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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BEHIND BUFFY SEASON 8: "Turbulence" & "Twilight" Pt. 1

Fri, February 5th, 2010 | Category: Comic Books

CBR's new commentary column delving deep into Joss Whedon and company's "Buffy The Vampire Slayer Season 8" kicks off with a double dose of hints, teases and answers from editor Scott Allie on issues #31 and 32.

Levitz Serves Duty With "Legion," Gets Dirty With Vertigo

Thu, February 4th, 2010 | Category: Comic Books

Paul Levitz goes in depth on how he'll change up his take on the future with "Legion of Super-Heroes," explains his expansive plans for "Superman/Batman" and digs into a "House of Mystery" jam script.

"Zatanna" Arrives At Last

Thu, February 4th, 2010 | Category: Comic Books

The backwards-speaking, fishnet-wearing magician of the DCU finally gets a start date for her long-rumored ongoing series as writer Paul Dini and artist Stephane Roux team up for "Zatanna" in May.

Shaping the Story of "Planet Hulk"

Wed, February 3rd, 2010 | Category: TV, Film

All-star animation screenwriter Greg Johnson picks apart the mind of the Incredible Hulk, bringing betrayal and heroism to the forefront of Lionsgate's "Planet Hulk" feature and explains its place in the line of Marvel DVDs

Producing "Planet Hulk"

Tue, February 2nd, 2010 | Category: TV, Film

Marvel Animation's Josh Fine goes inside the creation of their latest Lionsgate DVD with word on how Greg Pak's gladiator epic came to life from the smallest fan favorite details to the twist ending no one will see coming.

IDW On The Changing Face Of Mobile Comics

Fri, January 29th, 2010 | Category: Comic Books

The iPad may be the hot topic of the moment, but IDW's Jeff Webber explains that looking past the surface of the mobile comics market, from iPhones to Sony's PSP, exposes new opportunities for publishers and fans.

Taking "Green Hornet" From Words to Pictures

Thu, January 28th, 2010 | Category: Comic Books

Editor Phil Hester and artist Jonathan Lau reveal the process by which they've brought Kevin Smith's reimagined action screenplay to comics including an exclusive first look at Hester's thumbnails and Lau's finished art!

Glanzer on Comic-Con's Early Sell Outs

Thu, January 28th, 2010 | Category: Comic Books

CCI spokesman David Glanzer talked about the conventions' plans to accommodate fans in the wake of a shrinking ticket pool, possibly expanding off-site programming and making WonderCon work on a holiday weekend.

Select Feb 3 Marvel Titles Damaged In Transit

Thu, January 28th, 2010 | Category: Comic Books

Diamond Comic Distributors have reached out to retailers serviced by their Plattsburgh, NY Distribution Center to inform them a select quantity of Marvel Comics series on sale next week have been damaged in transit.

The iPad And Comics: What's Next?

Wed, January 27th, 2010 | Category: Comic Books

We have the most extensive analysis of the impact Apple's iPad will have on the burgeoning mobile comics space with Marvel, IDW and the biggest names in mobile comics sales speaking on how iPad comics change the game.

Guggenheim "Resurrects" The Black Hood

Wed, January 27th, 2010 | Category: Comic Books

Writer Marc Guggenheim steps into DC's "The Web" to recreate the famed Red Circle vigilante The Black Hood. Meanwhile, he's also introducing President Clinton into the cast of his Oni sci-fi series "Resurrection."

Marvel's Heroic Age Starts With "Avengers"

Wed, January 27th, 2010 | Category: Comic Books

The publisher's post-Siege plans kick off with a reignited series for their biggest franchise featuring Captain America, Iron Man and Thor at the helm and Brian Michael Bendis in the writer's seat delivering stories filled with optimism.

Wallace Takes "Titans" Down A Dark Path

Mon, January 25th, 2010 | Category: Comic Books

With Deathstroke set to lead an all-villain team, the new writer of DC's former graduated sidekick series draws up his battle plan for a book full of devious villains while explaining how history weighs heavy in their lives.

Alex Ross Makes "Green Hornet" Super

Fri, January 22nd, 2010 | Category: Comic Books

The acclaimed painter gives his mission statement on how designing Kevin Smith's new Dynamite take on "Green Hornet" means fitting the legacy of the hero while pushing the radio icon into new superheroic heights.

Chris Staros Talks Capital, Hollywood & More

Fri, January 22nd, 2010 | Category: Comic Books

After the infusion of investment capital to indie comics mainstay Top Shelf Productions, the publisher goes deep into what future film and new media possibilities may be at hand and previews their 2010 comics slate.

THE GREEN ZONE: Hulking Editorial

Thu, January 21st, 2010 | Category: Comic Books

Mark Paniccia and Nate Cosby, the editors behind "Fall of the Hulks," stop in for a rundown of what it takes to keep the event smashing chapter after chapter along with a tease on what the future holds for Betty Ross and company.

AMC Approves "Walking Dead" Pilot

Wed, January 20th, 2010 | Category: TV, Film

The adaptation of Robert Kirkman's ongoing Image zombie series "The Walking Dead" under the supervision of director Frank Darabont is one of two pilots that were announced as being greenlit today by the cable network.

Kevin Smith Redirects "Green Hornet"

Wed, January 20th, 2010 | Category: Comic Books

The fan favorite director and occasional comics writer opens up to CBR about how his lost movie screenplay came back as a Dynamite Entertainment comic, how Green Hornet is like Boba Fett and the finer points of a female Kato.

Spidey 4 Director Found

Tue, January 19th, 2010 | Category: TV, Film

UPDATED: Only days after Raimi and Maguire walked from the biggest superhero movie franchise of the decade, "(500) Days of Summer" director Marc Webb has signed a deal for his own Spider-Man film with Sony Pictures

"Smallville" and Johns' JSA Shapes Up

Tue, January 19th, 2010 | Category: TV, Film

A new teaser for the Justice Society-centric episode of the fan favorite drama reveals more teases of the teams legacy including a peek at Hawkgirl, the Golden Age Green Lantern and the entire JSA in portrait form.