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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Fri, January 28th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

Editor Scott Allie returns to CBR for an inside look at the final issues of Joss Whedon's "Buffy The Vampire Slayer: Season 8" as the cast deals with recent deaths, fights Slayer uprisings and prepares for "Season 9."

comiXology's Steinberger On Digital Retail

Fri, January 28th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

With a new platform allowing retailers to sell digital comics on their own sites, the CEO of comiXology spoke with CBR to explain how the system works, why digital isn't a threat and why sales charts are unlikely.

R.I.P. Clement Sauvé

Thu, January 27th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

The 33-year-old artist and former fixture of the CBR Fan Community has passed away after a battle with cancer, leaving behind a legacy of sharp, distinctive work in comics and animation.

Busiek And Ross Plot "Kirby: Genesis"

Thu, January 27th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

CBR News takes readers inside the story summit behind Dynamite Entertainment's gathering of Jack Kirby's creator-owned characters in one epic by Kurt Busiek and Alex Ross with an exclusive first look at the #0 issue.

Retailers Respond To "Fantastic Four" #587

Wed, January 26th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

CBR News reaches out to comic shop owners and managers from coast to coast to see what kind of business they drew on Tuesday for Marvel's nationally-promoted "Death Bag" issue of "Fantastic Four" and how it affects their stores.

Beyond "The Boys" #50

Wed, January 26th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

Writer Garth Ennis unpacks the revelations at the heart of the current arc, explaining how 9/11 looms large in his superhero satire, Butcher's past and how Wee Hughie prepares for the end.

Mainstream Media Leaks "Fantastic Four" Death

Mon, January 24th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

In a move that's become routine for major shockers in the Marvel Comics Universe, news organizations across the country have started revealing the death at the heart of this week's "Fantastic Four" #587. SPOILERS ahead!

DC Preps Green Lantern/ Flashpoint FCBD Issue

Fri, January 21st, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

Hoping to draw in fans of Hal Jordan's incoming movie, DC Comics is representing his most recent origin telling for Free Comic Book Day along with an early look at the Geoff Johns/Andy Kubert "Flashpoint" event for die hard readers.

Marvel Runs Early With "Fantastic Four" #587

Fri, January 21st, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

In anticipation of a mass media push for the issue where one of the team is killed off, Marvel Comics is allowing retailers to sell "Fantastic Four" #587 on Tuesday of next week, one of a number of changes allowed by early shipping.

"Black Panther" In Development With Marvel Studios

Thu, January 20th, 2011 | Category: TV, Film

After its many years bounding between studios and actors, one of Marvel Comics most prominent Black superheroes is back in the development mill as Kevin Feige calls for a "Black Panther" screenplay.

DC Drops The Comics Code

Thu, January 20th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

In a move towards a in house set of ratings for everything from kids comics to the mature readers material of Vertigo, DC Comics will no longer carry the decades-old Comics Code Seal of Approval on its monthly titles.

An All-Star Team-Up For "Action Comics" #900

Thu, January 20th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

An A-list team of creators including Damon Linelof, Richard Donner and Alex Ross bring the Man of Steel back home from his cross-country journey to "Action Comics" where Doomsday and Lex Luthor await.

Anne Hathaway Is Selina Kyle In "Dark Knight Rises"

Wed, January 19th, 2011 | Category: TV, Film

The star of such films as "The Devil Wears Prada" and "Brokeback Mountain" will join Christian Bale for the next installment of Christopher Nolan's Batman franchise as the eventual Catwoman along with Tom Hardy's Bane.

"X-Men: First Class" Cast Hits Web

Tue, January 18th, 2011 | Category: TV, Film

From James McAvoy's Charles Exavier to January Jones' Emma Frost, the mutants of director Matthew Vaughn's flashback adaptation of Marvel's Merry Mutants lineup and strike a pose as the first X-Men.

Marvel Makes Thor "Mighty"

Mon, January 17th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

In advance of the thundergod's big screen debut, Marvel Comics is relaunching Thor in an all-new ongoing "Mighty Thor" series by Matt Fraction and Olivier Coipel in April while Kieron Gillen starts "Journey Into Mystery."

Alonso Speaks As Editor-in-Chief

Fri, January 7th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

Axel Alonso, Marvel's new #1 editor, spoke with CBR News about his new appointment, from his view of the Marvel Universe and characters to the immediate changes he'll look to make and the mission of his staff in 2011 and beyond.

THE BAT SIGNAL: Adam Beechen

Fri, January 7th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

Adam Beechen, the writer behind the new "Batman Beyond" ongoing series, returns to THE BAT SIGNAL to catch fans on up on how day-and-date digital and the future Justice League combine to draw in readers new and old.

Experience The History Of "Age of X"

Thu, January 6th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

CBR News has gathered the full run of hidden teaser images for Marvel's upcoming Mike Carey-written "Age of X" X-Men event, including the alternate present versions of the Sentinels, Phoenix and the Avengers.

Industry Reacts To Alonso As Marvel E-i-C

Wed, January 5th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

From the creators who have worked with him across his careers to the competing executives who welcome him into their ranks, the comics industry responds to Axel Alonso's ascension to Editor-in-Chief of Marvel Comics.

More Creators Make Their 2011 Picks

Wed, January 5th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

UPDATED: CBR is back with Round 2 of our New Year's celebration as some of the biggest names in comics from Paul Pope to James Robinson share what they are looking forward to in 2011.