TJ Dietsch

Staff Writer
New York City, NY
Feb 6, 1983

I've been reading comics on a regular basis since "The Death of Superman" storyline captured my imagination in 1992 at the age of 9. My parents fully supported my oncoming comic book addiction by driving me to the comic shop every week on Wednesdays, schedules permitting. At around that same time, I realized I wanted to be involved in the comics world in one way or another.

I went to college at Ohio Wesleyan University where I met my future wife, got a degree in creative writing and literature and also scored an internship at Wizard. After graduating the next year, I stayed around my hometown of Toledo, Ohio until a spot opened up at Wizard. I interviewed for the job in the research department and wound up getting it. I was at Wizard for about four years where I learned a lot about the magazine business and eventually worked my way up to Associate Editor of ToyFare. Moving to New York has lead to me living in a bunch of towns no one's ever heard of like Nyack, Stony Point and New Windsor.

Since 2009 I've been freelancing full time which has been both nerve wracking and a lot of fun. I've written for Maxim.com, UGO.com, Marvel.com and a number of others, with CBR being the most recent. My main gig is covering the wild and diverse world of comics coming out from Image along with a few other topics here and there.

FIRST COMIC: A stack from a neighbor that included the first four issues of "Captain Carrot & The Zoo Crew," "Fantastic Four" #335 and "New Teen Titans" #19 among others.

FAVORITE CHARACTER: Superman, Creeper, Batman, Captain America, pretty much anyone who's interesting.

Articles By TJ Dietsch

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TOYING AROUND: Marvel, "Titanfall," "Street Fighter" & More!

Sat, August 30th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

Marvel properties like Spider-Man and "Guardians of the Galaxy" share the spotlight with video games such as "Dead Space 3," "Titanfall" and more!

Is Wesley Snipes Returning as Blade?

Fri, August 29th, 2014 | Category: TV/Film

A new report contends Wesley Snipes is set to don the shades and leather trench coat for a fourth time as Marvel’s vampire hunter, Blade.

Tiptons, Stott Map Out the "Star Trek/Planet Of The Apes" Crossover

Thu, August 28th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

Scott Tipton, David Tipton and Rachael Stott discuss bringing together two major sci-fi franchises in "Star Trek/Planet of the Apes."

TOYING AROUND: Batman, Captain America & Spider-Man!

Sat, August 23rd, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

DC Collectibles, Diamond Select Toys and more show off their upcoming wares featuring some of the biggest, most iconic names in geekdom.

EXCLUSIVE: Frank Gibson Opens Up the "Capture Creatures" Menagerie

Thu, August 21st, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

Frank Gibson spoke exclusively with CBR about transforming "Capture Creatures" from a web project with Becky Dreistadt to a print comic at BOOM!

Is Scoot McNairy Playing the Flash in "Batman V Superman?"

Wed, August 20th, 2014 | Category: TV/Film

A photo leaked from the set of director Zack Snyder’s DC sequel may provide evidence the "Halt and Catch Fire" star is playing the Scarlet Speedster.

Vidaurri Gets The Cauldron Roiling With "Jim Henson's The Storyteller: Witches"

Wed, August 20th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

"Iron: Or, The War After" creator S.M. Vidaurri discusses his folktale fusion contribution to the upcoming witch-themed "Jim Henson's The Storyteller."

"Doctor Strange" Movie Reportedly Will Skip the Origin Route

Mon, August 18th, 2014 | Category: TV/Film

Marvel has reportedly scrapped an earlier script recounting Doctor Strange’s origins, and instead will introduce him already established as the Sorcerer Supreme.

Leth and Myler Take Henson's Fraggles on a "Journey To The Everspring"

Mon, August 18th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

Kate Leth and Jake Myler discuss taking Jim Henson's Fraggles on an epic quest in "Journey to the Everspring."

TOYING AROUND: Emma Frost, Batman, Sin City & More!

Sat, August 16th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

Sideshow shows off a classic Emma Frost statue while "Arkham City" Batman scores a Hot Toys figure and Rocket Raccoon becomes a rabbit -- sort of.

James Tynion Explores The Dangers Of The Internet In "Memetic"

Thu, August 14th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

James Tynion IV explains where ideas like his new, Japanese horror-influenced "Memetic" originate and how which the Internet has changed how people communicate.

Terry Crews Would Be "Honored" to Play Luke Cage in Marvel's Netflix Series

Wed, August 13th, 2014 | Category: TV/Film

"Expendables 3" actor Terry Crews says now that Marvel and Netflix are planning a Luke Cage series, he’d be interested in playing the superhero.

TOYING AROUND: Guardians of the Galaxy, Batman & More!

Sat, August 9th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

Hot Toys fills out their "Guardians of the Galaxy" ranks as NECA announces video game Batman and more Luigi details are revealed.

EXCLUSIVE: Justin Jordan Unravels Secrets in "Deep State"

Wed, August 6th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

"Dead Body Road" & "Luthor Strode" writer Justin Jordan investigates conspiracies in "Deep State," a new creator-owned series from BOOM!

Marvel Debuts Two Deleted Scenes From "Captain America: The Winter Soldier"

Tue, August 5th, 2014 | Category: TV/Film

Cobie Smulders, Robert Redford and Emily VanCamp star in a pair of deleted scenes released by Marvel from the "Captain America" sequel.

TOYING AROUND: The Official SDCC Round-Up Edition!

Sat, August 2nd, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

Toying Around is back from San Diego with tons of toy and collectible reveals from NECA, Hot Toys, Diamond Select Toys and lots more!

Read Tom Hiddleston's "Avengers" Thank You Note to Joss Whedon

Thu, July 31st, 2014 | Category: TV/Film

The upcoming book "Joss Whedon: A Biography" includes an email the Loki actor wrote to the writer/director after reading his script for "The Avengers."

"Guardians of the Galaxy" On Track To Surpass $65 Million Opening Weekend

Wed, July 30th, 2014 | Category: TV/Film

Marvel Studios' latest offering is tracking so strongly, it may surpass $70 million, which would be the highest grossing August opening of all time.

"Batman V Superman" Most Talked-About Film of Comic-Con

Tue, July 29th, 2014 | Category: TV/Film

Wonder Woman was the talk of Comic-Con International, with 149K Twitter mentions following the debut of Gal Gadot in costume.

SDCC: Check Out 5 Minutes of "The Simpsons"/"Family Guy" Crossover

Mon, July 28th, 2014 | Category: TV/Film

Fox debuted five minutes of footage from “The Simpsons Guy,” the Sept. 28 episode that brings the Griffins to Springfield.

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