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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Nolan Says Batman Run Ends With "Rises"

Wed, December 1st, 2010 | Category: TV, Film

Though still in pre-production, the incoming "Dark Knight Rises" feature will be Christopher Nolan's final Batman movie chapter as he preps an "Inception" video game.

Bringing The "T.H.U.N.D.E.R." Agents"

Tue, November 30th, 2010 | Category: Comic Books

Writer Nick Spencer takes CBR News on a tour of how he brought cult classic superheroes the T.H.U.N.D.E.R. Agents back to life from his impending death take on the team concept to the sci-fi twists that link solo super stories.

Millar & Gibbons Team For Mystery Comic

Mon, November 29th, 2010 | Category: Comic Books

Two of the creators of "Kick-Ass" and "Watchmen" will team up in 2011 for a new comic series that Mark Millar has been hoping for since his teenage years, but the specifics will have to wait until the publicity prime of Kapow! Comic Con.

Millar Talks Kapow! Comic Con

Mon, November 29th, 2010 | Category: Comic Books

"Kick-Ass"and "Wanted" writer Mark Millar opened up to CBR News about his inaugural London comic convention, from a guest list boasting Frank Quitely and Dave Gibbons to his Hollywood plans and the Stan Lee Awards.

Kevin Smith's Green Hornet Goodbye

Wed, November 24th, 2010 | Category: Comic Books

With the final chapter of his movie sceenplay turned comic on stands today, director Kevin Smith tells CBR how the story came to the page, how he did more than he ever expected and that he may return for seconds.

Discovering Paul Dini's "Tower Prep"

Tue, November 23rd, 2010 | Category: TV, Film

Fan favorite comic and TV writer Paul Dini welcomes the writing staff of his Cartoon Network series "Tower Prep" to CBR to discuss the teen drama where "X-Files" style creepiness meets mystery mythology.

Kinney Remains "Wimpy"

Tue, November 23rd, 2010 | Category: Comic Books

With the fifth volume of his "Diary of A Wimpy Kid" series high on the sales charts, Jeff Kinney muses on keeping his comics smart and juggling Hollywood's needs while his characters face "The Ugly Truth" of puberty.

Comic-Con Again Closes Registration

Mon, November 22nd, 2010 | Category: Comic Books

Computer issues are again at the heart of an indefinite delay in ticket sales for the 2011 edition of Comic-Con International in San Diego as David Glanzer explains to CBR News.

THE BAT SIGNAL: Tony Daniel & David Finch

Thu, November 18th, 2010 | Category: Comic Books

With a pair of Dark Knights suiting up for the all-new "Batman Inc." era, CBR's THE BAT SIGNAL shines on the two writer-artists charting solo adventures for Bruce Wayne and Dick Grayson, Tony Daniel and David Finch.

Warners, Nolan And Snyder Search For Superman

Thu, November 18th, 2010 | Category: TV, Film

Relaunch producers Christopher Nolan & David Goyer along with director Zack Snyder are ramping up their search for the next Superman with an eye towards a no-name actor.

Leary Joins Spidey Cast As Capt. Stacey

Thu, November 18th, 2010 | Category: TV, Film

The chain-smoking comedian turned acclaimed cable actor is in final talks to sign on as Gwen Stacey's Spider-Man supporting police captain in director Marc Webb's upcoming wall-crawler reboot.

Netter Kickstarts Comics

Wed, November 17th, 2010 | Category: Comic Books

The producer behind "Wanted" and "Painkiller Jane," Jason Netter spoke with CBR about his newly launched comics label and its initial titles, making comics over making movies and selling graphic novels in Walmart.

"Cowboys & Aliens" Ramps Up Amid Screenplay Disputes

Mon, November 15th, 2010 | Category: TV, Film

The first full poster for Jon Favreau's "Iron Man" follow up hits in advance of the first trailer, all the while a legal battle is heating up over the screenplay history of the Platinum Studios comic adaptation "Cowboys & Aliens"

Wolfman, Bedard, Benes Launch "DCUO Legends"

Mon, November 15th, 2010 | Category: Comic Books

The biweekly comic tie-in for Sony's "DC Universe Online" finds a creative team in writers Marv Wolfman and Tony Bedard spinning a story with Ed Benes covers and Howard Porter and Adriana Melo interiors.

Giving Aid To Aidan

Thu, November 11th, 2010 | Category: Comic Books

At five years old, Aidan Reed is a horror movie hound, a Marvel fan, a budding artist and is getting closer to adding Leukemia survivor to his impressive resumé all while sale of his art has helped spread his story

DC Launches Digital Store

Wed, November 10th, 2010 | Category: Comic Books

Located on the publisher's homepage, the new online store for DC Comics will offer desktop digital product and work with previously released platforms like their iPad app, explains Jim Lee, with "Dark Knight Returns" and others in the mix.

BEHIND BUFFY SEASON 8: Jeanty's Twilight Time

Mon, November 8th, 2010 | Category: Comic Books

As the hit series races towards its conclusion, CBR's ongoing look "Behind Buffy Season 8" welcomes ongoing artist Georges Jeanty to discuss issue #38 including how he makes monsters and actors come alive.

"Walking Dead" Earns High Ratings, Second Season

Mon, November 8th, 2010 | Category: TV, Film

Riding a wave of buzz from its U.S. debut, the AMC adaptation of Robert Kirkman and company's Image comic broke records for international audiences and has already been given a 13-episode second season.

"Batman Live" Show Signaled For U.K., U.S.

Mon, November 8th, 2010 | Category: Comic Books

DC Entertainment has partnered with the theatrical company behind the "Walking With Dinosaurs" tour for a touring Batman live show featuring the dynamic duo and a host of the Dark Knight's rogues gallery.

Roberson Eats Away At "iZombie"

Mon, November 8th, 2010 | Category: Comic Books

Chris Roberson dug into the undead fun of his Vertigo title, explaining why "iZombie" is the perfect book for Mike Allred, how his longterm plan is shaping up and what surprise guests will appear along the journey.