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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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!

TOYING AROUND: Video Games & RPGs Influence Toy Fair

Tue, February 18th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

"Batman: Arkham Origins," Halo, Assassin's Creed and plenty more video games received new collectibles at Toy Fair!

New "Amazing Spider-Man 2" Featurettes Reveal More Footage

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

A pair of featurettes show off new footage from Marc Webb’s "The Amazing Spider-Man 2" while also revealing a look behind the scenes.

TOYING AROUND: DC, Marvel & "Walking Dead" Make Huge Splash At Toy Fair

Mon, February 17th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

Everyone from Hasbro and Mattel to Diamond Select Toys and Square Enix revealed all kinds of comic-based collectibles at Toy Fair 2014!

Jason Starr Takes Readers Near Death With "The Returning"

Mon, February 17th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

Writer Jason Starr explores a place plagued by maniacs who have all had near death experiences in the horror-filled world of "The Returning."

TOYING AROUND: Pre-New York Toy Fair Edition

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

DC Collectibles, Diamond Select Toys and Hasbro offer major advance looks at their New York Toy Fair 2014 reveals.

"Akira" Director Talks Characters, Expanding Film Into a Series

Tue, February 11th, 2014 | Category: TV/Film

Director Jaume Collet-Serra talks about his vision for "Akira," creating more detailed characters and setting up a series of films.

Hub Kindles "Okko Vol. 4: The Cycle of Fire" with Samurai, Demons & A Wedding

Mon, February 10th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

Writer/artist Hub unleashes the fourth volume of "Okko," featuring a wedding, 100 samurai and demon hunters, in February.

Sunspot Actor Adan Canto Burned Through Comics to Prep for "Days of Future Past"

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

Adan Canto talks about going to the source material when it came to researching his character Sunspot in "X-Men: Days Of Future Past."

"The Walking Dead" Previews Next Episode with Clips, Pics of Maggie, Daryl & More

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

AMC previews the next episode of "The Walking Dead" with a promo clip and new images of Norman Reedus and Lauren Cohan.

Peart & Anderson Tinker With Rush's "Clockwork Angels" at BOOM!

Wed, February 5th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

Rush songwriter Neil Peart and novelist Kevin J. Anderson join forces once again to adapt "Clockwork Angels," this time as a comic book for BOOM! Studios.

DC Collectibles' Kiniry and Fletcher Talk "Scribblenauts Unmasked" Figures

Mon, February 3rd, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

DC Collectibles VP of Creative Services Kevin Kiniry and Design Director Jim Fletcher discuss the origins of the "Scribblenauts Unmasked" blind box toys.

Moro Rogers' Monster Hunters Return In "City In The Desert: The Serpent Crown"

Mon, February 3rd, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

Moro Rogers unearths The Serpent Crown in "City in the Desert: Vol. 2," and the cartoonist tells CBR, "You can't take the monsters out of nature without breaking it."

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