abe Sapien is under the spotlight as Mike Mignola returns to CBR to explore the origins of June's "The Abyssal Plain" miniseries and shares exclusively Dave Johnson's cover to issue #2.

David Glanzer Narrows Down CCI's Options

Wed, May 5th, 2010 | Category: Comic Books

With the aggressive battle for Comic-Con International growing to a fever pitch amongst the candidate cities, the convention's Marketing and PR Director David Glanzer updates CBR on the potential future of CCI.

Matthew Vaughn Official On "X-Men: First Class"

Tue, May 4th, 2010 | Category: TV, Film

The "Kick-Ass" director signs on the dotted line for the Bryan Singer-produced prequel that explores the early years of Magneto, Professor X and the X-Men to be released on June 3, 2011.

LA Inc Speaks On Their Comic-Con Pitch

Tue, May 4th, 2010 | Category: Comic Books

CBR News talks first to Michael Krouse - the Senior Vice President of LA Inc and the Los Angeles Convention Center - about his company's bid to bring Comic-Con International to the City of Angels in 2013.

EXCLUSIVE: Redesigning the "Invincible Iron Man"

Mon, May 3rd, 2010 | Category: Comic Books

Marvel Studios Character Designer Ryan Meinerding opened up his sketchbook exclusively for CBR and discussed what went in to the creation of the new Iron Man armor that just debuted in "Invincible Iron Man" #25.

Atomic Comics Kicks Ass On FCBD

Sat, May 1st, 2010 | Category: Comic Books

Arizona retailer Mike Malve leverages his store's appearance in Mark Millar and John Romita, Jr.'s new movie into a Free Comic Book Day drive for new local readers with deals and a brand-new "Dollar Menu" promotion.

Choose Your Adventure On Free Comic Book Day

Fri, April 30th, 2010 | Category: Comic Books

With the annual event about to hit this Saturday distributing free funny books across the comic shops of America, CBR rounds up some of your best options for Free Comic Book Day Fun including locations, events and 18 comic previews!

TO HELLBOY AND BACK: B.P.R.D.'s Next Chapter

Fri, April 30th, 2010 | Category: Comic Books

Mike Mignola is back for a look inside "Hell On Earth," the next phase of stories for the Bureau of Paranormal Research & Defense, and shares a first look at the cover to the "New World" miniseries.

Jordan Mechner on "Prince of Persia"

Fri, April 30th, 2010 | Category: Comic Books

The creator of video game classic "Prince of Persia" talks to CBR about diving into comics with two new projects: an anthology prelude to the upcoming film and a Knights Templar adventure in "Solomon's Thieves."

Thor Revealed

Fri, April 30th, 2010 | Category: TV, Film

For the first time, a photo of the Thundergod himself is out in public as Chris Hemsworth suits up in a Olivier Coipel-inspired version of Thor's costume for the incoming Marvel Studios picture. Updated

"Incognito" Heads To Fox

Thu, April 29th, 2010 | Category: TV, Film

Ed Brubaker and Sean Phillips' Icon series about pulp supervillains in the Witness Protection Program has been snapped up for the big screen treatment by 20th Century Fox with a Pulitzer Prize-winner tapped for the screenplay.

Dan Parent on Diversifying Archie

Wed, April 28th, 2010 | Category: Comic Books

Following the announcement of the first openly gay teenager heading to Riverdale in “Veronica” #202, cartoonist Dan Parent talks to CBR News about adding variety to the whole line of Archie Comics.

Mignola Digs Into "Baltimore"

Wed, April 28th, 2010 | Category: Comic Books

The acclaimed "Hellboy" cartoonist re-teams with collaborator Christopher Golden to bring their 2007 novel "Baltimore" to comics with the all-new "Plague Ships" story expanding on the vampire haunted, WW1 world.

FIRST LOOK: Jim Lee's "Legion" Variants

Wed, April 28th, 2010 | Category: Comic Books

DC Comics Co-Publisher and superstar artist Jim Lee releases the first of his spotlight covers for Paul Levitz and Yildiray Cinar's "Legion of Super-Heroes" relaunch with a '70s-style Saturn Girl.


Mon, April 26th, 2010 | Category: Comic Books

After his final word with Jeremiah Arkham, incoming "Detective Comics" writer David Hine explores two kinds of madness with the introduction of The Imposter and a regular gig on DC Comics' "Azrael."

Closing “Project Superpowers Chapter 2”

Fri, April 23rd, 2010 | Category: Comic Books

Alex Ross wraps the world-building phase of his Dynamite superhero universe with an explosive throwdown between literal gods and god-like heroes. CBR spoke with Ross about "Project Superpowers: Chapter 2."

C2E2: The B.P.R.D. Panel

Fri, April 23rd, 2010 | Category: Comic Books

The next wave of B.P.R.D. stories finds a name, Dark Horse announces a new series of Mignola-inspired minis, and the origins of the Bureau's biggest stars from Abe Sapien to Lobster Johnson are explored in Chicago.

Hama Returns To "Real American Hero"

Thu, April 22nd, 2010 | Category: Comic Books

This summer, IDW relaunches the comic that birthed the entire G.I. Joe franchise with Joe creator Larry Hama returning to the continuity of his original Marvel run. We spoke exclusively with Hama about the book.

C2E2: Inside The Diamond Summit

Thu, April 22nd, 2010 | Category: Comic Books

The pre-con meeting of retailers and publishers held of new series and trades from Marvel and DC and the unprecedented idea of moving new comics day to Tuesday. CBR has an in-depth report from the conference.