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.

Holla.

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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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.

Raphael Rolls Out In New Action Footage From "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows"

Wed, May 18th, 2016 | Category: Film

New battles from highway brawls to skydiving pratfalls highlight the latest look at the mutant sequel.

Evidence Mounts For "Star Wars'" John Boyega To Join Marvel's "Black Panther"

Wed, May 18th, 2016 | Category: Film

Several factors indicate that the man who was Finn is at least talking to Marvel Studios about a part in the 2018 comic film.

Amell On An "Arrow"/"Supergirl" Crossover: "I Would Expect That We Would Do Something"

Wed, May 18th, 2016 | Category: TV

It didn't take long for the DC TV trailblazer to throw his support behind an incoming event on the CW.

LOOK: DC and MegaCon Bring Back Harley Quinn's First Comic With a Modern Variant Twist

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

Artist Jonboy Meyers cooks up a different take on the animated series story that launched Harley's comic career.

DC Comics & Renae De Liz Preparing Sequel To "The Legend of Wonder Woman"

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

The classically-influenced take on Wonder Woman's origin will continue her adventures further into man's world.

WATCH: Stephen Colbert Takes On Marvel Cinematic Universe's "Sausage Fest"

Wed, May 18th, 2016 | Category: Film

In the wake of "Iron Man 3's" gender-swapped villain, the late night host calls for more women in superhero cinema.

"Agents of SHIELD" Recap: Marvel's Series "Ascends" to its 4th Season

Tue, May 17th, 2016 | Category: TV

In a tense, tragic and just a little bit predictable finale, "Agents of SHIELD" makes a compelling case for why it should be the last Marvel show standing on ABC.

"Gotham" Recap: Clayface, Firefly, & The Court of Owls Make For "Horribles"

Tue, May 17th, 2016 | Category: TV

A slew of villains debut in the penultimate episode of the season, but motivation or meaning is hard to find.

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