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

Showing results 1713-1732 of 1965

Dynamite Acquires Dabel Brothers Titles

Thu, December 3rd, 2009 | Category: Comic Books

Dynamite Entertainment will be adding to it's classic character-driven line of series in 2010 after purchasing a wave of titles adapted from the works of Dean Koontz, Jim Butcher and more from Dabel Brothers Publishing.

Beechen Recruits For "WildCats"

Wed, December 2nd, 2009 | Category: Comic Books

In preparation for a new beginning for the WildStorm Universe, writer Adam Beechen assembles a line-up of nearly every super hero in the universe's history to combat dueling alien invasions in a post-apocalyptic world.

Marvel & Disney Set Merger Date

Wed, December 2nd, 2009 | Category: Comic Books

The stockholder vote to finalize the proposed $4 billion deal between the media giants has been scheduled to take place by the end of the year, with the expected result making the House of Ideas a part of the House of Mouse.

"Iron Man 2" Poster Hits The Web

Mon, November 30th, 2009 | Category: TV/Film

The official lobby poster for Marvel and Paramount's hotly anticipated summer sequel is revealed as well as early screen stills of Robert Downey, Jr., Scarlett Johansson, Don Cheadle, Sam Rockwell and more!

THE GREEN ZONE: Jeph Loeb, Greg Pak & Jeff Parker

Mon, November 30th, 2009 | Category: Comic Books

CBR kicks off a new weekly column focusing on the events smashing through Marvel's Hulk family of books featuring a round table interview with the writers behind "Fall of the Hulks."

Hammer-Cracking Sci-Fi & Lightning-Cracking Mythology

Fri, November 27th, 2009 | Category: Comic Books

First Second creators George O'Connor & Adam Rapp deliver two kinds of twisted genre tales from the post-apocalyptic 'Ball Peen Hammer' to the expansive exploration of ancient 'Olympians'

Matthew Sand Cuts Into "Ninja Assassin"

Wed, November 25th, 2009 | Category: TV/Film

The co-screenwriter of the Wachowskis-produced, high intensity, anime-inspired martial arts action flick talked with CBR News about how the movie came together, why ninjas are like sharks and his connection with the comic book world.

Fox Shows Faith In 'Human Target'

Tue, November 24th, 2009 | Category: TV/Film

The new action drama based on the DC character and co-starring 'Watchmen's' Jackie Earle Haley earns a prime spot after Wednesday's 'American Idol' broadcast in Fox's midseason schedule

Jenkins Ends "Son of Hulk"

Tue, November 24th, 2009 | Category: Comic Books

With the series finale hitting stores tomorrow, Paul Jenkins explained to CBR News how his tale of Hulk's upstart son's decision to go toe to toe with Galactus came to be and how it will help lead to next year's "Fall of the Hulks."

BOOM! Promises to Prove Diamond Wrong

Mon, November 23rd, 2009 | Category: Comic Books

With the launch of their new "Prove Bill Wrong!" campaign, Ross Richie and BOOM! Studios hope to inspire retailers to push the growing company into the direct market's top five publisher rankings before the end of 2010.

Powell Breaks Silence on "The Goon"

Fri, November 20th, 2009 | Category: Comic Books

Award-winning creator Eric Powell returns with a new silent issue of his highly acclaimed horror-comedy, news on the animated film adaptation, and the imminent release of his self-published kids' comic. Plus, an exclusive preview of of "Goon" #33!

Inside DC With Dan DiDio, Part 2

Thu, November 12th, 2009 | Category: Comic Books

In part two of CBR's in-depth interview, DC's Senior Vice President - Executive Editor Dan DiDio discusses his own ongoing writing stint on "Outsiders," explains the company's approach to expanding DC's creative roster, and more.

Inside DC With Dan DiDio, Part 1

Wed, November 11th, 2009 | Category: Comic Books

The DCU Senior Vice President - Executive Editor invites CBR into his office for a lengthy two-part chat covering "Blackest Night," the future of marquee characters from Superman to the Flash, and exactly what's up with Aquaman.

Jeff Parker Sets The Hulks For A "Fall"

Wed, November 11th, 2009 | Category: Comic Books

The fan favorite writer talks to CBR News about taking a big role in Marvel Comics' upcoming "Fall of the Hulks" event and how his "Alpha" one-shot and its cabal of super smart villains strikes first.

Marvel Reaches Out To Retailers

Fri, November 6th, 2009 | Category: Comic Books

Along with its new web-based publishing initiatives, the direct market giant has created a new online resource for comic shops featuring customizable features that allow retailers to create their own Marvel websites.

Rob Williams Revs Up "Robocop"

Thu, November 5th, 2009 | Category: Comic Books

The writer behind Dynamite's relaunch of the seminal '80s action hero shares an exclusive look at the series' art and explains why, dead or alive, fans will be excited about the corporate-tinged continuation of Paul Verhoeven's classic.

Inside Marvel's iTunes Deal

Fri, October 30th, 2009 | Category: Comic Books

Marvel Comics' Executive VP of Digital Media, Ira Rubenstein, talks with CBR News and explains why now was the time to pull the trigger on comics on Apple's popular smart phone, why go through multiple providers and more.

Rethinking "The Comics Journal"

Fri, October 30th, 2009 | Category: Comic Books

In light of news that the acclaimed source of comics news & criticism will be shifting format to a web-heavy business model, CBR speaks with the magazine's editorial to find out why now is the time for a new TCJ.

Millar & McNiven Tease 'Nemesis'

Fri, October 30th, 2009 | Category: Comic Books

The 'Civil War' and 'Old Man Logan' creative team reunite for a project hitting stands in early 2010, calling the comic its own "event" as the publisher and status remain shrouded in mystery

Matt Wagner Takes On "Green Hornet"

Wed, October 28th, 2009 | Category: Comic Books

The award-winning creator explains the hows and whys involved in resurrecting the venerable hero in a 1930s origin tale full of racket-breaking and Kung-Fu, discusses the connection to the Lone Ranger, and more.