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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Ennis' "The Boys" Tackle "The Innocents"

Wed, December 23rd, 2009 | Category: Comic Books

The Garth Ennis and Darick Robertson superhero satire series moves into its next phase as genuine heroes hit the world of the supers and Wee Hughie's romance with Starlight moves into a new and potentially dangerous phase.

Superman & Muhammad Ali Step Back In The Ring

Wed, December 23rd, 2009 | Category: Comic Books

The classic 1978 Denny O'Neil/Neal Adams comic that sees the Man of Steel team up with the Greatest emerges from rights limbo for two new editions in 2010 including a treasury-sized hardcover

THE GREEN ZONE: Paul Pelletier

Tue, December 22nd, 2009 | Category: Comic Books

The incoming artist for "Incredible Hulk" describes the free wheeling feel of his latest gig, explains how he landed on "Hulk" after his "War of Kings" assignment and gives us an exclusive look at "Fall of the Hulks" art.

EXCLUSIVE: Ape Entertainment Brings Dreamworks To Comics

Tue, December 22nd, 2009 | Category: Comic Books

With plans for "Shrek" and "Penguins of Madagascar" comic series as well as the teen superhero "Mecha-Nation," indie publisher Ape Entertainment sets its sights on kids publishing in 2010 with their new KiZoic imprint.

"Project Superpowers" Makes War With A God

Tue, December 22nd, 2009 | Category: Comic Books

Dynamite's superhero epic races into its second storyline with a battle against the mighty Zeus in the offing and incentives for fans looking to jump on board with a $10 trade and more. We spoke with Krueger & Hester.

EXCLUSIVE: DC Redefines Its Co-Feature Program

Mon, December 21st, 2009 | Category: Comic Books

Dan Didio spoke with CBR about the many changes in store for DC Comics' back-up stories, from which serials will end (with a drop to $2.99 pricing), to which books will pick up new stories, to how they will be collected and more.

Stan Lee Gets A "Super" Spotlight

Mon, December 21st, 2009 | Category: Comic Books

Smilin' Stan Lee finally takes on the role of one of Marvel's characters as part of his tongue-in-cheek performance on the animated "Super Hero Squad Show," plus a few teases about his potential part in Kenneth Branagh's "Thor."

John Cassaday Enters the "Dollhouse"

Fri, December 18th, 2009 | Category: TV, Film

Acclaimed comic artist John Cassaday steps behind the camera of his "Astonishing X-Men" collaborator Joss Whedon's sci-fi drama and creates a series turning point through a multi-genre action tale on "Dollhouse."

Hit-Girl Hits The Web

Thu, December 17th, 2009 | Category: TV, Film

12-year-old Chloe Moretz prepares for her cussing, slashing big screen turn as the irrepressible super heroine from Mark Millar and John Romita Jr.'s hit comic series in the all-new "Kick-Ass" poster, released today.

"Iron Man 2" Trailer Revealed!

Wed, December 16th, 2009 | Category: TV, Film

The highly anticipated sequel uses its Whiplash viral campaign to launch the movie's first official web tie-in and unveil the trailer for the May debut starring Robert Downey, Jr. and Don Cheadle! UPDATED with image gallery.

FBI Makes Arrest In "Wolverine" Movie Piracy Case

Wed, December 16th, 2009 | Category: TV, Film

Nearly ten months after a leaked copy of the Hugh Jackman superhero movie was downloaded by over 4 million people, the FBI have taken a New York man into custody for distributing the rough cut

Roy E. Disney, Dead at 79

Wed, December 16th, 2009 | Category: TV, Film

The nephew of Walt Disney and a powerful force in the Disney company lost a battle to cancer, perhaps ending the family-controlled aspect of one of the world's most powerful entertainment companies.

THE GREEN ZONE: Doc Samson & Smashing Stories

Wed, December 16th, 2009 | Category: Comic Books

Jeph Loeb, Greg Pak and Jeff Parker, The writing round table behind "Fall of the Hulks," step back into THE GREEN ZONE for an in-depth overview of Doc Samson and the role the gamma-powered psychiatrist plays in Marvel's upcoming event.

"Iron Man 2" Viral Campaign Whips Up A Frenzy

Tue, December 15th, 2009 | Category: TV, Film

An early marketing scheme has fans wondering whether or not an alternate reality game will soon be accompanying the sequel's upcoming trailer and what exactly is Tony Stark's Secret Confession.

Nic Cage Suits Up As Big Daddy

Mon, December 14th, 2009 | Category: TV, Film

Lion's Gate has released the first full image of celebrated comic fan actor Nicolas Cage as the costumed father figure Big Daddy in Mark Millar and Matthew Vaughn's upcoming "Kick-Ass" feature film.

Vado Details Plans For The San Jose Comics Festival

Fri, December 11th, 2009 | Category: Comic Books

SLG Publishing's Dan Vado spoke with CBR in depth about his new convention-redefining event, explaining how to promote community involvement in comics, why free is best and more.

THE GREEN ZONE: Bigger, Faster, Stronger

Thu, December 10th, 2009 | Category: Comic Books

The writers behind "Fall of the Hulks" return to explain the tumultuous events in the Marvel Universe that make this story essential for 2010 and delve into the expansive Hulk cast, from the Red Hulk to the role of Rick Jones.

DiDio Announces "Legacies"

Thu, December 10th, 2009 | Category: Comic Books

DC Comics Executive Editor spoke with CBR News about the generational saga hitting the DC Universe in 2010 that will kick off with Len Wein and the Kuberts on the Crimson Avenger before picking up new artists for each new era.

Shane Davis Lands On "Earth One"

Tue, December 8th, 2009 | Category: Comic Books

The artist of DC's incoming "Superman: Earth One" talks about the gig, making Clark less of a stereotype and why the graphic novel is the best format creatively – with EXCLUSIVE sketch material!

DC Opens Up Earth One

Mon, December 7th, 2009 | Category: Comic Books

DC Comics launches a brand new universe for its biggest icons entirely in original graphic novel form with "Superman: Earth One" by J. Michael Straczynski and Shane Davis and "Batman: Earth One" by Geoff Johns and Gary Frank