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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"Spider-Man 4" No More

Mon, January 11th, 2010 | Category: TV, Film

UPDATE: Sony releases official word Reports are in that director Sam Raimi and star Tobey Maguire have parted with the multi-million dollar movie franchise in order for Sony to move forward with a reboot set to hit in summer 2012

The Buffy/Angel Continuity Conundrum

Mon, January 11th, 2010 | Category: Comic Books

"Angel" writer Bill Willingham responds to last week's big Twilight-related news insofar as it relates to his current work on the vampire hero's ongoing IDW series, as does "Buffy" editor Scott Allie.

Behind Buffy's Twilight Reveal

Fri, January 8th, 2010 | Category: Comic Books

The mask has been pulled off the Big Bad of "Buffy Season 8," but as editor Scott Allie explained exclusively to CBR, there's much, much more to Angel's story than a black mask and a sinister plan.

"Kick-Ass" To Debut At SXSW Film Festival

Wed, January 6th, 2010 | Category: TV, Film

The adaptation of Mark Millar and John Romita Jr.'s violent superhero satire finds its premier date as part of the iconic Austin, Texas media festival South By Southwest

Millar Makes No "Nemesis" of DC

Wed, January 6th, 2010 | Category: Comic Books

Though the early promotion of Mark Millar and Steve McNiven's new series made mention of an iconic hero, the best-selling writer explained to CBR News that no legal action is affecting the March release of Icon's "Nemesis."

EXCLUSIVE: David Finch Signs with DC Comics

Tue, January 5th, 2010 | Category: Comic Books

The superstar artist behind hits from "Ultimatum" to "Moon Knight" moves to the DCU on a full time basis and spoke exclusively with CBR about his love for the Justice League, Geoff Johns' writing and more!

Catch Up With CBR's Best 100 Comics of '09!

Mon, January 4th, 2010 | Category: Comic Books

2009 may be over, but plenty of great comics from the past 12 months deserve one last victory lap, from the best of the superhero and genre serials to the art comics world's great graphic novels to the finest webcomics and more.

Spidey & MJ's Final Fate Revealed?

Fri, January 1st, 2010 | Category: Comic Books

Marvel's final "Year of Spider-Man" teaser image puts the controversy over Peter Parker and Mary Jane Watson's missing marriage front and center for an as yet unnamed story line for 2010

CBR's Top 100 Comics of 2009, #25 - 1

Fri, January 1st, 2010 | Category: Comic Books

We've reached the finish line in CBR's race to nail down the top 100 comics of 2009! Dive in to see whether your favorite books made the cut for slots #25 through 1 check out our pick for the top comic of the year!

CBR's Top 100 Comics of 2009, #50 - 26

Thu, December 31st, 2009 | Category: Comic Books

CBR's massive rundown of the biggest and best comic books to hit in the last calendar year cracks into the top fifty with numbers 50 through 26 coming in from all across the internet and printed comics cosmos.

Marvel & Disney: A Done Deal

Thu, December 31st, 2009 | Category: Comic Books

This morning, the two entertainment titans completed the process of merging in New York City with a stock holder vote, changing the face of comics for 2010 and the foreseeable future.

CBR's Top 100 Comics of 2009, #75-51

Wed, December 30th, 2009 | Category: Comic Books

The hits keep coming as CBR enters into the second phase of our Best of 2009 Comic Book Countdown with everything from prison funnies to secret superheroes to unusual team-ups along the way!

UPDATED: Piecing Together "Amazing Spider-Man's" Future

Tue, December 29th, 2009 | Category: Comic Books

Marvel Comics teases a cabal of Spider players to come and a possible fall for Peter Parker in the coming year of its marquee comic, but what do their puzzling teases have to do with Mary Jane and the events of "One More Day"?

CBR's Top 100 Comics of 2009, #100-76

Tue, December 29th, 2009 | Category: Comic Books

Wrap up 2009 with CBR as we present the first 25 comics to crack our coveted Top 100 of the Year, including senses-shattering superheroes, hilarious, historical alt comics, wondrous webcomics and more!

"Blackest Night" #6 Leaks

Thu, December 24th, 2009 | Category: Comic Books

Though not available for purchase until next week, some copies of the highly anticipated DC Comics series have worked their way out of retailers hands and onto the internet, as Geoff Johns responds to early spoilers.

Vertigo's Marquee Sneak Peek

Thu, December 24th, 2009 | Category: Comic Books

DC's Mature Reader imprint wraps the year with a pair of cover reveals for two of their 2010 offerings including the new series co-written by Stephen King and the OGN inspired by singer Neil Young

Ennis' "The Boys" Tackle "The Innocents"

Wed, December 23rd, 2009 | Category: Comic Books

The Garth Ennis and Darick Robertson superhero satire series moves into its next phase as genuine heroes hit the world of the supers and Wee Hughie's romance with Starlight moves into a new and potentially dangerous phase.

Superman & Muhammad Ali Step Back In The Ring

Wed, December 23rd, 2009 | Category: Comic Books

The classic 1978 Denny O'Neil/Neal Adams comic that sees the Man of Steel team up with the Greatest emerges from rights limbo for two new editions in 2010 including a treasury-sized hardcover

THE GREEN ZONE: Paul Pelletier

Tue, December 22nd, 2009 | Category: Comic Books

The incoming artist for "Incredible Hulk" describes the free wheeling feel of his latest gig, explains how he landed on "Hulk" after his "War of Kings" assignment and gives us an exclusive look at "Fall of the Hulks" art.

EXCLUSIVE: Ape Entertainment Brings Dreamworks To Comics

Tue, December 22nd, 2009 | Category: Comic Books

With plans for "Shrek" and "Penguins of Madagascar" comic series as well as the teen superhero "Mecha-Nation," indie publisher Ape Entertainment sets its sights on kids publishing in 2010 with their new KiZoic imprint.