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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CBR TV: Johnny Ryan Stays Weird with Nickelodeon's "Pig Goat Banana Cricket"

Mon, August 31st, 2015 | Category: TV, Comic Books

"Prison Pit" cartoonist Johnny Ryan talks about making the transition to animation and how he's married his adult humor style with kids animation.

Horror Legend Wes Craven Dead At 76

Sun, August 30th, 2015 | Category: Film

The filmmaker behind "A Nightmare on Elm Street," "Scream" and countless other horror movies lost a battle to brain cancer.

Universe of "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" Expands With LEGO Trailer

Sun, August 30th, 2015 | Category: Film

A new Sith Lord may stalk the first TV spot for LEGO's tie-in toys to the incoming JJ Abrams sequel.

"Flash" Producer Promises New Role For Iris West In Season 2

Sun, August 30th, 2015 | Category: TV

The creators of the CW series are out to prove that Iris West is more than just a love interest in the show's second year.

Kick It With The Full Slate of Marvel Hip-Hop Variants

Sun, August 30th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

New installments mix "A-Force" with N.W.A., "Spider-Gwen" with Slick Rick, "Captain Marvel" with Iggy Azalea and many more.

Pixar Animators Bring Old Age To The Old West In “Borrowed Time” Trailer

Sat, August 29th, 2015 | Category: Film

A passion project from two Pixar employees looks at friendship over the lifetime of the Old West in the first trailer for "Borrowed Time."

Reykjavík Renames City Street For Darth Vader, Empire Rejoices

Sat, August 29th, 2015 | Category: Film

The Sith Lord still ranks in Iceland where citizens have successfully lobbied to change a street name in his honor.

Vin Diesel Just (Possibly) Announced An "Iron Giant" Sequel

Sat, August 29th, 2015 | Category: Film

The star of the original Brad Bird animated epic teases a potential sequel, and with his record it could be real.

Despite Rumors, DC Comics Stands Behind "DC You" Initiative Moving Forward

Sat, August 29th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

Even with some soft sales, the creative shakeup at the now Burbank-based publisher is here to stay.

REPORT: DC & Scholastic Plan "Lil Gotham" Style "Secret Hero Society" From Fridolfs & Nguyen

Fri, August 28th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

Young Bruce Wayne plays schoolyard detective with Clark Kent and Diana Prince in a new hybrid kids series.

"The Flash" Runs A Blue Streak Around The Globe In New Season 2 International Trailer

Fri, August 28th, 2015 | Category: TV

What new powers will Barry Allen exhibit when the series returns to The CW this fall?

LISTEN: Jack Kirby and Stan Lee Reminisce, Clash 28 Years Ago Today

Fri, August 28th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

To celebrate Kirby's birthday, in 1987 Lee joined a radio interview with the artist to discuss their Marvel Comics work and debate "who did what."

Celebrate the King's Birthday With 98 of CBR's Favorite Jack Kirby Images

Fri, August 28th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

Today marks 98 years since the birth of the King of Comics, so check out some examples of Kirby's greatest art.

Humphries' "Citizen Jack" Unleashes the Demon of Presidential Politics with Horror Comedy

Thu, August 27th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

Wilder than Trump and shadier than Hilary, Sam Humphries tells CBR News about the demonic frontrunner coming to burn a hole in politics at Image.

CBR TV: Marvel Brings Movie Flavor to Animated "Guardians of the Galaxy"

Wed, August 26th, 2015 | Category: TV, Comic Books

Eric Radomski & Steve Wacker tell CBR TV about bringing the Sinister Six to "Ultimate Spider-Man" and maintaining the right tone in "Guardians."

Orlando Makes a Gay Icon of DC's "Midnighter" and a Frenemy of Grayson

Wed, August 26th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

Steve Orlando discusses his brutally inventive anti-hero's rematch with Dick Grayson while trying to decipher Midnighter's place in the DCU.

CBR TV: "Daredevil's" Gage Hears the "Lion of Rora," Gives "Buffy" an "Awkward" Love Triangle

Mon, August 24th, 2015 | Category: TV, Comic Books

Writer Christos Gage spoke with CBR TV at Comic-Con about working on a new OGN with his wife, the "Daredevil" TV series and "Buffy" Season 10.

CBR TV: "iZombie" Showrunners Expand Their Zombie Mythology in Season 2

Tue, August 18th, 2015 | Category: TV, Comic Books

Rob Thomas & Diane Ruggiero discuss the second season of their CW zombie hit, "Veronica Mars" comparisons, their dream projects and "Party Down."

CBR TV: Jeff Lemire on "Extraordinary X-Men," "Bloodshot Reborn," Picking Projects & More

Fri, August 14th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

Busy writer Jeff Lemire tells CBR TV about Marvel's new flagship X-Men title, the freedom Valiant gives him and future creator-owned books.

"Gotham Academy" Creators Revel In Werewolves, Secrets & Dynamic Duos

Fri, August 14th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

Becky Cloonan, Brenden Fletcher and Karl Kerschl talk what makes their DC YA series a Batman comic, and how its hidden villains come to light.