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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Unpacking The Battle To Play Hulk

Mon, July 12th, 2010 | Category: TV, Film

After a war of words broke out across the internet this weekend, one key piece of the upcoming Avengers film is up in the air, and SPINOFF ONLINE has the blow-by-blow details over who will play the Hulk.

R.I.P. Harvey Pekar

Mon, July 12th, 2010 | Category: Comic Books

The acclaimed creator of "American Splendor" has passed away at 70, leaving behind an unparalleled body of work and a legacy as one of modern comics most unlikely advocates in the mainstream.

Ross Recruits Busiek For "Kirby: Genesis"

Mon, July 12th, 2010 | Category: Comic Books

At the fore of Dynamite Entertainment's relaunch of Jack Kirby's personal projects will be the team that helped redefine Marvel Comics history in the '90s - Alex Ross and Kurt Busiek. Ross gave us the early details.

FIRST LOOK: "Turok, Son of Stone"

Fri, July 9th, 2010 | Category: Comic Books

Dark Horse Comics has provided CBR with an exclusive First Look at Jim Shooter's next Gold Key project, "Turok, Son of Stone," featuring art by Eduardo Francisco and a cover by Raymond Swanland.

"X-Men: First Class" Finds Beast And Banshee?

Thu, July 8th, 2010 | Category: TV, Film

Reports are in that British actor Nicholas Hoult has been tapped to play a hairless Hank "The Beast" McCoy while Caleb Landry Jones will be Banshee in director Matthew Vaughn's upcoming X-Men prequel film.

Lex Luthor Faces Death

Thu, July 8th, 2010 | Category: Comic Books

With Neil Gaiman's blessing, writer Paul Cornell is bringing Death of The Endless into his run on "Action Comics" and he spoke to CBR about how the crossover came about and what it means for his villain-centric run. Launches On Windows, Invites Ex-Zuda Creators

Thu, July 8th, 2010 | Category: Comic Books

The desktop and mobile comics startup today launched an App based in Windows 7, and CEO Micah Baldwin told CBR how he wants to expand the market while inviting displaced Zuda creators along.

Jeph Loeb Talks Marvel TV

Fri, July 2nd, 2010 | Category: TV, Film

One week into his new position as the head of Marvel TV, and the writer behind Marvel hits like "The Hulk"is deep in the work of finding Marvel's first small screen show, asking fans to help his hunt.

Getting To Know Andrew Garfield

Fri, July 2nd, 2010 | Category: TV, Film

Set to swing as a teenaged Peter Parker, 27 year old Andrew Garfield is officially the face of Columbia's "Spider-Man" franchise and CBR News has video from the actor's first Spidey promotional appearance.

Radical Teams With Sam Worthington

Wed, June 30th, 2010 | Category: Comic Books

The star of "Avatar" and "Terminator Salvation" is headed into the Hollywood comics realm as he partners with Radical Publishing and David Lapham for a graphic novel and film to be "Damaged."

JMS Recreates "Wonder Woman"

Tue, June 29th, 2010 | Category: Comic Books

Debuting Wednesday in her milestone 600th issue, Wonder Woman gets a new Jim Lee-designed costume, a new mission and a new world in the reality-altering storyline which writer J. Michael Straczynski tells CBR about in detail.

Paul Cornell: Ready For "Action"

Tue, June 29th, 2010 | Category: Comic Books

With Paul Cornell's first comic as a DC exclusive creator ready to hit stores, the writer known for his takes on British superheroes explains how he'll make America's longest-running comic book a supervillain punch-up.

Alice Eve Is Emma Frost

Mon, June 28th, 2010 | Category: TV, Film

The casting for "X-Men: First Class" heats up as the "She's Out Of My League" starlet signs on to play the diamond-skinned mutant in the franchise relaunched headed by Matthew Vaughn.

Alex Ross: On Invaders & Phantoms

Fri, June 25th, 2010 | Category: Comic Books

Superstar creator Alex Ross explained his revitalization of a pair of Golden Age icons for modern audiences, and CBR has an exclusive first look at both the original Marvel superteam and the Ghost Who Walks.

Winick Humors "Power Girl"

Fri, June 25th, 2010 | Category: Comic Books

With his first issue on stands now, Judd Winick explained to CBR how a mix of humor, action and pathos is the key to establishing Karen Starr as her own heroine with her own unique voice and villains in "Power Girl."

Quinto & McMillian Get "Lucid"

Fri, June 25th, 2010 | Category: Comic Books

In the first comics project from his Before The Door Pictures for Archaia, "Heroes" star Zachary Quinto enlists "True Blood" actor Michael McMillian for a spy-fi magic tale set in an alternate version of America.

THE BAT SIGNAL: Adam Beechen

Thu, June 24th, 2010 | Category: Comic Books

Adam Beechen, the writer behind DC's in-universe relaunch of "Batman Beyond," explains his history with the Dark Knight, from comics to cartoons and how the two play off each other, from Terry McGinnis to Zur-En-Arrh.

"Generation Lost" #4 & 5 To Be Returnable

Wed, June 23rd, 2010 | Category: Comic Books

In response to their surprise day-and-date plans for their digital comics move, DC Comics has let retailers know that the already ordered copies of the bi-weekly "Justice League" series affected will be returnable.

JMS Enlists America For "Superman: Grounded"

Wed, June 23rd, 2010 | Category: Comic Books

As part of his new arc on DC's eponymous Superman title, all-star writer J. Michael Straczynski told us his plan for fans to write in and see their town included in the story where Superman walks across America.

Lee And Rood Talk DC Digital

Wed, June 23rd, 2010 | Category: Comic Books

With an ambitious rollout for DC Comics content on computers, iPads, PSPs and more starting today, DC's digital leaders Jim Lee and John Rood talk to CBR about creator royalties, retailer inclusion and content choices.