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,, 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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Kovalic, Siddell & Holmes Expand World of "Munchkin" From Card Game to Comics

Wed, January 21st, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

John Kovalic, Tom Siddell and Mike Holmes discuss bringing the fan-favorite "Munchkin" card game to life in an all-new comic series.

"Star Wars: The Force Awakens" Won't Include George Lucas' Ideas

Wed, January 21st, 2015 | Category: TV, Film

Although the filmmaker began work on "Episode VII" before selling Lucasfilm, he says Disney decided not to go with any of his ideas.

Mark Millar Endorses Josh Trank’s "Fantastic Four"

Wed, January 21st, 2015 | Category: TV, Film

The comics writer and Fox creative consultant praises the director, "what he’s going to do is unlike what I think anybody would anticipate."

"Batman V Superman" Choreographer Promises Epic Superhero Showdown

Tue, January 20th, 2015 | Category: TV, Film

Fight choreographer Guillermo Grispo assures fans they won’t be disappointed by the superhero battle in Zack Snyder's "Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice."

EXCLUSIVE: First Official Look At Valiant Minimates Battle Damaged 2-Pack

Mon, January 19th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

We have the exclusive reveal of Diamond Direct's Valiant Minimates Battle Damaged 2-pack featuring Bloodshot and X-O Manowar!

TOYING AROUND: "Avengers: Age of Ultron," Zatanna, Judge Dredd and More!

Sat, January 17th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

Hasbro unveiled "Avengers: Age of Ultron" action figures, Kotobukiya dazzled with a Zatanna Bishoujo and Mezco revealed 12 inches of Judge Dredd.

"Heroes Reborn" Is Still a Few Months Away From Production

Fri, January 16th, 2015 | Category: TV, Film

Creator Tim Kring says the revival of the superpowers drama is staffed up, but probably won’t debut on NBC until at least summer.

"Transformers" Tops 2014 Razzie Nominations

Wed, January 14th, 2015 | Category: TV, Film

"Transformers: Age of Extinction," "The Legend of Hercules," "Kirk Cameron’s Saving Christmas" and "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles" lead the field.

Will Simon Kinberg Replace Gary Whitta On "Star Wars" Spinoff?

Tue, January 13th, 2015 | Category: TV, Film

A new rumor suggests the "Star Wars Rebels" executive producer could step in to write the first "Star Wars" spinoff movie.

Anthony Mackie Reveals Locations For "Captain America: Civil War"

Mon, January 12th, 2015 | Category: TV, Film

The Falcon actor says production is set to begin in April on Marvel's third "Captain America" movie.

TOYING AROUND: Spider-Man, Batman & Skeletor!

Sat, January 10th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

Hasbro's Spider-Man line leaks while Pop Culture Shock unveils a double-dose of Batman and Master of the (Evil) Universe Skeletor.

Cho Goes BOOM! With The Sword-Slinging "Skybourne"

Fri, January 9th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

Frank Cho discusses his incoming BOOM! Studios creator-owned series "Skybourne," his ideal She-Hulk arc and his current creativity.

Phil Lord & Chris Miller Explain Their Approach to "The LEGO Movie 2"

Thu, January 8th, 2015 | Category: TV, Film

"The LEGO Movie‘s" Chris Miller and Phil Lord explain why they won’t be directing the sequel, but are writing the screenplay.

Fox Announces "Fantastic Four" Sequel Release Date

Tue, January 6th, 2015 | Category: TV, Film

Fox schedules a third "Planet of the Apes," a second "Fantastic Four" and a first "Assassin’s Creed."

Judd Apatow’s 1990 "Simpsons" Script is Finally Making It to TV

Mon, January 5th, 2015 | Category: TV, Film

"Bart’s New Friend,” an episode written by Apatow 25 years ago, will debut Sunday on Fox.

"Kick-Ass 2" Writer Turns in "Masters of the Universe" Draft

Mon, January 5th, 2015 | Category: TV, Film

Sony teases "Kick-Ass 2" writer Jeff Wadlow’s script for the long-brewing He-Man movie.

TOYING AROUND: Thor, Darth Vader & More!

Sat, January 3rd, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

"Avengers: Age of Ultron" Thor, "A New Hope" Darth Vader, Retro Wolverine and much more in this week's installment.

Like You, Sam Raimi Thinks "Spider-Man 3" Is 'Awful'

Wed, December 31st, 2014 | Category: TV, Film

The filmmaker acknowledges that the final chapter in his Spider-Man trilogy "just didn’t work very well," calling it "awful."

Ryan Ferrier Comes Out To Play At BOOM! Studios With "Curb Stomp"

Tue, December 30th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

Writer Ryan Ferrier discusses "Curb Stomp," his girl gang fueled BOOM! Studios miniseries with artist Devaki Neogi.

"Walking Dead," "Arrow" & "Gotham" Among Most Pirated Shows of 2014

Mon, December 29th, 2014 | Category: TV, Film

"Game of Thrones," "The Walking Dead" and "The Big Bang Theory" again top the list of most pirated shows, with "Gotham" as the only new entry.