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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Select Feb 3 Marvel Titles Damaged In Transit

Thu, January 28th, 2010 | Category: Comic Books

Diamond Comic Distributors have reached out to retailers serviced by their Plattsburgh, NY Distribution Center to inform them a select quantity of Marvel Comics series on sale next week have been damaged in transit.

The iPad And Comics: What's Next?

Wed, January 27th, 2010 | Category: Comic Books

We have the most extensive analysis of the impact Apple's iPad will have on the burgeoning mobile comics space with Marvel, IDW and the biggest names in mobile comics sales speaking on how iPad comics change the game.

Guggenheim "Resurrects" The Black Hood

Wed, January 27th, 2010 | Category: Comic Books

Writer Marc Guggenheim steps into DC's "The Web" to recreate the famed Red Circle vigilante The Black Hood. Meanwhile, he's also introducing President Clinton into the cast of his Oni sci-fi series "Resurrection."

Marvel's Heroic Age Starts With "Avengers"

Wed, January 27th, 2010 | Category: Comic Books

The publisher's post-Siege plans kick off with a reignited series for their biggest franchise featuring Captain America, Iron Man and Thor at the helm and Brian Michael Bendis in the writer's seat delivering stories filled with optimism.

Wallace Takes "Titans" Down A Dark Path

Mon, January 25th, 2010 | Category: Comic Books

With Deathstroke set to lead an all-villain team, the new writer of DC's former graduated sidekick series draws up his battle plan for a book full of devious villains while explaining how history weighs heavy in their lives.

Alex Ross Makes "Green Hornet" Super

Fri, January 22nd, 2010 | Category: Comic Books

The acclaimed painter gives his mission statement on how designing Kevin Smith's new Dynamite take on "Green Hornet" means fitting the legacy of the hero while pushing the radio icon into new superheroic heights.

Chris Staros Talks Capital, Hollywood & More

Fri, January 22nd, 2010 | Category: Comic Books

After the infusion of investment capital to indie comics mainstay Top Shelf Productions, the publisher goes deep into what future film and new media possibilities may be at hand and previews their 2010 comics slate.

THE GREEN ZONE: Hulking Editorial

Thu, January 21st, 2010 | Category: Comic Books

Mark Paniccia and Nate Cosby, the editors behind "Fall of the Hulks," stop in for a rundown of what it takes to keep the event smashing chapter after chapter along with a tease on what the future holds for Betty Ross and company.

AMC Approves "Walking Dead" Pilot

Wed, January 20th, 2010 | Category: TV, Film

The adaptation of Robert Kirkman's ongoing Image zombie series "The Walking Dead" under the supervision of director Frank Darabont is one of two pilots that were announced as being greenlit today by the cable network.

Kevin Smith Redirects "Green Hornet"

Wed, January 20th, 2010 | Category: Comic Books

The fan favorite director and occasional comics writer opens up to CBR about how his lost movie screenplay came back as a Dynamite Entertainment comic, how Green Hornet is like Boba Fett and the finer points of a female Kato.

Spidey 4 Director Found

Tue, January 19th, 2010 | Category: TV, Film

UPDATED: Only days after Raimi and Maguire walked from the biggest superhero movie franchise of the decade, "(500) Days of Summer" director Marc Webb has signed a deal for his own Spider-Man film with Sony Pictures

"Smallville" and Johns' JSA Shapes Up

Tue, January 19th, 2010 | Category: TV, Film

A new teaser for the Justice Society-centric episode of the fan favorite drama reveals more teases of the teams legacy including a peek at Hawkgirl, the Golden Age Green Lantern and the entire JSA in portrait form.

Making Sense Of Marvel's Ring Swap Promo

Tue, January 19th, 2010 | Category: Comic Books

Though the publisher's "trade 50 DC Comics covers for a Deadpool variant" gimmick has gotten creators, editors and retailers talking, the question remains whether the promotion has much of an effect beyond making noise

EXCLUSIVE: "Her-Oes" Hit Marvel

Mon, January 18th, 2010 | Category: Comic Books

The female members of the Avengers get a high school makeover courtesy of Grace Randolph and Craig Rosseau with teenage Janet Van Dyne and Jenny Walters teaming to face adolescent drama and superhero action.

Will Mark Strong Play Sinestro?

Fri, January 15th, 2010 | Category: TV, Film

The director of the upcoming "Green Lantern" film confirms that the actor behind "Sherlock Holmes" Lord Blackwell is in talks to play the mustachioed ring-slinger as well as the appearance several classic GLs in the movie

Joss Whedon Says Goodbye To "Dollhouse"

Fri, January 15th, 2010 | Category: Comic Books

With only two episodes of the Fox science fiction show left to air, the series creator gave CBR a brief post-mortem on what went right and wrong and addresses the idea of "Dollhouse" comics

Wacker Pieces Together Spidey in 2010

Thu, January 14th, 2010 | Category: Comic Books

The editor behind "Amazing Spider-Man," Steve Wacker shared the secrets teased at in Pasqual Ferry's puzzling image, from the secret schemes of Spider-hunting villains to a wedding-ready MJ and what exactly is up with that baby...

Joss Whedon: Twilight, Buffy & Beyond, Part II

Wed, January 13th, 2010 | Category: Comic Books

With Twilight's identity out of the bag and into the hands of fans, the creator of Buffy and Angel revealed to CBR what it all means for the impending season finale before teasing at what's in store for "Buffy Season 9."

Final "Ultimate X" Teaser Smashes Online

Wed, January 13th, 2010 | Category: Comic Books

The full lineup for the new Ultimate Comics series by Jeph Loeb and Art Adams is revealed, featuring a look at some characters who may be familiar mutants or even new faces, as well as one Hulking hero

Peter Sarsgaard Battles "Green Lantern"

Tue, January 12th, 2010 | Category: TV, Film

The actor has been cast as Hector Hammond, the very first villain in Warner Brothers and Martin Campbell's big screen adaptation of the DC Comics superhero...but can Sinestro be far behind?