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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"American Vampire" Hits Vegas

Thu, September 9th, 2010 | Category: Comic Books

Writer Scott Snyder strikes out on his own in a story that sees the first American Vampires land in 1930s Las Vegas for murder and intrigue based in and around the Depression's most depraved boom town.

SUPERIOR WEEK: Leinil Francis Yu

Wed, September 8th, 2010 | Category: Comic Books

The artist behind the latest Mark Millar written series describes designing an old timey twist on the Superman model, explains why he wants to keep it creator-owned and shares exclusive art from inside "Superior."


Tue, September 7th, 2010 | Category: Comic Books

CBR gets up close and personal with Mark Millar's latest creator-owned effort as the writer explains how the tale goes beyond the Superman myth, what inspired its hopeful, emotional tone and how Leinil Yu helps save the day.

BEHIND BUFFY SEASON 8: "The Return of Spike" (And More)

Fri, September 3rd, 2010 | Category: Comic Books

CBR's regular commentary on Joss Whedon's "Buffy The Vampire Slayer Season 8" returns as editor Scott Allie explains Spike's return, Angel's big action and an old threat arisen.

Diamond Talks Street Dates

Thu, September 2nd, 2010 | Category: Comic Books

Roger Fletcher, the Vice President of Sales and Marketing for Diamond Comic Distributors, tells CBR News how the industry giant settled on the new scheme of Tuesday shipping to all its direct market comics shop partners.

"Sandman" TV Series In The Works

Wed, September 1st, 2010 | Category: TV, Film

The award-winning sales chart perennial by Neil Gaiman and company finds its prospects for adaptation in other media renewed as Warner Bros. Television makes a move for "The Sandman."

DC's Musical History Compiled

Tue, August 31st, 2010 | Category: Comic Books

From the Fleischer Superman cartoons to Danny Elfman's "Batman" theme, a new CD celebrates 75 years of DC Comics, and its producer tells CBR what it took to assemble the world's greatest superhero tracks.

Mark Millar Kicks More Ass

Mon, August 30th, 2010 | Category: Comic Books

With the incoming sequel to he and John Romita Jr.'s creator-owned comic-turned-movie, "Kick-Ass," Mark Millar goes "Balls To The Wall" with a new viral superteam, a sidekick for Red Mist and more.

DC Unveils Batman's Future

Mon, August 30th, 2010 | Category: Comic Books

Grant Morrison's "Batman Inc" begins an era of two Batmen in Gotham as Bruce WAyne and Dick Grayson retain the cowl, but more surprises lay in store for the Bat-franchise including a team-up with Catwoman against a new foe.

Empowering Image Creators Digitally

Fri, August 27th, 2010 | Category: Comic Books

Image Comics Publisher Eric Stephenson and comiXology CEO David Steinberger explained the ins and out of the new Image app and how creator-rights remain king as the company moves into the mobile comics space.

Koenig's Comics Double-Shot

Wed, August 25th, 2010 | Category: Comic Books

Walter Koenig, the actor best known for playing Chekov on "Star Trek," is returning his pen to comics, scripting the post-apocalyptic vampire tale "Things To Come" and resurrecting his '90s superhero series "Raver."

Gischler's Stake In "X-Men"

Tue, August 24th, 2010 | Category: Comic Books

Hot off a #1 sales debut for his new "X-Men" series, writer Victor Gischler and CBR discussed mutants and vampires, taking cues from the fans, Wolverine vs. Jubilee and fandom crossover with his crime novels.

Hill's "Locke & Key" Heads To TV?

Tue, August 24th, 2010 | Category: TV, Film

Months of stories and rumors surrounding the hit IDW series seem to be pointing towards an upcoming "Locke & Key" TV series produced by Stephen Spielberg and adapted by Alex Kurtzman and Robert Orci.


Mon, August 23rd, 2010 | Category: Comic Books

The once and future writer-artist behind DC Comis' "Batman" monthly, creator Tony Daniel swings back into Gotham for new stories, a new style and the completion of his lost chapter with Grant Morrison.

THE GREEN ZONE: A Gamma Goodbye

Fri, August 20th, 2010 | Category: Comic Books

With the events of "World War Hulks" having delivered their final blows to the life of Bruce Banner, Jeph Loeb, Greg Pak and Jeff Parker are back for one last look at the story, from the human fallout to the hulking future.

Make Comics For Mark Millar's "CLiNT"

Thu, August 19th, 2010 | Category: Comic Books

For the launch of his UK comic mag "CLiNT," best-selling writer Mark Millar is putting the call out for aspiring creators to pitch short sci-fi tales and iconic characters to run alongside "Kick-Ass 2," "Nemesis" and more.

January Jones Rounds Out "First Class"

Wed, August 18th, 2010 | Category: TV, Film

Playing the part of Emma "The White Queen" Frost, the leading lady of "Mad Men" is just one of several surprise final cast members set in place for Fox's "X-Men: First Class"

Platt & More Fill Out "X-Men: First Class"

Mon, August 16th, 2010 | Category: TV, Film

Famed character actor Oliver Platt has signed on for a role as the mysterious "Man In Black" in Matthew Vaughn's X-Men prequel film along with actors set to be Moira MacTaggart and Azazel – the demon father of Nightcrawler.

comiXology, Zuda and Discovery

Mon, August 16th, 2010 | Category: Comic Books

David Steinberger, the CEO of the biggest player in digital comics, spoke with CBR News about comiXology's plans for Zuda creators, new content, reader recruitment in the age of digital comics and more.

Dustin Nguyen Swings Onto "Batgirl"

Fri, August 13th, 2010 | Category: Comic Books

As the teen heroine of Gotham City kicks her way into the second year of her ongoing series, the artist behind "Batman: Streets of Gotham" signs on to draw her adventures for writer Bryan Q. Miller starting in November.