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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“Gotham” Recap: The Joke’s On You, Bruce Wayne

Mon, March 14th, 2016 | Category: TV

With a best ever cameo appearance by Lori Petty and a confrontation with the supposed Wayne murderer, "Gotham" delivers a rare winner of an episode.

Millar & Immonen Promise Grounded But Relentless Sci-Fi Action In "Empress"

Fri, March 11th, 2016 | Category: Comic Books

Mark Millar and Stuart Immonen's series will feature the secret history of mankind, a universe of new cultures and non-stop action.

“Agents of SHIELD” Recap: An Inhuman Arms Race Heats Up

Tue, March 8th, 2016 | Category: TV

Without missing a beat, Marvel's main ABC drama proves why it is the overlooked gem in the Marvel Cinematic Universe with its 2016 return.

CNN Commentator Compares Donald Trump To An X-Men Villain, Makes Some Good Points

Tue, March 8th, 2016 | Category: Comic Books

CNN's Van Jones knows what Donald Trump's campaign strengths are and the way they connect to a classic X-Men foe.

“Gotham” Recap: An Icy Romantic Origin For Mr. Freeze

Mon, March 7th, 2016 | Category: TV

What seems like a comic-inspired supervillain story really becomes the tale of two couples as “Gotham” delivers its latest obvious installment.

“Agent Carter” Finale: A “Hollywood Ending” Not With A Bang But A Whimper

Tue, March 1st, 2016 | Category: TV

With a quippy, fast-paced final episode, Season 2 of "Agent Carter" remains a fun distraction but loses its thematic heart.

Image Expo Adds Ed Brubaker Ahead of "Criminal's" Tenth Anniversary

Tue, March 1st, 2016 | Category: Comic Books

The Image exclusive creator could be gearing up for his next wave of creator-owned comic books this spring.

BOOM! Reveals A Wave of Comic Shop Exclusive Covers For "Power Rangers" #1

Tue, March 1st, 2016 | Category: Digital Comics

Before the Mighty Morphin heroes return tomorrow, check out 16 new takes on the Green Ranger and gang.

Soderbergh Reteams With "Out of Sight" & "The Wolverine" Writer For Netflix Western "Godless"

Tue, March 1st, 2016 | Category: TV

The team behind the classic Elmore Leonard crime adaptation are getting back together for a gritty Western mini series.

“Gotham” Recap: “Mr. Freeze” Brings Hugo Strange To The Fore

Mon, February 29th, 2016 | Category: TV

Two classic Bat-villains pump some life into Fox’s “Gotham,” but the show’s weak spots still peek through in the winter premier.

Pre-Teen Criminals Crack Into Rosenberg’s "4 Kids Walk Into a Bank"

Mon, February 29th, 2016 | Category: Comic Books

Dungeons and Dragons geeks turn into safe-cracking criminals in the latest indie series from "We Can Never Go Home" writer Matthew Rosenberg.

This Aluminum Recreation of the 1966 Batmobile Is Literally Brilliant

Fri, February 26th, 2016 | Category: TV, Comic Books

Fans in Detroit can check out a stunning take on George Barris' classic 1966 Batmobile this weekend.

Disney Sends Up Oscar Contenders With Alternate Reality "Zootopia" Parody Posters

Fri, February 26th, 2016 | Category: Film

Everything from “Bridge of Spies” to “Mad Max Fury Road” get a bear-filled, yak-driven posters courtesy of Disney’s next feature.

Eisenberg’s Lex Luthor Is “Contradictory, Realistic” In “Batman v Superman"

Fri, February 26th, 2016 | Category: Film

The biggest villain in the DC Universe is more than comic relief as the two-faced Lex Luthor of Jesse Eisenberg takes to Metropolis.

Alex Ross Paints The Beatles For Special Apple Records Box Set

Fri, February 26th, 2016 | Category: Comic Books

The Fab Four get a psychedelic treatment from the fames comics painter who celebrates the era of Yellow Submarine and Sgt. Pepper's.

John Cassaday Returns To "Captain America" For 75th Anniversary Story

Fri, February 26th, 2016 | Category: Comic Books

The artist behind the Marvel hero's post-9/11 adventures reconnects with Cap in a story that appears to involve World War II.

“Agent Carter” Recap: A Showstopper Fades To Black

Tue, February 23rd, 2016 | Category: TV

Another two-part installment delivers a dragging episode and a fast-paced crowd-pleaser as the final mysteries finally come into focus.

Roberson & Norton Team with Stewart for Ghostly "BPRD" Story

Wed, February 17th, 2016 | Category: Comic Books

Cameron Stewart and Mike Norton tell CBR about how exorcist agent Ashley Strode's newest story brings new collaborators to the Mignolaverse.

“Agent Carter” Recap: Monsters Stalk A Pair of Twisted Missions

Tue, February 16th, 2016 | Category: TV

A strong set of episodes push the second season of Peggy Cater’s adventures into its endgame as a fan favorite character is on death’s door.

R.I.P.: Art Comics Publisher Alvin Buenaventura

Sat, February 13th, 2016 | Category: Comic Books

The force behind Buenaventura Press and Pigeon Press helped bring the groundbreaking "Kramers Ergot" 7 into the world.