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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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.

Stan Lee Declared Comic-Con Icon

Tue, October 27th, 2009 | Category: Comic Books

The legendary Marvel creator explains how he rode a giant spider float, lobbied for more screen time in "Spider-Man 4," acquiesced a fanboy request from Quentin Tarantino, and more,all in a single night.

Neal Adams Animates The "Astonishing X-Men"

Mon, October 26th, 2009 | Category: Digital Comics

The comic art legend explains how he pitched Marvel on making a motion comic from Joss Whedon & John Cassaday's hit, what it takes to make the form work and how he'll celebrate the book's launch.

Scott Snyder & Stephen King Launch "American Vampire"

Mon, October 26th, 2009 | Category: Comic Books

The up-and-comer, Snyder, and the horror icon, King, reinvent the vampire legend at Vertigo with a multi-decade tale of a new breed of bloodsucker, drawn by Rafael Albuquerque.

Ennis Heads Back to the 'Battlefields'

Mon, October 26th, 2009 | Category: Comic Books

Garth Ennis and Dynamite reteam this winter for a second trio of WWII tales, as the writer takes CBR News on a tour of his latest story of down-and-out British and Australian dive bombers in "Happy Valley."

NYCC's Lance Fensterman Responds to Wizard

Tue, October 20th, 2009 | Category: Comic Books

With the 2010 convention calendar looking to be the most competitive in years, the Reed Exhibitions VP weighs in on how dueling New York cons won't change his game plan much at all.

'Green Lantern' Leaves Australia

Fri, October 16th, 2009 | Category: TV/Film

The global economic crisis throws a wrench in the gears of the Ryan Reynolds- starring action epic, forcing the Warner Brothers to look for a new location to shoot Hal Jordan's first flight

Shamus and Big Apple Go Head-To-Head With NYCC

Fri, October 16th, 2009 | Category: Comic Books

Early word from the rebranded Big Apple Comic-Con shows that Wizard Entertainment head, Gareb Shamus, plans on running his New York convention against New York Comic Con in 2010.

Reaching Out To Filipino Creators

Thu, October 15th, 2009 | Category: Comic Books

With the Philippines hit hard by back-to-back typhoons, Gerry Alanguilan leads the charge to raise money for affected creators with a pair of all-star auctions featuring donated work from Leinil Francis Yu, Francis Manapul, and others.