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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"Red" Rounds Out Golden Globe Noms

Tue, December 14th, 2010 | Category: TV, Film

The Warren Ellis and Cully Hamner WildStorm adaptation earns a nod in the "Best Motion Picture: Comedy Or Musical" and will go up against such films as "The Kids Are All Right" and "Burlesque."

CONFIRMED: Jon Favreau Passes On "Iron Man 3"

Tue, December 14th, 2010 | Category: TV, Film

Reports are coming that "Iron Man" & "Iron Man 2" director Jon Favreau will not return for a third adventure of Marvel's Armored Avenger, leaving the post-"Avengers" shape of the film Marvel U in the air. UPDATED with confirmation.

Millar Talks Kapows! Big Picture

Tue, December 14th, 2010 | Category: Comic Books

With a first wave of guests, events and special announcements under its belt, Mark Millar unveils his personal plan for recruiting new "CLiNT" talent at Kapow!, his inaugural London convention.

BEHIND BUFFY SEASON 8: "Last Gleaming"

Fri, December 10th, 2010 | Category: Comic Books

As Twilight falls on Dark Horse's "Buffy: Season 8," co-writer Scott Allie and artist Georges Jeanty tackle the shocking events of the penultimate issue #39 including the death of a major character and plans for "Season 9."

"Spider-Man" Finds New Flash Thompson

Fri, December 10th, 2010 | Category: TV, Film

"Hannah Montanna" actor Chris Zylka has officially been confirmed as playing Peter Parker's high school bully and Spider-Man's biggest supporter as Flash Thompson comes to the Sony reboot.


Thu, December 9th, 2010 | Category: Comic Books

Film director and comic fan Kevin Smith swings by THE BAT SIGNAL to look inside "The Widening Gyre," from its shocking Volume 1 finish to the controversy over Batman's bladder problems and a hint at what comes next.

Phoenix Lands In "Age of X"

Wed, December 8th, 2010 | Category: Comic Books

Eagle-eyed readers from the CBR Forums have uncovered the latest clue to Marvel's incoming alternate reality story from writer Mike Carey: the inclusion of the long lost heroine Phoenix in the proceedings.

Spider-Man's Parents Headed To Screen

Fri, December 3rd, 2010 | Category: TV, Film

News is out that Peter Parker's rarely seen parents Richard and Mary will make an appearance in director Marc Webb's upcoming "Spider-Man" film relaunch along with a married pair of villains, however more details remain scarce.

"Dredd" Movie Panel From 2000AD To Kapow! Con

Fri, December 3rd, 2010 | Category: TV, Film

CBR has the EXCLUSIVE news that "Dredd" producer Andrew MacDonald is headed to Mark Millar's April Kapow! Comic Con in London with a first look at the Karl Urban-starring relaunch of the famed 2000AD property on film.

Meltzer Gets "Decoded"

Thu, December 2nd, 2010 | Category: TV, Film

Novelist and award-winning comic scribe Brad Meltzer takes the biggest mysteries from his notes and spins them into a new History Channel series uncovering secrets from the White House to the grave of John Wilkes Booth.

Nolan Says Batman Run Ends With "Rises"

Wed, December 1st, 2010 | Category: TV, Film

Though still in pre-production, the incoming "Dark Knight Rises" feature will be Christopher Nolan's final Batman movie chapter as he preps an "Inception" video game.

Bringing The "T.H.U.N.D.E.R." Agents"

Tue, November 30th, 2010 | Category: Comic Books

Writer Nick Spencer takes CBR News on a tour of how he brought cult classic superheroes the T.H.U.N.D.E.R. Agents back to life from his impending death take on the team concept to the sci-fi twists that link solo super stories.

Millar & Gibbons Team For Mystery Comic

Mon, November 29th, 2010 | Category: Comic Books

Two of the creators of "Kick-Ass" and "Watchmen" will team up in 2011 for a new comic series that Mark Millar has been hoping for since his teenage years, but the specifics will have to wait until the publicity prime of Kapow! Comic Con.

Millar Talks Kapow! Comic Con

Mon, November 29th, 2010 | Category: Comic Books

"Kick-Ass"and "Wanted" writer Mark Millar opened up to CBR News about his inaugural London comic convention, from a guest list boasting Frank Quitely and Dave Gibbons to his Hollywood plans and the Stan Lee Awards.

Kevin Smith's Green Hornet Goodbye

Wed, November 24th, 2010 | Category: Comic Books

With the final chapter of his movie sceenplay turned comic on stands today, director Kevin Smith tells CBR how the story came to the page, how he did more than he ever expected and that he may return for seconds.

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.