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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Helfer Gets "Presidential" With McCain

Thu, October 2nd, 2008 | Category: Comic Books

Andy Helfer, the writer behind IDW's "Presidential Material: John McCain," a biography of the Republican candidate for President, talks to CBR about cutting through the spin and keeping political comics honest.

Cosmic Comedy & Romance: Brunswick talks "Jersey Gods"

Sun, September 28th, 2008 | Category: Comic Books

Glen Brunswick & Dan McDaid’s first ongoing series is equal parts romantic comedy and cosmic epic, with creators like Mike Allred, Darwyn Cooke, Paul Pope and Erik Larsen riding shotgun.

Man of Action: Four new projects with Image

Sun, September 28th, 2008 | Category: Comic Books

Joe Casey, Joe Kelly, Steven T. Seagle and Duncan Roulea, known collectively as Man of Action, spin tales of drunken werewolves, existential detectives and super bail bondsmen in four new release at Image Comics.

Millar Resurrects "Chosen" As "American Jesus"

Sun, September 28th, 2008 | Category: Comic Books

Mark Millar and Peter Gross bring back their series "Chosen" as "American Jesus," this time with Image Comics, part one of a planned trilogy with a "Second Coming" and feature film to follow.

Palmiotti Stakes Claim to "Vampire Hunter D"

Fri, September 19th, 2008 | Category: Comic Books

The early word on Devil's Due's American expansion of the classic Japanese horror icon is on the way courtesy of writer Jimmy Palmiotti, who talks to CBR News about "Vampire Hunter D: American Wasteland."

Hope Larson talks "Chiggers"

Tue, September 16th, 2008 | Category: Comic Books

"Gray Horses" and "Salamander Dream" cartoonist Hope Larson talks to CBR about "Chiggers," her ambitious summer camp graphic novel, as well as her evolving art and her next project.

Meltzer "Lies" to Reveal Truth

Mon, September 15th, 2008 | Category: Comic Books

On tour in support of his latest thriller, "The Book of Lies," novelist and comics scribe Brad Meltzer fights for Superman's legacy and teases his new TV show on a stop in MIchigan, and CBR News was there.

Reed on Reinventing Red Sonja

Thu, September 11th, 2008 | Category: Comic Books

Hip deep in his first solo arc, "Red Sonja" writer Brian Reed catches up new readers on how death and resurrection has changed the She-Devil with a Sword, and teases the mystery of The Blood Dynasty.

Remender Reloads The Corps!

Thu, September 4th, 2008 | Category: Comic Books

The toy military team gets an injection of grey morality with their Devil's Due comic book debut by Rick Remender and Michael Penick. CBR spoke with Remender about his ambitious plans for the title.

Marvel: Your Universe Panel Report

Mon, September 1st, 2008 | Category: Comic Books

It's one last word from Fan Expo in Toronto as writer Dan Slott and the Marvel crew leads fans in a frank discussion on event fatigue, variant covers and Spider- Man riding in a pickup truck.

Ennis & Robertson talk "The Boys"

Fri, August 29th, 2008 | Category: Comic Books

Garth Ennis & Darick Robertson reveal to CBR their plans beyond the 9/11 shocker, unveil a peak at their uncanny new guest stars, and dive into the world of variant covers with John Cassaday and Howard Chaykin.

J. Torres Brings the "Family Dynamic"

Thu, August 28th, 2008 | Category: Comic Books

J. Torres gives CBR the story behind DC's latest all ages superhero series, from its connections to Torres' previous creator-owned works to Tim Levins' greatest artistic inspiration, Mike Wieiringo.

Ross talks JSA, Kingdom Come & Project Superpowers

Thu, August 28th, 2008 | Category: Comic Books

Alex Ross talks to CBR about the thematic similarities between "Kingdom Come" and "Project Superpowers," as well as his first solo writing gig on "JSA Kingdom Come Special: Superman."

FAN EXPO: Talking with Brian Bolland

Wed, August 27th, 2008 | Category: Comic Books

“The Killing Joke” artist extraordinaire Brian Bolland spins for us his worst convention experience, explains why he’s draws in digital, and reveals his next projects, including new Animal Man and Zatanna titles.

FAN EXPO: Smallville

Mon, August 25th, 2008 | Category: TV/Film

Outgoing "Smaillville" stars Michael Rosenbaum and Laura Vandervoort met with fans in Toronto to talk their future, the end of Kara's story, the show’s past, Gene Hackman, and why Tom Welling is a super prankster.


Mon, August 25th, 2008 | Category: Comic Books

C.B. Cebulski's Marvel Q&A session with Dan Slott and Matt Fraction yielded word of the sequel to “Marvels,” talk of Canadian-exclusive comics, what could have happened to Gwen Stacy, and a rundown of creators' dream events.

FAN EXPO: Marvel Eyes a "Marvels" Sequel

Sun, August 24th, 2008 | Category: Comic Books

The “Eye of the Camera” follow up to the legendary Busiek and Ross mini finally gets a release date with art by Jay Anacleto. Executive Editor Tom Brevoort gave us details.

FAN EXPO: Pak and Panicia Talk "Hulk Family"

Sun, August 24th, 2008 | Category: Comic Books

Five stories, one mean green family " the inside scoop on the one-shot “Hulk Family” that ranges from the stone age Sakaar to the daughters of Bruce Banner. Pak and Paniccia give us the details.

FAN EXPO: Michelinie Talks "Iron Man: The End"

Sun, August 24th, 2008 | Category: Comic Books

The writer behind some of ‘Ol Shellhead’s most famed exploits, David Michelinie, explains why the upcoming Marvel one-shot "Iron Man: The End" will be he and Bob Layton’s final word on their run.

FAN EXPO: X-Men's Destiny Panel

Sat, August 23rd, 2008 | Category: Comic Books

New series featuring Emperor Vulcan, Weapon X and Spider-Man are announced as well as talk of the future of "Uncanny X-Men" as Friday night wrapped in Toronto. at Fan Expo.