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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"Smallville" Royalties Fight Heats Up

Tue, June 1st, 2010 | Category: TV, Film

After the series original producers filed a breach of contract complaint to earn more profits from the CW network anchor, Warner Brothers blasts back with an argument set to cut their former partners out via legalese.


Mon, May 31st, 2010 | Category: Comic Books

With the Red Hulk's identity revealed and his origin about to be told, the character's co-creator Ed McGuinness looks back on the Hulk run he never thought he'd have and what it takes to make a smashing new design.


Fri, May 28th, 2010 | Category: Comic Books

The writer behind "Streets of Gotham" and "Gotham City Sirens" swing by CBR's ongoing Bat-Column to explain what it takes to dig into villains like Hush, what hidden past will haunt Batman's future and how Poison Ivy will grow this summer.

R.I.P. Stephen Perry

Fri, May 28th, 2010 | Category: Comic Books

After a battle with cancer and a spotlight provided by the HERO Initiative, the former comic book and animation writer met a sudden tragic end as friends and colleagues move to keep his memory alive with fans.

Green Lantern Earns Animated Series

Thu, May 27th, 2010 | Category: TV, Film

With the Ryan Reynolds film well underway, Warner Brothers and Cartoon Network are planning on a full scale Hal Jordan blitz with a new animated series set to follow the big screen movie's lead.

The Flash Races Towards Theaters

Thu, May 27th, 2010 | Category: TV, Film

A Warner Brothers executive is talking up Barry Allen as the next big DC film, but will he beat Aquaman to the screen and will Geoff Johns be at the starting line when it comes time to script?

Breaking Hughie From "The Boys"

Thu, May 27th, 2010 | Category: Comic Books

As the superhero satire enters its next major story phase, creator and writer of "The Boys" Garth Ennis explains why all of his characters are being brought low including the miniseries bound Wee Hughie.

FROM THE EDITOR'S DESK: Hassler on "Twilight"

Wed, May 26th, 2010 | Category: Comic Books

With the comic version of Stephanie Meyers' vampire saga a sales hit, we spoke with Yen's Kurt Hassler about the state of manga, challenges of pleasing Twihards and the book's lettering debate.

Weisman Founds A "Mecha-Nation"

Tue, May 25th, 2010 | Category: Comic Books

The writer behind animated hits "Gargoyles" and "Spectacular Spider-Man," Greg Weisman teams up with his former TV partners for an all-ages blast of high school superhero action from Ape Entertainment's KiZoic label.

Ellison Gets In "The Spirit"

Fri, May 21st, 2010 | Category: Comic Books

With a brand-new tale starring Denny Colt and drawn by Kyle Baker to his credit, the legendary Harlan Ellison remembers his connection to The Spirit, his friendship with Will Eisner and the Spirit movie that never was.

TO HELLBOY AND BACK: Uncovering Sir Edward

Thu, May 20th, 2010 | Category: Comic Books

Mike Mignola spoke to CBR about why and how the Victorian occult detective must fit into Hellboy's world in the past and future and shared exclusive sketch material from artist Ben Stenbeck.

THE BAT SIGNAL: Chris Sprouse

Wed, May 19th, 2010 | Category: Comic Books

The artist behind the all-caveman Batman adventure that kicks off "The Return of Bruce Wayne" opens up about his early Batman gigs, his personal criticisms of his own work and returning at last to "Tom Strong."

DC Closes Doors On CMX Manga

Tue, May 18th, 2010 | Category: Comic Books

After nearly six years, DC Comics efforts in manga publishign will close in July as CMX is the latest victim of the shrinking manga market, and CBR has official word from co-publishers Dan Didio and Jim Lee.

Layman Hits The Bullseye In "Shadowland"

Mon, May 17th, 2010 | Category: Comic Books

The fate of Daredevil's greatest foe comes to light in the August-shipping "Shadowland: Bullseye" one-shot, but the exact role of the former Dark Avenger remains obscured under a veil of secrecy and punching.

Hexed: John Gallagher, Jr. & Will Arnett

Sat, May 15th, 2010 | Category: TV, Film

The star of Broadway's current hit Green Day musical "American Idiot" and the "Arrested Development" funnyman enlist as Union army officers out for modern justice in June's "Jonah Hex" movie.

THE GREEN ZONE: Red Hulk Revelations

Fri, May 14th, 2010 | Category: Comic Books

Jeph Loeb and Greg Pak are back in THE GREEN ZONE to tell the story behind the story of the Red Hulk, including how they pulled off the super secret mission of keeping the character's identity safe this long.

EXCLUSIVE: Mignola & Corben Double Up On "Hellboy"

Fri, May 14th, 2010 | Category: Comic Books

The creators behind "The Crooked Man" & "Hellboy in Mexico" announce the horror-themed one-shot "Hellboy: Double Feature of Evil" featuring two tales from the paranormal detective's past.

Hexed: John Malkovich

Fri, May 14th, 2010 | Category: TV, Film

As Quentin Turnbull, the Southern rebel villain of "Jonah Hex," the acclaimed actor discusses his origins with the picture, his collaboration on set and the driving factors of his comic book villainy.

Warner Brothers Sues "Superman" Lawyer

Fri, May 14th, 2010 | Category: Comic Books

The entertainment giant files suit against Mark Toberoff, the lawyer who's been representing the heirs of Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster, in a bid to keep the rights to Superman

Lemire Flies With "Superboy"

Fri, May 14th, 2010 | Category: Comic Books

DC's Teen of Steel is headed back to having his own ongoing series with the award-winning creator of "Essex County" along with artist Pier Gallo kicking things off in August's issue of "Action Comics."