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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"Agents of SHIELD" Recap: "What They Become"

Wed, December 10th, 2014 | Category: TV/Film

The midseason finale does what every comic fan expected for Skye and company, and that means an anticlimactic finish for what's been a mostly Marvelous season.

Ron Marz Creates An Archvillain For "John Carter"

Tue, December 9th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

Ron Marz discusses the new ideas and new threats arriving to the world of Edgar Rice Burroughs in Dynamite's relaunched "Warlord of Mars."

"Agents of SHIELD" Recap: "Ye Who Enter Here"

Wed, December 3rd, 2014 | Category: TV/Film

Easter egg clues to the Kree's role in the Marvel Cinematic Universe are only the icing on a tense episode that sets up the "Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D." winter finale.

Cullen Bunn Cuts Deeper for "Brides of Helheim"

Fri, November 28th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

The story of an undead Viking continues, as the truly evil face behind the witches who raised him from the grave leads to more gory action.

CBR's Black Friday Comics Gift Guide

Fri, November 28th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

Check in on some of the biggest online sales and get gift ideas for the hardcore fans or comics inexperienced people in your family.

"Gotham" Recap: Characters Collide in "LoveCraft"

Tue, November 25th, 2014 | Category: TV/Film

As Alfred gets his hands dirty and Ivy reemerges, the Fox drama brings its cast together for a fall finale that’s thin on real development.

Parker Socks "Batman '66" With More Villains, and More Batgirl

Tue, November 25th, 2014 | Category: Digital Comics

As the Adam West-inspired digital series moves forward, Jeff Parker has plans for more foes unseen on TV and solo Batgirl stories.

BEHIND BUFFY SEASON 10: Christos Gage's "Return To Sunnydale"

Fri, November 21st, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

From the gang's reversion to their high school selves to the return of a dead Scooby, Joss Whedon's latest Buffy Season resets the clock in twisted fashion.

"Agents of SHIELD" Recap: "The Things We Bury"

Wed, November 19th, 2014 | Category: TV/Film

A largely boilerplate episode finishes in strong form as the secret origin of Daniel Whitehall reveals new wrinkles in Season 2's story arc.

Greg Finley's Girder Attempts to Terminate The CW's "Flash"

Tue, November 18th, 2014 | Category: TV/Film

The young actor discusses bringing the Geoff Johns-created villain to life as an unstoppable, T-1000 style rage machine.

"Gotham" Recap: Unmasking "Harvey Dent"

Tue, November 18th, 2014 | Category: TV/Film

A strong debut from the future villain and a surprisingly fun police plot still can't shake the drama's two-faced nature.

Christoph Waltz To Clash With Daniel Craig In Bond 24

Thu, November 13th, 2014 | Category: TV/Film

The "Inglourious Basterds" alum will play a mysterious role in Sam Mendes' "Skyfall" follow up.

Millar Maps Out His & Murphy's Time Travel Itinerary in "Chrononauts"

Thu, November 13th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

Mark Millar opens up on the origins of his new sci-fi buddy comic and shares some exclusive examples of Sean Murphy's epoch-spanning interiors.

Jeff Parker Throws "Aquaman" Into "The Maelstrom"

Thu, November 13th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

With his biggest arc yet, the writer brings guest stars galore, shows why DC's sea king is global and weighs in on Jason Momoa's movie casting.

"Marvel's Agents of SHIELD" Recap: "The Writing On the Wall

Wed, November 12th, 2014 | Category: TV/Film

Coulson flashes back to the big mystery of Season 1, and the action drags as we wait for Hydra to step back into the fray.

"Gotham" Recap: Fighting With "The Mask"

Tue, November 11th, 2014 | Category: TV/Film

"Gotham" bruises its knuckles hammering away at another predictable plot, but at least the brutal violence delivers exactly what it promises.

"Gotham" Recap: "Penguin's Umbrella"

Tue, November 4th, 2014 | Category: TV/Film

As it closes its first act, "Gotham" gets a slight lift from some confident flourishes before sliding back into its uneven pattern.

Christopher & Wendig Reinvent "The Shield" For Dark Circle

Mon, November 3rd, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

Writers Adam Christopher and Check Wendig reveal their plans for comics' first patriotic hero and the new woman assuming the Shield's mantle.

Brad Meltzer Sets Off in Search of "Lost History"

Fri, October 31st, 2014 | Category: TV/Film

The author discusses his new television series, which is devoted to tacking down missing artifacts, from the Ground Zero flag to James Bond's car.

Bill Jemas & Double Take Launch With Expansion of "Night of the Living Dead"

Fri, October 31st, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

The former Marvel publisher uses the world of the zombie classic to build a new comic universe, complete with superheroes.