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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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.

Millar Makes The Avengers Horrific

Thu, August 12th, 2010 | Category: Comic Books

"Ultimate Avengers 3" brings the latest twist on the Ultimates this week and Mark Millar told us why Steve Dillon is perfect for superhero vampire action and why the new Ultimate Daredevil rocks yellow. Plus exclusive art!

THE BAT SIGNAL: Peter Milligan

Wed, August 11th, 2010 | Category: Comic Books

Peter Milligan looks back at his work with the Dark Knight, from his original demonic Riddler story to his recent KGB crime epic and talks about Batman stories you will and won't see from him in the future.

Max Landis Lands "Chronicles" At Fox

Tue, August 10th, 2010 | Category: Comic Books

The son of legendary horror filmmaker John Landis has sold his screenplay about superpowered teens in Portland along with the comics-heavy team at Circle of Confusion with eyes on a hand-held shoot.

Millar Details His "Nemesis" Deal

Tue, August 10th, 2010 | Category: Comic Books

Though it will be his third comics-to-film adaptation, comics creator Mark Millar didn't try hard to land his supervillain serial "Nemesis" with major director Tony Scott - it just kind of happened that way.

Jock Joins Snyder On "Detective"

Mon, August 9th, 2010 | Category: Comic Books

With DC Comics' namesake title's relaunch, "Losers" artist Jock joins up and comer Scott Snyder for the mysterious "Black Mirror" arc and both tell CBR why a down and dirty yet high tech Dark Knight is around the corner.

DC Confirms Noveck's Departure

Fri, August 6th, 2010 | Category: TV, Film

The man who's headed up the development of film and television adaptations for the DC Comics Universe since 2003 is moving on, and the company tells CBR first about the amicable parting of ways.

CCI: "Tower Prep" & "Firebreather"

Thu, August 5th, 2010 | Category: Comic Books

Cartoon Network unveiled two projects from the minds of top comics talent as Paul Dini's live action "Tower Prep" and Phil Hester & Andy Kuhn's "Firebreather" animated movie both gave CCI attendees early teases.