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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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.

SDCC: Sebela Attempts an "Escape From New York" at BOOM!

Sat, July 26th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

"Dead Letters" writer Christopher Sebela talks to CBR about writing BOOM!'s just announced comic based on John Carpenter's "Escape From New York."

First Official Look at "Frozen's" Elsa on "Once Upon a Time"

Fri, July 25th, 2014 | Category: TV/Film

The clever crossover was first teased in the Season 3 finale of of the fairy-tale drama, which quickly cast the roles of Queen Elsa, Princess Anna and Kristoff.

Nickelodeon Pulls "Legend of Korra," Will Air Remaining Episodes Online

Thu, July 24th, 2014 | Category: TV/Film

Nickelodeon has unexpectedly pulled the final five episodes of "Legend of Korra" Season 3 from its broadcast schedule, deciding instead to stream them online.

"Fantastic Four" is a Celebration of 'Comics That Preceded It,' Simon Kinberg Says

Thu, July 24th, 2014 | Category: TV/Film

The screenwriter and producer explains that Josh Trank’s “science adventure” takes its cues from Marvel comics, but not a particular run.

Will Robert Downey Jr. Return For "Iron Man 4?"

Thu, July 24th, 2014 | Category: TV/Film

Asked “point-blank” whether he wants to star in another solo "Iron Man" film, Downey indicated he’s certainly open to the possibility.

Netflix's "Daredevil" to Capture 'Gritty' Feel of '70s New York

Tue, July 22nd, 2014 | Category: TV/Film

Showrunner Steven S. DeKnight explains that Hell’s Kitchen in the Netflix series will be "both horrible and beautiful at the same time."

Dwayne Johnson Teases His DC Movie Role

Mon, July 21st, 2014 | Category: TV/Film

Dropping the clue “Just say the word,” actor Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson seems to suggest the search for his DC Comics superhero role is finally over.

SDCC: Mondo Kicks Off New Toy Line With "Iron Giant," "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles" Offerings

Mon, July 21st, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

Mondo CEO Justin Ishmael discusses the poster, record and VHS company's move into the world of collectibles.

Geoff Johns: DC's Film & TV Universes Will Stay Separate

Mon, July 21st, 2014 | Category: TV/Film

Although viewers will see a lot of DC Comics characters on "Arrow" and "The Flash," Geoff Johns says not to expect cameos by Batman & Superman.

TOYING AROUND: DC Collectibles SDCC Exclusives, Batman '66, X-Men & More!

Sat, July 19th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

DC Collectibles wows with an SDCC preview and solicits while three companies show off Batman '66 toys and the X-Men bask in the spotlight.

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