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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TOYING AROUND: Batman, Pop Vinyls & More!

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

Batman features in a variety of pieces from different companies this week while Funko rolls out a small army of Pop Vinyls and much more!

Chris Pratt Open to Star-Lord Cameo On "Agents of SHIELD"

Mon, November 17th, 2014 | Category: TV/Film

The "Guardians of the Galaxy" star says “if it made sense for the brand and for the story,” he’d be up for a guest appearance on the ABC series.

TOYING AROUND: Groot, Rocket Raccoon, Power Girl & More!

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

Gentle Giant presents a Groot and Rocket Raccoon statue from "Guardians of the Galaxy" while DC's Power Girl gets a Sideshow statue and much more.

Matthew Dow Smith Weaves a Tale of Irish Witchcraft for "Jim Henson's Storyteller"

Fri, November 14th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

The acclaimed artist discusses his contribution to Archaia's Jim Henson inspired anthology, a story based on an old Irish myth.

Gunn Talks "Guardians'" Original Ending, Not Being 'Beholden' to "Infinity War"

Thu, November 13th, 2014 | Category: TV/Film

The director insists the 2017 "Guardians of the Galaxy" sequel "is not a movie that made to move toward 'Infinity War.'"

TOYING AROUND: DC's New 52, She-Hulk, Plenty of Pops & More!

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

This week in toys, figures and collectibles brought a rollerskating Harley Quinn, Domos dressed as Ghostbusters and a whole lot more.

"Everything Wrong" With "X-Men: Days of Future Past" in 14 Minutes

Fri, November 7th, 2014 | Category: TV/Film

CinemaSins lays out its numerous problems with director Bryan Singer's "X-Men: Days of Future Past" in around 14 minutes.

"Batman: The Complete Television Series" Shares Side-By-Side Look at Restoration

Tue, November 4th, 2014 | Category: TV/Film

Warner Bros. has debuted a clip comparing the quality of an original episode of "Batman" with the newly restored Blu-ray/DVD version.

NYCC: Stan Lee & Disney Publishing's "The Zodiac Legacy"

Sun, November 2nd, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

Writer Stuart Moore and Executive Editor Nachie Marsham discuss Disney Publishing's new Stan Lee-led illustrated novel series "The Zodiac Legacy."

NYCC: "The Karate Kid" Stars Celebrate 30th Anniversary

Sun, November 2nd, 2014 | Category: TV/Film

Ralph Macchio, Billy Zabka, Martin Kove and a room full of fans got together at NYCC 2014 to discuss "The Karate Kid" 30 years after its debut.

TOYING AROUND: A Post-Halloween Mish Mash

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

The collectible world ended October by revealing a Constantine figure, more sixth scale Star Wars and a real Hellraiser for next year.

O’Barr Explains "The Crow" Is An Adaptation of His Comic, Not a Remake

Fri, October 31st, 2014 | Category: TV/Film

"The Crow" creator James O’Barr explains what made him change his mind about the upcoming film, which he emphasizes isn’t a remake.

"Terminator: Genisys" Storyboards Offer Glimpse of Big Battle

Fri, October 31st, 2014 | Category: TV/Film

Storyboard images from Alan Taylor’s "Terminator: Genisys" give a first look at an epic battle scene.

5 Recent Indie Supernatural Horror Movies Worth Screaming For

Fri, October 31st, 2014 | Category: TV/Film

For Halloween viewing, SPINOFF recommends checking out under-the-radar releases like "John Dies at the End," "Resolution" and "Odd Thomas."

5 Recent Slasher Flicks to Take a Stab at This Halloween

Thu, October 30th, 2014 | Category: TV/Film

Slashers may not be the rage these days, but the likes of Chucky, Victor Crowley and Worm Face are still providing some quality scares.

RUMOR: Cara Delevingne Targeted For "Suicide Squad," Possibly as Harley Quinn

Tue, October 28th, 2014 | Category: TV/Film

Is the model turned actress in the running to play Harley Quinn in what director David Ayer describes as "a Dirty Dozen with supervillains"?

RUMOR: Warner Bros. Eyeing Jaden Smith For "Static Shock" Digital Series

Mon, October 27th, 2014 | Category: TV/Film

"After Earth" may have failed spectacularly at the box office, but it doesn’t appear to have diminished Hollywood’s interest in its teen star, Jaden Smith.

Tierney Raises The Stakes With "Spera: Ascension of the Starless"

Mon, October 27th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

The fourth volume of Josh Tierney's "Spera" series leads heroines Pira and Lono into war with "Ascension of the Starless."

TOYING AROUND: DC Collectibles, Batman '66, Deadpool & More!

Sat, October 25th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

The latest run of DC Collectibles solicits leads a week filled with comic-based action figure and statue releases.

"Judge Dredd: Superfiend" Rides in With Full-Length Trailer

Fri, October 24th, 2014 | Category: TV/Film

The seven-episode "Judge Dredd: Superfiend" animated series, which features the Dark Judges, has debuted its first full-length trailer.

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