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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Discovering Paul Dini's "Tower Prep"

Tue, November 23rd, 2010 | Category: TV, Film

Fan favorite comic and TV writer Paul Dini welcomes the writing staff of his Cartoon Network series "Tower Prep" to CBR to discuss the teen drama where "X-Files" style creepiness meets mystery mythology.

Kinney Remains "Wimpy"

Tue, November 23rd, 2010 | Category: Comic Books

With the fifth volume of his "Diary of A Wimpy Kid" series high on the sales charts, Jeff Kinney muses on keeping his comics smart and juggling Hollywood's needs while his characters face "The Ugly Truth" of puberty.

Comic-Con Again Closes Registration

Mon, November 22nd, 2010 | Category: Comic Books

Computer issues are again at the heart of an indefinite delay in ticket sales for the 2011 edition of Comic-Con International in San Diego as David Glanzer explains to CBR News.

THE BAT SIGNAL: Tony Daniel & David Finch

Thu, November 18th, 2010 | Category: Comic Books

With a pair of Dark Knights suiting up for the all-new "Batman Inc." era, CBR's THE BAT SIGNAL shines on the two writer-artists charting solo adventures for Bruce Wayne and Dick Grayson, Tony Daniel and David Finch.

Warners, Nolan And Snyder Search For Superman

Thu, November 18th, 2010 | Category: TV, Film

Relaunch producers Christopher Nolan & David Goyer along with director Zack Snyder are ramping up their search for the next Superman with an eye towards a no-name actor.

Leary Joins Spidey Cast As Capt. Stacey

Thu, November 18th, 2010 | Category: TV, Film

The chain-smoking comedian turned acclaimed cable actor is in final talks to sign on as Gwen Stacey's Spider-Man supporting police captain in director Marc Webb's upcoming wall-crawler reboot.

Netter Kickstarts Comics

Wed, November 17th, 2010 | Category: Comic Books

The producer behind "Wanted" and "Painkiller Jane," Jason Netter spoke with CBR about his newly launched comics label and its initial titles, making comics over making movies and selling graphic novels in Walmart.

"Cowboys & Aliens" Ramps Up Amid Screenplay Disputes

Mon, November 15th, 2010 | Category: TV, Film

The first full poster for Jon Favreau's "Iron Man" follow up hits in advance of the first trailer, all the while a legal battle is heating up over the screenplay history of the Platinum Studios comic adaptation "Cowboys & Aliens"

Wolfman, Bedard, Benes Launch "DCUO Legends"

Mon, November 15th, 2010 | Category: Comic Books

The biweekly comic tie-in for Sony's "DC Universe Online" finds a creative team in writers Marv Wolfman and Tony Bedard spinning a story with Ed Benes covers and Howard Porter and Adriana Melo interiors.

Giving Aid To Aidan

Thu, November 11th, 2010 | Category: Comic Books

At five years old, Aidan Reed is a horror movie hound, a Marvel fan, a budding artist and is getting closer to adding Leukemia survivor to his impressive resumé all while sale of his art has helped spread his story

DC Launches Digital Store

Wed, November 10th, 2010 | Category: Comic Books

Located on the publisher's homepage, the new online store for DC Comics will offer desktop digital product and work with previously released platforms like their iPad app, explains Jim Lee, with "Dark Knight Returns" and others in the mix.

BEHIND BUFFY SEASON 8: Jeanty's Twilight Time

Mon, November 8th, 2010 | Category: Comic Books

As the hit series races towards its conclusion, CBR's ongoing look "Behind Buffy Season 8" welcomes ongoing artist Georges Jeanty to discuss issue #38 including how he makes monsters and actors come alive.

"Walking Dead" Earns High Ratings, Second Season

Mon, November 8th, 2010 | Category: TV, Film

Riding a wave of buzz from its U.S. debut, the AMC adaptation of Robert Kirkman and company's Image comic broke records for international audiences and has already been given a 13-episode second season.

"Batman Live" Show Signaled For U.K., U.S.

Mon, November 8th, 2010 | Category: Comic Books

DC Entertainment has partnered with the theatrical company behind the "Walking With Dinosaurs" tour for a touring Batman live show featuring the dynamic duo and a host of the Dark Knight's rogues gallery.

Roberson Eats Away At "iZombie"

Mon, November 8th, 2010 | Category: Comic Books

Chris Roberson dug into the undead fun of his Vertigo title, explaining why "iZombie" is the perfect book for Mike Allred, how his longterm plan is shaping up and what surprise guests will appear along the journey.

Will Sally Field Be Aunt May?

Fri, November 5th, 2010 | Category: TV, Film

The Academy Award-winner is the latest acclaimed name to be attached to the relaunch of Spider-Man in the trades as the vital role of Peter Parker's elderly aunt in the high school-era action story.

Martin Sheen Is Uncle Ben

Thu, November 4th, 2010 | Category: TV, Film

The veteran actor joins the cast of director Marc Webb's Spider-Man relaunch as the ill-fated uncle who sends Peter Parker on his path from high school nerd to web-slinging superhero.

Spencer Soars On "Supergirl"

Thu, November 4th, 2010 | Category: Comic Books

With a number of creator-owned hits already to his credit, writer Nick Spencer prepares to take his superhero work to the next level taking a turn on the Girl of Steel's series along with artist Bernard Chang.

DeFalco Strikes With Thunder

Thu, November 4th, 2010 | Category: Comic Books

After over a decade away, former Marvel E-i-C Tom DeFalco and his artistic partner in comics Ron Frenz return to the mainstream Marvel Universe and "Thunderstrike" with a new five-issue miniseries.

Legendary Comics Installs Schreck As E-i-C

Wed, November 3rd, 2010 | Category: Comic Books

A brand new graphic novel division of the Legendary Pictures banner will launch in 2011 with longime Editor Bob Schreck as E-i-C who is leaving IDW on good terms.