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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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?

Joss Whedon: Twilight, Buffy & Beyond, Part I

Tue, January 12th, 2010 | Category: Comic Books

The creator of Buffy the Vampire Slayer weighs in on the unscheduled revelation that shocked fans, hints at what's in store for issue #31 and sets the record straight on his series' connection to IDW's "Angel."

The "Spider-Man" Franchise: What's Next?

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

After yesterday's game-changing shift saw Sam Raimi and Tobey Maguire leave the fabled superhero franchise, CBR divined the definite facts and possible futures surrounding how teen Spider-Man will swing into his next film.

"Spider-Man 4" No More

Mon, January 11th, 2010 | Category: TV, Film

UPDATE: Sony releases official word Reports are in that director Sam Raimi and star Tobey Maguire have parted with the multi-million dollar movie franchise in order for Sony to move forward with a reboot set to hit in summer 2012

The Buffy/Angel Continuity Conundrum

Mon, January 11th, 2010 | Category: Comic Books

"Angel" writer Bill Willingham responds to last week's big Twilight-related news insofar as it relates to his current work on the vampire hero's ongoing IDW series, as does "Buffy" editor Scott Allie.

Behind Buffy's Twilight Reveal

Fri, January 8th, 2010 | Category: Comic Books

The mask has been pulled off the Big Bad of "Buffy Season 8," but as editor Scott Allie explained exclusively to CBR, there's much, much more to Angel's story than a black mask and a sinister plan.

"Kick-Ass" To Debut At SXSW Film Festival

Wed, January 6th, 2010 | Category: TV, Film

The adaptation of Mark Millar and John Romita Jr.'s violent superhero satire finds its premier date as part of the iconic Austin, Texas media festival South By Southwest

Millar Makes No "Nemesis" of DC

Wed, January 6th, 2010 | Category: Comic Books

Though the early promotion of Mark Millar and Steve McNiven's new series made mention of an iconic hero, the best-selling writer explained to CBR News that no legal action is affecting the March release of Icon's "Nemesis."

EXCLUSIVE: David Finch Signs with DC Comics

Tue, January 5th, 2010 | Category: Comic Books

The superstar artist behind hits from "Ultimatum" to "Moon Knight" moves to the DCU on a full time basis and spoke exclusively with CBR about his love for the Justice League, Geoff Johns' writing and more!

Catch Up With CBR's Best 100 Comics of '09!

Mon, January 4th, 2010 | Category: Comic Books

2009 may be over, but plenty of great comics from the past 12 months deserve one last victory lap, from the best of the superhero and genre serials to the art comics world's great graphic novels to the finest webcomics and more.

Spidey & MJ's Final Fate Revealed?

Fri, January 1st, 2010 | Category: Comic Books

Marvel's final "Year of Spider-Man" teaser image puts the controversy over Peter Parker and Mary Jane Watson's missing marriage front and center for an as yet unnamed story line for 2010