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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Holy Pornography, Batman!

Thu, May 13th, 2010 | Category: TV, Film

Axel Braun, director of the send up of the '60s Batman TV show "Batman XXX: A Porn Parody" talked to CBR about how he plans on respecting comic fans with his film and why he's not worried about being sued by Warner Bros.

"Jonah Hex" - The CBR Set Visit

Thu, May 13th, 2010 | Category: TV, Film

Director Jimmy Hayward and star Josh Brolin took CBR inside the set of their upcoming weird Western adaptation of the classic DC Comics anti-hero, explaining how they plan to upend the traditional Western genre.'s Digital Comics Open Standard Proposal

Thu, May 13th, 2010 | Category: Comic Books

With digital comics representing a rapidly growing part of the marketplace, CEO Micah Baldwin calls for the ability for fans to share their purchases across platforms and a "Reader's Bill of Rights.

Henderson Uncovers The "Daughters Of The Shadow"

Wed, May 12th, 2010 | Category: Comic Books

Writer Jason Henderson explores the darker side of the Daughters of the Shadow in a three-issue "Shadowland" miniseries featuring Colleen Wing taking control of the Hand's all-female hit squad The Nail.

Fantasy Art Legend Frank Frazetta Dies

Mon, May 10th, 2010 | Category: Comic Books

The iconic comic book, film poster and fantasy painter has passed away at 82, leaving behind countless paintings and characters as well as an indelible, incalculable impact on fantasy and science fiction art.

BEHIND BUFFY SEASON 8: "The Power of Love"

Fri, May 7th, 2010 | Category: Comic Books

Brad Meltzer returns to CBR for the final installment "Twilight," explaining how his story boils down the entire Buffy mythos into an argument, what fans can expect after the last page reveal and his future comics plans.

Sam Rockwell's Supervillain Study

Fri, May 7th, 2010 | Category: Comic Books

The man behind "Iron Man 2's" Justin Hammer tells CBR what it takes to make a villain stand out from playing off anti-hero Tony Stark to drawing inspiration from the great screen supervillains of the past.

TO HELLBOY AND BACK: Abe's "Abyssal Plain"

Thu, May 6th, 2010 | Category: Comic Books

The solo life of B.P.R.D. mainstay Abe Sapien is under the spotlight as Mike Mignola returns to CBR to explore the origins of June's "The Abyssal Plain" miniseries and shares exclusively Dave Johnson's cover to issue #2.

David Glanzer Narrows Down CCI's Options

Wed, May 5th, 2010 | Category: Comic Books

With the aggressive battle for Comic-Con International growing to a fever pitch amongst the candidate cities, the convention's Marketing and PR Director David Glanzer updates CBR on the potential future of CCI.

Matthew Vaughn Official On "X-Men: First Class"

Tue, May 4th, 2010 | Category: TV, Film

The "Kick-Ass" director signs on the dotted line for the Bryan Singer-produced prequel that explores the early years of Magneto, Professor X and the X-Men to be released on June 3, 2011.

LA Inc Speaks On Their Comic-Con Pitch

Tue, May 4th, 2010 | Category: Comic Books

CBR News talks first to Michael Krouse - the Senior Vice President of LA Inc and the Los Angeles Convention Center - about his company's bid to bring Comic-Con International to the City of Angels in 2013.

EXCLUSIVE: Redesigning the "Invincible Iron Man"

Mon, May 3rd, 2010 | Category: Comic Books

Marvel Studios Character Designer Ryan Meinerding opened up his sketchbook exclusively for CBR and discussed what went in to the creation of the new Iron Man armor that just debuted in "Invincible Iron Man" #25.

Atomic Comics Kicks Ass On FCBD

Sat, May 1st, 2010 | Category: Comic Books

Arizona retailer Mike Malve leverages his store's appearance in Mark Millar and John Romita, Jr.'s new movie into a Free Comic Book Day drive for new local readers with deals and a brand-new "Dollar Menu" promotion.

Choose Your Adventure On Free Comic Book Day

Fri, April 30th, 2010 | Category: Comic Books

With the annual event about to hit this Saturday distributing free funny books across the comic shops of America, CBR rounds up some of your best options for Free Comic Book Day Fun including locations, events and 18 comic previews!

TO HELLBOY AND BACK: B.P.R.D.'s Next Chapter

Fri, April 30th, 2010 | Category: Comic Books

Mike Mignola is back for a look inside "Hell On Earth," the next phase of stories for the Bureau of Paranormal Research & Defense, and shares a first look at the cover to the "New World" miniseries.

Jordan Mechner on "Prince of Persia"

Fri, April 30th, 2010 | Category: Comic Books

The creator of video game classic "Prince of Persia" talks to CBR about diving into comics with two new projects: an anthology prelude to the upcoming film and a Knights Templar adventure in "Solomon's Thieves."

Thor Revealed

Fri, April 30th, 2010 | Category: TV, Film

For the first time, a photo of the Thundergod himself is out in public as Chris Hemsworth suits up in a Olivier Coipel-inspired version of Thor's costume for the incoming Marvel Studios picture. Updated

"Incognito" Heads To Fox

Thu, April 29th, 2010 | Category: TV, Film

Ed Brubaker and Sean Phillips' Icon series about pulp supervillains in the Witness Protection Program has been snapped up for the big screen treatment by 20th Century Fox with a Pulitzer Prize-winner tapped for the screenplay.

Dan Parent on Diversifying Archie

Wed, April 28th, 2010 | Category: Comic Books

Following the announcement of the first openly gay teenager heading to Riverdale in “Veronica” #202, cartoonist Dan Parent talks to CBR News about adding variety to the whole line of Archie Comics.

Mignola Digs Into "Baltimore"

Wed, April 28th, 2010 | Category: Comic Books

The acclaimed "Hellboy" cartoonist re-teams with collaborator Christopher Golden to bring their 2007 novel "Baltimore" to comics with the all-new "Plague Ships" story expanding on the vampire haunted, WW1 world.