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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Singer Teases Possibility of Nightcrawler and Gambit in "X-Men: Apocalypse"

Fri, March 21st, 2014 | Category: TV/Film

Bryan Singer says he tried to squeeze Gambit and Nightcrawler into "X-Men: Days of Future Past," might find a place for them in "Apocalypse."

First Teaser Trailer, Images Arrive For "Peanuts" Movie

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

A CG-animated take on Charles Schulz's legendary comic strip is set for Nov. 6, 2015, and here's the first teaser trailer and promotional images.

TOYING AROUND: Black Widow, Wonder Woman & More!

Sat, March 15th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

Hot Toys shows off their new Black Widow sculpt while Kotobukiya goes behind the scenes with their new Wonder Woman statue.

Feige on "Doctor Strange," Magic and the Director Shortlist

Fri, March 14th, 2014 | Category: TV/Film

Addressing how magic works in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Marvel's Kevin Feige says Doctor Strange "needs to be a Ditko/Kubrick/Miyazaki/'The Matrix' mind-trip."

Doctor Doom Shortlist Narrowed to Four, Appropriately Enough

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

Actors Sam Riley, Eddie Redmayne, Toby Kebbell and Domhnall Gleeson are said to be contenders for the role of the "Fantastic Four" villain.

Miles Teller Talks "Fantastic Four"

Mon, March 10th, 2014 | Category: TV/Film

Miles Teller explains that Josh Trank’s "Fantastic Four" will be very grounded and showcase “very human people.”

"300: Rise of an Empire" Dominates Weekend Box Office

Mon, March 10th, 2014 | Category: TV/Film

Director Noam Murro's "300: Rise of an Empire" brought in $45M, launching the sequel to Zack Snyder's Frank Miller adaptation to the top of the box office.

TOYING AROUND: DC Heroes, Muppets & More!

Sat, March 8th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

A variety of DC collectibles, Marvel Minis and even some Muppets earned the collectibles spotlight this week!

Kate Leth "Seeing Red" for "Adventure Time" Original Graphic Novel

Fri, March 7th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

Kate Leth sends Marceline and Jake the Dog off for some "Adventure Time" of their own in the original graphic novel "Seeing Red."

"Key of Z's" Sanchez & Echert Are Very Clear On "Translucid"

Thu, March 6th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

Co-writers and spouses Claudio Sanchez & Chondra Echert dive deep into the subconscious of their creator-owned hero The Navigator in "Translucid."

EXCLUSIVE: Powell & Churilla Get Into "Big Trouble In Little China"

Tue, March 4th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

Eric Powell and Brian Churilla team with John Carpenter and BOOM! Studios to tell the adventures of Jack Burton, star of "Big Trouble In Little China."

TOYING AROUND: DC Bombshell Polls, Marvel Labbits and More!

Sat, March 1st, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

Things may have slowed down a bit following the conclusion of Toy Fair, but there are still plenty of great new toys to check out!

The State of BOOM! With Filip Sablik and Matt Gagnon - Part 1

Thu, February 27th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

BOOM! Studios' Matt Gagnon and Filip Sablik have an in-depth discussion about the publisher's strategy for attracting new readers while expanding the industry.

"The Flash" Casts Barry Allen's Mother

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

The CW's "The Flash" has hired Michelle Harrison to play Barry Allen’s murdered mother Nora Allen.

Stevenson & Ellis Camp Out with "Lumberjanes," Battle "No Girls Allowed" Attitude

Mon, February 24th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

Grace Ellis and Noelle Stevenson discuss "Lumberjanes" and the importance of tearing down the metaphorical "No Girls Allowed" signs from comic stores.

TOYING AROUND: The Toy Fair 2014 Wrap Up

Sat, February 22nd, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

CBR looks back at an eventful Toy Fair that saw even more Alien, Transformers and DC Comics collectibles unveiled in its wake.

TOYING AROUND: "Guardians of the Galaxy," "Amazing Spider-Man" and "Captain America 2" Show Off At Toy Fair

Fri, February 21st, 2014 | Category: TV/Film

Upcoming comic movies "Guardians of the Galaxy" and "Captain America: The Winter Soldier" had strong showings at Toy Fair alongside classic favorites.

NBA All-Star Chris Bosh Gears Up As Heimdall in "Hulk and the Agents of SMASH"

Fri, February 21st, 2014 | Category: TV/Film

Miami Heat forward Chris Bosh gets in on some animated action as the voice of Heimdall in this week's "Hulk and the Agents of S.M.A.S.H."

Shaun Manning Goes On A Strange Trip With "Interesting Drug"

Thu, February 20th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

Writer Shaun Manning asks the question of what happens if a narcotic can induce time travel in his and artist Anna Wieszczyk's "Interesting Drug."

TOYING AROUND: "Walking Dead," "Buffy" & Classic Cartoons at Toy Fair

Wed, February 19th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

TV toys and collectibles based on Joss Whedon shows, "The Walking Dead," "Transformers," "Masters of the Universe" and more on display!

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