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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EXCLUSIVE: Covering "Hit" #4 With Artist Ryan Sook

Wed, December 18th, 2013 | Category: Comic Books

Artist Ryan Sook describes the process of creating the cover for "Hit" #4, the final issue of BOOM! Studios' blood-soaked, noirish revenge tale..

Brisson Takes "RoboCop" Into "Beta"

Fri, December 13th, 2013 | Category: Comic Books

"Sheltered" writer Ed Brisson kicks off BOOM! Studios' line of RoboCop one-shots with artist Emilio Laiso with "RoboCop: Beta" #1.

"Amazing Spider-Man" Trailer Has Hidden URL

Thu, December 12th, 2013 | Category: TV/Film

A secret URL hidden in the "Amazing Spider-Man 2" trailer leads to an Electro-centric website with a countdown leading up to New Year’s Day.

EXCLUSIVE: Max Bemis Builds His "Evil Empire" At BOOM!

Wed, December 11th, 2013 | Category: Comic Books

Say Anything singer and "Polarity" writer Max Bemis explores the early days of dystopian rule in "Evil Empire," his new sci-fi maxi-series.

TOYING AROUND: Doctor Who, Marvel & Gaming Goodies

Sat, December 7th, 2013 | Category: Comic Books

Collectables celebrating the "Doctor Who" 50th anniversary, Marvel's finest and video game collectibles make up most of the offerings this week.

Fox Signs Deal With Simon Kinberg to Expand "X-Men," "Fantastic Four" Franchises

Fri, December 6th, 2013 | Category: TV/Film

Simon Kinberg has signed a new three-year, first-look deal that will include the expansion of Fox’s X-Men and Fantastic Four film franchises.

Clock King Ticking Towards "Arrow"

Wed, December 4th, 2013 | Category: TV/Film

As "Arrow" searches for its Clock King, the hit CW drama will also welcome back Doctor Who veteran Alex Kingston as Dinah Lance.

James Mangold Refining "Wolverine" Sequel Ideas

Wed, December 4th, 2013 | Category: TV/Film

"The Wolverine" director James Mangold discusses the potential for the character, and what audiences might expect from a sequel.

TOYING AROUND: The Post Thanksgiving Post

Sat, November 30th, 2013 | Category: Comic Books

Geek out with these new "The Hobbit," "Doctor Who" and Marvel offerings from companies like Weta, Underground Toys, Sideshow Collectibles and Hot Toys.

EXCLUSIVE: Shane Davis Takes Readers Through Death Valley In "Shadow Walk"

Wed, November 27th, 2013 | Category: Comic Books

Artist Shane Davis recounts his experience drawing "Shadow Walk," Legendary Comics' OGN created by Mark Waid, Max Brooks & Thomas Tull.

There Has Been No Talk About Tying "Arrow" Into DC Comics Movies

Mon, November 25th, 2013 | Category: TV/Film

"Arrow" co-creator Greg Berlanti confirms there haven’t been any discussions about connecting the hit CW drama to Warner Bros.’ superhero movies.

Coover, Tobin & Clark "Flip" "Adventure Time's" Algebraic Script

Mon, November 25th, 2013 | Category: Comic Books

"Bandette" creators Paul Tobin & Colleen Coover join with artist Wook Jin Clark to tell an algebraic body switch tale in "Adventure Time: The Flip Side."

TOYING AROUND: "The Avengers," "Injustice" & More!

Sat, November 23rd, 2013 | Category: Comic Books

TOYING AROUND has a variety of new action figures and statues from the world of comics, movies and video games for your viewing pleasure!

Comic Book Community Pitches in to Help the Philippines

Fri, November 22nd, 2013 | Category: Comic Books

Several weeks after a devastating storm tore its way through the Philippines, creators all over the world try to lend a hand with their pens and pencils.

RUMOR: David Goyer Pitched "Sandman" Movie Starring Gordon-Levitt

Thu, November 21st, 2013 | Category: TV/Film

A new rumor has "Man of Steel" writer David S. Goyer in talks to adapt "Sandman" for Warner Bros., with Joseph Gordon-Levitt in the title role.

"Arrow" Casts "Spartacus'" Alum Katrina Law as Ra's al Ghul’s Daughter

Wed, November 20th, 2013 | Category: TV/Film

A member of the al Ghul family is making her way to "Arrow's" Starling City, but it’s not Talia - it's her half-sister Nyssa.

TOYING AROUND: DC and Marvel Rule the Week

Sat, November 16th, 2013 | Category: Comic Books

As DC Collectibles unleashes their latest solicits, Diamond Select Toys teases their "Captain America: The Winter Soldier" line-up.

Kunkel & "Herobear and the Kid" Wish You a Belated Happy Halloween

Fri, November 15th, 2013 | Category: Comic Books

Writer/artist Mike Kunkel discusses his belated Halloween celebration in "Herobear and the Kid Annual" and some comic book style trick-or-treating.

Terrence Howard Blames Robert Downey Jr. For His Iron Man 2" Ouster

Fri, November 15th, 2013 | Category: TV/Film

Terrence Howard has alleged that Robert Downey Jr. bears some of the blame for his departure from Marvel's blockbuster franchise.

Ryan North Celebrates 25 Issues Of "Adventure Time"

Thu, November 14th, 2013 | Category: Comic Books

"Adventure Time" writer Ryan North discusses hitting the quarter-centennial mark and the importance of precious things. Plus, exclusive cover art!

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