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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“Agent Carter” Recap: The Secret Origin of Peggy Carter

Tue, February 2nd, 2016 | Category: TV

The life Peg led before the Strategic Scientific Reserve may top this week’s thrills, but the message underneath sets up a showdown with Madam Masque.

“Agent Carter” Recap: The Plot Quickens

Tue, January 26th, 2016 | Category: TV

The speedy storytelling of Marvel’s strong network drama not only delivers some sci-fi twists but also nails down the major theme Peggy will fight for this season.

“Agent Carter” Recap: The Cold Case of the Marvel Cinematic Universe

Tue, January 19th, 2016 | Category: TV

The most overlooked show in the Marvel Studios canon may not set up the next movie, but "Agent Carter" is back to break up the boys club in style.

Mark Ruffalo Reveals The Real Reason For No More Marvel Cinematic Universe "Hulk" Films

Tue, December 22nd, 2015 | Category: Film

Studio stress has put the breaks on any possibility for another solo outing for the Incredible Hulk for the time being.

Watch every "Star Wars" character from Darth Vader to Bea Arthur sing "Stayin’ Alive"

Tue, December 22nd, 2015 | Category: Film

The light and dark sides of the Force unite over the power of disco in a video that recreates the Bee Gees hit with Star Wars dialogue.

Behind The Scenes "X-Files" Featurette Debates Mythology Vs. Monster of the Week

Fri, December 11th, 2015 | Category: TV

The two strands of "X-Files" storytelling each get their own moment in a look at the incoming TV return.

Fans Won't Have To Wait For Tarantino's "Hateful Eight" With New Year Release

Fri, December 11th, 2015 | Category: Film

The Weinstein Company is banking on a quiet holiday to catapult the Western epic to the top of the box office.

"Agents of SHIELD" Recap: Deadly "Maveth" Brings Closure & Cliffhanger

Tue, December 8th, 2015 | Category: TV

The winter finale of Marvel's ABC drama had its deadly cake and ate it too in a mostly tense hour of Hydra-fueled fighting.

"Agents of SHIELD" Recap: Coulson Declares All-Out Ward

Tue, December 1st, 2015 | Category: TV

The fight between S.H.I.E.L.D. and Hydra gets to where it's never been before -- personal -- and delivers an electric cliffhanger.

"Gotham" Recap: War of the Villains

Mon, November 30th, 2015 | Category: TV

It's Penguin Vs. Galavan Vs. Gordon with the life of Bruce Wayne in the balance in "Gotham's" mostly anticlimactic fall finale.

"Gotham" Welcomes Cool, Cruel, Classic Batman Villain In Fall Finale

Mon, November 30th, 2015 | Category: TV

One of the classic Batfoes makes a proto appearance to hold fans over until the show returns in 2016.

Ridley Scott Reveals Plans For His "Alien: Covenant" Prequel Trilogy

Fri, November 27th, 2015 | Category: Film

A trio of films connection "Prometheus" and "Alien" will help answer questions on the franchise's many mysteries.

Jack Black’s Po Discovers A Secret Village, Celebrates Thanksgiving In "Kung Fu Panda 3"

Fri, November 27th, 2015 | Category: Film

Po celebrates the holiday with his (secret) family in a brand new clip from the sequel.

CBR's Black Friday Shopping Guide Brings Deals on Comics, Clothing, Collectibles & More

Fri, November 27th, 2015 | Category: TV, Comic Books, Digital Comics, Film

From hot digital deals to hip comics clothing, CBR has everything you need to check off your holiday shopping list.

Fox's "Gotham" Provides Surprise Origin For Classic Batman Ally

Mon, November 23rd, 2015 | Category: TV

An alter ego turned supporting player gets his first "Gotham" mention in a story that could twist the classic story of the Dark Knight.

"Gotham" Recap: False Faces Target The One True "Son of Gotham"

Mon, November 23rd, 2015 | Category: TV

An episode of twisting allegiances and hidden identities proves to be one of the better "Gotham" installments, as payoff is the name of the game.

Troy Baker is DC's LEGO Batman, But Says Kevin Conroy Will Always Be His Batman

Fri, November 20th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books, Film

Troy Baker discusses finding his voice as the Dark Knight in LEGO DC's "Justice League: Cosmic Clash" and how Batman resists team dynamics.

LEGO "Justice League: Cosmic Clash" Creators Won't Stop Adding Pieces to the DC Toy Box

Thu, November 19th, 2015 | Category: Film

The creators of the LEGO DC Comics Super Heroes movies discuss adding new pieces to the toy box and the Cosmic Treadmill's comic potential.

"Agents of SHIELD" Recap: Hydra's Master Plan Revealed In Stunning Fashion

Tue, November 17th, 2015 | Category: TV

The most lynchpin hour of the season and the series arrives to tie everyone from the Inhumans to Hydra into one masterful plot.

Disney Taps "Lord of the Rings" Writer For Adaptation of "Merlin" YA Novels

Tue, November 17th, 2015 | Category: Film

Philippa Boyens will take the lead on adapting TA Barron's series of novels focusing on young Merlin's rise to power.