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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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.

Loeb and Adams Ask What Is "Ultimate X?"

Mon, October 12th, 2009 | Category: Comic Books

In the final ongoing series of the Ultimate Comics line, "Ultimate X," superstar creators Jeph Loeb and Art Adams join forces to tackle more than just mutants, asking the big questions about life after tragedy

A New Life For 'New Ultimates'

Mon, October 12th, 2009 | Category: Comic Books

Jeph Loeb explains how he and Frank Cho's long-awaited continuation of the Ultimates saga will bring bigger action, more intense personal drama and a god- like threat to the Ultimate Universe.

Inside Diamond's Retailer Summit!

Mon, October 12th, 2009 | Category: Comic Books

From the new "Stand" series at Marvel event to DC's "Blackest Night" comics cavalcade to the reveal of the mystery villain behind "Image United," CBR brings all the news from one of the biggest mainstream comics events of the year. UPDATING

BCC: Wagner Takes On "Green Hornet: Year One"

Sat, October 10th, 2009 | Category: Comic Books

Announced Saturday in Baltimore, Eisner-winning creator Matt Wagner is taking on a second origin for Dynamite Entertainment and the publisher debuts his first cover for the '30s origin of Britt Reid's masked alter ego.

Jhonen Vasquez On M.O.D.O.K. & Marvel

Thu, October 8th, 2009 | Category: Comic Books

The ultra-popular creator of indie hits like "Johnny The Homicidal Maniac" takes a stab at supervillains in Marvel's "Strange Tales" anthology and explains his fascination with mad scientists, giant heads, and more.

Casey Counts the Ways of "Zodiac"

Tue, October 6th, 2009 | Category: Comic Books

In anticipation of Joe Casey and Nathan Fox's final issue of gonzo villainy, the writer of "Dark Reign: Zodiac" talked with CBR News and explained the method behind the madness of Marvel's newest super villain.

Inside Ian Churchill's New Style

Fri, October 2nd, 2009 | Category: Comic Books

The current 'Hulk' artist gives CBR News the inside scoop on how an injury helped him to smooth out his art in order to introduce the Red She-Hulk and gives us an exclusive look at some pages from his sketchbook

Chaykin's Return to Power, Glory, Fortune and More

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

The legendary writer and artist comes full circle with Dynamite Entertainment's new 'Power & Glory' and 'Black Kiss' trades, as well as new Marvel work reflecting his interests and life in L.A.

Windy City Comicon Blows Through Chicago

Sun, September 27th, 2009 | Category: Comic Books

Word from the bustling floor of the creator-focused one-day convention, from the indie meets mainstream vibe to the surprise panelists to the organizers plans for standing out in a crowded market

Moore & Reppion Go Down the Rabbit Hole

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

CBR speaks with the writers behind Dynamite's upcoming 'Complete Alice In Wonderland' to talk mad tea parties, die-cut covers, classic illustration and befuddling poetry, along with an exclusive first look at the book's art.

Unpacking The Kirby Reclamation Case

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

Comic book legal expert Michael Lovitz reveals the issues surrounding the heirs of Jack Kirby's attempt to reclaim Marvel characters, from who created what to why it's different than the Siegel & Schuster suit over Superman.