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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Women Warriors, TV Superheroes & Hollywood's Big Guns: SDCC Sat & Sun Programming

Mon, July 11th, 2016 | Category: Comic Books

The biggest movies from Marvel, Warner Bros. and more team up with comics content celebrating amazing women on the page and off.

New Deadshot & Harley Quinn Photo Highlights High Res "Suicide Squad" Images

Mon, July 11th, 2016 | Category: Film

Our biggest, clearest look yet inside the villain-fueled DC Films release before it arrives in theaters with a bang.

LOOK: Michael Turner's "Harley Quinn" DC Rebirth Variants

Mon, July 11th, 2016 | Category: Comic Books

The late artist's sketchbook provides the basis for a trio of images celebrating the pistol-packing clown's Rebirth return.

New Iron Man Riri Williams Prompts Wave of "Invincible" Marvel Sellouts

Mon, July 11th, 2016 | Category: Comic Books

The most recent issues of Brian Bendis and Mike Deodato's series will receive Riri-focused reprints.

Iron Giants, Little Ponies, Walking Dead & More: SDCC Friday Programming Highlights

Fri, July 8th, 2016 | Category: Comic Books

Some of the biggest franchises in pop culture take over San Diego Friday, accompanied by amazing comics programming.

Genndy Tartakovsky's "CAGE!" To Be Released (Finally!) by Marvel Comics

Fri, July 8th, 2016 | Category: Comic Books

The long-delayed series from the creator of "Samurai Jack" and "Dexter's Laboratory" will see print after an 8-year wait.

EXCLUSIVE: DC Teams Up Toy Titans For "He-Man/Thundercats"

Fri, July 8th, 2016 | Category: Comic Books

The hero of Eternia clashes with Lion-O and company in a crossover series straight out of the '80s.

WATCH: "Man of Steel" & "Batman v Superman" Combine For Epic Battle of Metropolis

Fri, July 8th, 2016 | Category: Film

Ben Affleck and Henry Cavill watch the world fall apart in a merging of two Zack Snyder films.

Heroic Events, Historic Indies & Heavy Metal Collide: SDCC Thursday Programming Highlights

Thu, July 7th, 2016 | Category: Comic Books

Everything in comics from "Love & Rockets" to DC Rebirth and beyond hits in the first day of Comic-Con with plenty of Hollywood action.

ComiXology Reveals SDCC Programming & Revives Creator Trading Cards

Thu, July 7th, 2016 | Category: Comic Books

Advice for start-up creators goes hand-in-hand with an old-school celebration of top comics talent in San Diego.

Cosmic Dogs, Ducks & Monkeys Hit San Diego In Marvel Legends "Collector's Vault" Exclusive

Thu, July 7th, 2016 | Category: Comic Books

Weird creatures and artifacts from Marvel's cosmic corner highlight Hasbro's latest action figure assortment.

Abnett & Walker Talk "Aquaman: Rebirth's" 'Endless' World, an Integrated DCU

Tue, June 14th, 2016 | Category: Comic Books

With villains old and new and a slew of longterm plans, Dan Abnett and Brad Walker tell CBR how Aquaman is primed to become a force in the DCU.

Meltzer Opens His "House of Secrets," Reflects On "Identity Crisis" In DC Comics' Rebirth Era

Thu, June 9th, 2016 | Category: Comic Books

Best-selling novelist Brad Meltzer drops comics references in his new novel, as he explores his own nerd legacy.

Mark Millar Introduces A New Generation of Creators With "Millarworld Annual"

Mon, June 6th, 2016 | Category: Comic Books

The writer's creations, from "Kick-Ass" to "American Jesus," get turned over to new creators for a new, annual anthology.

Casey & Burnham Say "Officer Downe" Film Unleashes the Comic's Depth & Violence

Wed, June 1st, 2016 | Category: Comic Books, Film

Joe Casey & Chris Burnham explain how the team behind "Crank" allowed them the creative freedom to make a fully independent comic book film.

"Scooby Apocalypse" Doesn't Make Scooby-Doo Grim & Gritty, Promise Giffen, DeMatteis & Porter

Thu, May 26th, 2016 | Category: Comic Books

DC's "Scooby Apocalypse" comic team tells CBR their their apocalyptic take on the Mystery Incorporated gang isn't as dark as fans might expect.

"Gotham" Recap: The Arkham Asylum Bomb Underwhelms

Mon, May 23rd, 2016 | Category: TV

Befitting the run of episodes that came before it, "Gotham's" finale is mostly predictable with a few crazy moments pushed in to carry the weight.

"Gotham" Unleashes An Army of Mutants With One Surprising Face In Season Finale

Mon, May 23rd, 2016 | Category: TV

True supervillains have arrived but their leader may be the most bizarre character yet seen on the Fox Batman drama.

Rucka, Sharp & Scott Aim To Make Rebirth's "Wonder Woman" Accessible & Fantastic

Mon, May 23rd, 2016 | Category: Comic Books

Greg Rucka, Liam Sharpe and Nicola Scott discuss the dueling stories of Diana's "Year One," and her modern struggle with the gods.

NYCC Announces That 2016 Will Mark Stan Lee's Last Appearance At The Show

Wed, May 18th, 2016 | Category: Comic Books

The Marvel Comics legend is cutting down on his convention schedule in the future.