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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McFarlane Makes Moves (Movies?) In 2011

Thu, December 23rd, 2010 | Category: Comic Books

After bringing the "Spawn" monthly back on track with its 200th issue, Image co-founder Todd McFarlane is ready to dive back into the Hollywood arena in 2011 with a brand new comic series in tow.

Waid's "Ruse" Revival

Wed, December 22nd, 2010 | Category: Comic Books

The newly full time freelancer spoke about returning to the acclaimed CrossGen comic "Ruse" at Marvel, why Simon Archard's detective skills are sharper than ever and how the relaunch is better suited to the series concept.

THE BAT SIGNAL: Scott Snyder

Wed, December 22nd, 2010 | Category: Comic Books

Scott Snyder, the writer helming DC Comics' namesake title, explained to CBR how a character from Commissioner Gordon's past and the villain challenging Dick Grayson's Batman both represent the same darkness of Gotham City.

Rick Remender's Military "Venom"

Mon, December 20th, 2010 | Category: Comic Books

The writer behind Marvel's "Uncanny X-Force" relaunch talks to CBR about teaming with frequent partner Tony Moore for a para-military take on the Spider-Man monster and the mystery hero caught in the middle.

Ennis Spills On "Jennifer Blood"

Fri, December 17th, 2010 | Category: Comic Books

Garth Ennis finds his own mix of humor and action in the story of a soccer mom turned assassin, Dynamite's upcoming "Jennifer Blood" which he promises will make you think differently about what's hidden in mini vans.

Spencer Shifts Off "Supergirl"

Thu, December 16th, 2010 | Category: Comic Books

DC Comics has announced that the up-and-comer is moving away from his incoming run on the Made of Might's monthly series after one issue to focus on other work while writer James Peaty will replace him.

New Sentinels Threaten "Age of X"

Wed, December 15th, 2010 | Category: Comic Books

The X-Universe detectives on the CBR message boards have again uncovered a new teaser for Marvel's incoming "Age of X" event, this one focusing on new Exonim Sentinels that take down Quicksilver and Scarlet Witch.

Assessing CCI's Ticket Sales Trial Run

Wed, December 15th, 2010 | Category: Comic Books

Comic-Con International's David Glanzer stops by CBR to unpack today's successful trial sale of 1,000 tickets to the event in San Diego and assure would-be attendees that all the available tickets will be released in the new year.

McFarlane Hires Artist Robert Kirkman

Wed, December 15th, 2010 | Category: Comic Books

As part of January's "Spawn" #200, Todd McFarlane is tapping the "Walking Dead" creator to write and pencil a four-page Omega Spawn origin, plus an exclusive look at David Finch's cover process.

"Red" Rounds Out Golden Globe Noms

Tue, December 14th, 2010 | Category: TV, Film

The Warren Ellis and Cully Hamner WildStorm adaptation earns a nod in the "Best Motion Picture: Comedy Or Musical" and will go up against such films as "The Kids Are All Right" and "Burlesque."

CONFIRMED: Jon Favreau Passes On "Iron Man 3"

Tue, December 14th, 2010 | Category: TV, Film

Reports are coming that "Iron Man" & "Iron Man 2" director Jon Favreau will not return for a third adventure of Marvel's Armored Avenger, leaving the post-"Avengers" shape of the film Marvel U in the air. UPDATED with confirmation.

Millar Talks Kapows! Big Picture

Tue, December 14th, 2010 | Category: Comic Books

With a first wave of guests, events and special announcements under its belt, Mark Millar unveils his personal plan for recruiting new "CLiNT" talent at Kapow!, his inaugural London convention.

BEHIND BUFFY SEASON 8: "Last Gleaming"

Fri, December 10th, 2010 | Category: Comic Books

As Twilight falls on Dark Horse's "Buffy: Season 8," co-writer Scott Allie and artist Georges Jeanty tackle the shocking events of the penultimate issue #39 including the death of a major character and plans for "Season 9."

"Spider-Man" Finds New Flash Thompson

Fri, December 10th, 2010 | Category: TV, Film

"Hannah Montanna" actor Chris Zylka has officially been confirmed as playing Peter Parker's high school bully and Spider-Man's biggest supporter as Flash Thompson comes to the Sony reboot.


Thu, December 9th, 2010 | Category: Comic Books

Film director and comic fan Kevin Smith swings by THE BAT SIGNAL to look inside "The Widening Gyre," from its shocking Volume 1 finish to the controversy over Batman's bladder problems and a hint at what comes next.

Phoenix Lands In "Age of X"

Wed, December 8th, 2010 | Category: Comic Books

Eagle-eyed readers from the CBR Forums have uncovered the latest clue to Marvel's incoming alternate reality story from writer Mike Carey: the inclusion of the long lost heroine Phoenix in the proceedings.

Spider-Man's Parents Headed To Screen

Fri, December 3rd, 2010 | Category: TV, Film

News is out that Peter Parker's rarely seen parents Richard and Mary will make an appearance in director Marc Webb's upcoming "Spider-Man" film relaunch along with a married pair of villains, however more details remain scarce.

"Dredd" Movie Panel From 2000AD To Kapow! Con

Fri, December 3rd, 2010 | Category: TV, Film

CBR has the EXCLUSIVE news that "Dredd" producer Andrew MacDonald is headed to Mark Millar's April Kapow! Comic Con in London with a first look at the Karl Urban-starring relaunch of the famed 2000AD property on film.

Meltzer Gets "Decoded"

Thu, December 2nd, 2010 | Category: TV, Film

Novelist and award-winning comic scribe Brad Meltzer takes the biggest mysteries from his notes and spins them into a new History Channel series uncovering secrets from the White House to the grave of John Wilkes Booth.

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.