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 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.

Paulsen & Richardson on "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles" Animated '80s Crossover

Thu, May 12th, 2016 | Category: TV

Rob Paulsen and Kevin Michael Richardson explain how important legacy is to the animated Nickelodeon series, and those who create it.

"Agents of SHIELD" Recap: Marvel Delivers An Inhuman "Civil War"

Wed, May 11th, 2016 | Category: TV

While any lasting impact from Marvel's hit Cap Vs Iron Man movie is unlikely, a fight between two Inhuman powerhouses helps salvage S.H.I.E.L.D.'s latest.

Did "Gotham" Just Debut Its Take On Killer Croc?

Mon, May 9th, 2016 | Category: TV

The mobbed up monster of Batman's Rogues Gallery may have burst his way onto the small screen ahead of his "Suicide Squad" birth.

"Gotham" Recap: Criminals Come Home To Roost

Mon, May 9th, 2016 | Category: TV

A number of long-simmering plotlines come together in a final fight at Wayne Manor hampered by nonsensical character work.

Share The Love On Free Comic Book Day

Sat, May 7th, 2016 | Category: Comic Books

Check out a look at Free Comic Book Day and share your own experiences and photos with the CBR Team.

Andrew Garfield Goes Noir with "It Follows" Director in "Under the Silver Lake"

Thu, May 5th, 2016 | Category: Film

Director David Robert Mitchell is shifting from indie horror to crime thriller and bringing the Spider-Man star along.

New Super-Man Kenan Kong's Secret Origin Arrives In "Batman/Superman" #32

Thu, May 5th, 2016 | Category: Comic Books

The roots of DC's next Man of Steel are explored in a secret Chinese laboratory ahead of Rebirth.

"Power Rangers" Steps Into The Modern Era With First Look At Movie Suits

Thu, May 5th, 2016 | Category: Comic Books

The Mighty Morphin team leaves spandex behind in the first full image from the Lionsgate adaptation.