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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Ventimiglia, Holt & More Join Donald Glover On "Ultimate Spider-Man"

Fri, September 5th, 2014 | Category: TV/Film

The Disney show's upcoming "Spider-Verse" event tie-in will include a Noir, Spider-Girl and Spider-Ham variations on the hero.

"Guardians" Takes Labor Day Box Office To Become 2014's Highest Grossing Movie

Sun, August 31st, 2014 | Category: TV/Film

The Marvel Studios hit continues to prove a bright spot in a weak summer as Pierce Brosnan's "November Man" falters.

Michael Uslan Spends A Year Traveling With "Betty & Veronica"

Tue, August 26th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

Film producer and "Archie Marries" mastermind Michael Uslan sends Betty and Veronica around the world to shake up life in Riverdale.

UPDATED: Josh Trank's "FF" Twitter Conversation Revealed to be Hoax

Sun, August 24th, 2014 | Category: TV/Film

Tweets from someone claiming to be "Fantastic Four" director Josh Trank over the weekend have been revealed as fake, the account deleted.

CBR TV: Becky Cloonan on the Broad Appeal of "Gotham Academy"

Tue, August 19th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

Becky Cloonan spoke with CBR about writing for other artists, her Image series "Southern Cross" and the gateway drug that is "Gotham Academy."

Amell, Kreisberg & More on How "Arrow" Continues to Grow the DC Universe

Mon, August 18th, 2014 | Category: TV/Film

"Arrow" continues to expand the DC TV world with characters like Ray Palmer and Ra's Al Ghul joining the hit drama while testing its namesake hero and his allies.

SDCC: Spotlight On "Street Angel" Creator Jim Rugg

Fri, August 15th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

The design-heavy work of indie cartoonist Jim Rugg takes the stage from "Street Angel" to "Afrodisiac" to his next big project.

SDCC: Breaking Into Comics The Marvel Way

Wed, August 13th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

A lineup including Axel Alonso, Sam Humphries and Kris Anka explain what it takes not only to make a career in comics but also keep it going long term.

SDCC: Fans, Friends and Family Remember Bill Finger

Wed, August 13th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

Batman creators from Denny O'Neil to Michael Uslan joined biographer Marc Tyler Nobleman and the family of Bill Finger to celebrate the legendary writer.

Ed Brubaker On Horror, Jealousy And "Fatale's" Finale

Mon, August 11th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

Ed Brubaker discusses the lessons he learned from the horror noir "Fatale" before he and co-creator head to "The Fade Out."

Paramount Greenlights "Ninja Turtles 2" After $65 Million Weekend

Sun, August 10th, 2014 | Category: TV/Film

Michael Bay, the screenwriters and the cast of "Ninja Turtles" will return for another outing in 2016.

"Ninja Turtles" Exceeds Box Office Expectations On Way To $65 Million Weekend

Sat, August 9th, 2014 | Category: TV/Film

With over $25 million box office on Friday, "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles" is looking for success in the face of poor reviews.

Clancy Brown Joins "The Flash" Cast As DC Villain The General

Sat, August 9th, 2014 | Category: TV/Film

The hulking Justice League villain will get a go at Barry Allen this fall thanks to genre and comic acting veteran Clancy Brown.

Millar & Romita "Kick-Ass" Until The Very End

Fri, August 8th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

With their real-life superhero series complete, Mark Millar and John Romita, Jr. reflect on the legacy of Kick-Ass and Hit-Girl for comics, film and their careers.

SDCC: Gene Yang, Scott McCloud Discuss Race, Religion & Storytelling Structure

Wed, July 30th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

The conversation between two acclaimed cartoonists ranges from self-publishing to religion and through "The Shadow Hero" and "Boxers & Saints."

"The Flash" Finds Plastique In Kelly Frye

Wed, July 30th, 2014 | Category: TV/Film

The veteran of shows like "Rake" and "Body of Proof" will play the explosive supervillain on The CW's freshman drama.

SDCC: Batman's 75th Anniversary Panel

Sat, July 26th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

DC Comics caps off its Dark Knight celebration with Paul Dini, Bruce Timm, Jim Lee as they discuss the wide media legacy of Batman.

SDCC: Marvel Launches "Star Wars" Comics With Aaron, Cassaday, Waid and More

Sat, July 26th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

Marvel Comics announces three new titles set during George Lucas' "Star Wars" original trilogy.

SDCC: Cup O Joe with Quesada, Bendis, Slott and More

Sat, July 26th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

The senior staff of Marvel Comics takes the stage to announce their new Star Wars comics, answer fan questions and more in San Diego.

SDCC: "Arrow" Takes Aim At Comic-Con

Fri, July 25th, 2014 | Category: TV/Film

Stephen Amell and the cast join Marc Guggenheim and company to discuss "Arrow" Season 3 with teases of Ray Palmer, "Flash" crossovers and more.