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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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.

Phil Hester's Monthly Reign of "Terror"

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

Acclaimed writer, Phil Hester, takes control of the 'Project Superpowers' flagship hero and continues the character's adventures as "Black Terror" goes monthly, bringing new heroes and big villains along for the ride.

Buck Rogers Flies Solo

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

A special done-in-one issue of Dynamiite's new "Buck Rogers" series blasts off to bring aboard new fans while classic villains, twisted timelines and antagonistic romance waits in the wings, explains writer Scott Beatty.

The New October Convention Season

Tue, September 15th, 2009 | Category: Comic Books

Competing U.S. shows on both coasts and the impending return of New York Comic Con in 2010 mean the fall is heating up for the convention circuit, and CBR News looks into what each show offers and what it all means for the future.

Sylvain White Still Traveling Towards "Ronin"

Mon, September 14th, 2009 | Category: TV/Film

Despite the waves caused by the formation of DC Entertainment, director Sylvain White confirms for CBR News that Frank Miller's "Ronin" is still coming to the big screen - just not panel for panel.

Ennis & Robertson: The Boys Are Back

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

The co-creators of Dynamite's mature readers hit, "The Boys," come back to the series full time to tell the heavily anticipated origins of their anti-super superteam, starting with a spotlight on Mother's Milk in issue #35.

Industry Reacts to Levitz, DC Entertainment

Wed, September 9th, 2009 | Category: Comic Books

Creators from Marv Wolfman to Keith Giffen and beyond give CBR their first response to the news that Paul Levitz will step down as DC Comics' Publisher and what DC Entertainment could mean for the company's future.

David Liss' Daring Marvel Mysteries

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

Already atop the novel charts for his historical thrillers, David Liss tackles the Golden Age of the Marvel Universe in "Daring Mystery Comics 70th Anniversary Special," expanding on the story of one of The Twelve's core heroes.

Jerwa & Murray Jump Through Dynamite's "Stargate"

Wed, September 2nd, 2009 | Category: Comic Books

With three new ongoing series based on the long-running sci-fi franchise, incoming writers Brandon Jerwa and Doug Murray take CBR inside "Stargate" #0 and beyond to "SG-1" and "Atlantis" territory.

Giving Spider-Woman the Motion

Fri, August 28th, 2009 | Category: Comic Books

Motherland Animation Creative Director Lance Sells talks to CBR News about the process by which his company made the popular "Spider-Woman: Agent of S.W.O.R.D." motion comic and discusses the future of the format.