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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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.

Furman on Making Dynamite's Terminator Revolutionary

Mon, October 20th, 2008 | Category: Comic Books

Simon Furman reveals all the details on the latest time-hopping installment of Dynamite's Terminator franchise with next year's “Terminator: Revolution.”

Frank Cho on Jungle Girl Season 2

Wed, October 15th, 2008 | Category: Comic Books

Beginning in November, a second season for the Dynamite series sees revelations to the prehistoric setting's crashes with modern times and armies of mer-people. Co-creator Frank Cho talks to CBR about "Jungle Girl."

Gray & Palmiotti on Terra, Power Girl

Fri, October 10th, 2008 | Category: Comic Books

After years of waiting, Jimmy Palmiotti, Justin Gray and Amanda Connor unleash their reinvented Titan in November's "Terra" miniseries, while gearing up for an ongoing Power Girl follow through. We spoke about both projects.

Matt Wagner Makes His Mark On Zorro

Wed, October 8th, 2008 | Category: Comic Books

With his initial origin arc headed for hardcover next month, legendary creator Matt Wagner gives CBR readers a preview of his sword-slashing second arc of Dynamite's "Zorro" ongoing series.

Helfer Gets "Presidential" With McCain

Thu, October 2nd, 2008 | Category: Comic Books

Andy Helfer, the writer behind IDW's "Presidential Material: John McCain," a biography of the Republican candidate for President, talks to CBR about cutting through the spin and keeping political comics honest.

Cosmic Comedy & Romance: Brunswick talks "Jersey Gods"

Sun, September 28th, 2008 | Category: Comic Books

Glen Brunswick & Dan McDaid’s first ongoing series is equal parts romantic comedy and cosmic epic, with creators like Mike Allred, Darwyn Cooke, Paul Pope and Erik Larsen riding shotgun.

Man of Action: Four new projects with Image

Sun, September 28th, 2008 | Category: Comic Books

Joe Casey, Joe Kelly, Steven T. Seagle and Duncan Roulea, known collectively as Man of Action, spin tales of drunken werewolves, existential detectives and super bail bondsmen in four new release at Image Comics.

Millar Resurrects "Chosen" As "American Jesus"

Sun, September 28th, 2008 | Category: Comic Books

Mark Millar and Peter Gross bring back their series "Chosen" as "American Jesus," this time with Image Comics, part one of a planned trilogy with a "Second Coming" and feature film to follow.