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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Leth & Cummings Discuss Giving BOOM! an All-Ages "Power Up"

Tue, May 5th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

"Bravest Warriors" alums Kate Leth and Matt Cummings tell CBR News about combining their abilities on BOOM!'s all-new series, "Power Up."

TOYING AROUND: Merry Marvel Movies & More!

Sat, May 2nd, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

Diamond Select, Hot Toys and Factory Entertainment celebrate Marvel with Hulkbuster Iron Man, "Ant-Man" and "Guardians of the Galaxy" collectibles.

EXCLUSIVE: Justin Jordan Talks Getting Weird with "John Flood" at BOOM! Studios

Thu, April 30th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

"Deep State" writer Justin Jordan spoke with CBR about developing his new dream state detective "John Flood" with "Polarity" artist Jorge Coelho.

"Forager" Team Illuminates the Darkness of Space with Hopeful Sci-Fi Tale

Mon, April 27th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

Justin Gray, Jimmy Palmiotti and Steven Cumming prove that not all space stories need to revolve around dark, desolate threats looming over humanity.

TOYING AROUND: Ultron, Star Wars & DC Super Hero Girls!

Sat, April 25th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

Ultron scores a Hot Toys and 3A unveiling this week, while Funko shows classic Star Wars Pop Vinyls and Mattel has plans for DC's new initiative.

Scott Lobdell Talks Swimming with Aspen Toward "The Four Points"

Fri, April 24th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

"Convergence" writer Scott Lobdell returns to Aspen with a new series starring a team of apocalypse-thwarting female heroes including Aspen Matthews.

Ryall, David Welcome Douglas Adams' Dirk Gently To Comics

Tue, April 21st, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

Writer Chris Ryall and Ideate Media's Arvind Ethan David reveal what's in store for the holistic detective in his upcoming series from IDW Publishing.

TOYING AROUND: Celebrating Star Wars, Scarlet Witch & "Superbad"

Sat, April 18th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

With Star Wars Celebration comes a variety of new Star Wars collectibles, plus new DC, Marvel, Mega Man and more.

EXCLUSIVE: Creative Team Reunites For Alyssa Milano's "Hacktivist Volume 2"

Fri, April 17th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

Jackson Lanzing, Collin Kelly, Alyssa Milano and Marcus To are ready to cause a ruckus with the second volume of "Hacktivist."

Emotions Run High in First Clip From Pixar's "Inside Out"

Fri, April 17th, 2015 | Category: Film

Amy Poehler’s Joy gets ready for school in the first clip from Pixar’s upcoming fantasy-comedy.

Josh Hartnett Regrets Turning Down Christopher Nolan's Batman Films

Fri, April 17th, 2015 | Category: TV, Film

The "Penny Dreadful" star laments that his fears about Hollywood led him to miss out on a career-changing role.

Star Wars Celebration Program Reveals Full Stormtrooper Armor

Thu, April 16th, 2015 | Category: Film

Before the fan gathering officially begins, we’re given a first full-body shot of a stormtrooper from "Star Wars: The Force Awakens."

RUMOR: "Batman V Superman" Trailer to Dawn This Week

Wed, April 15th, 2015 | Category: Film

Director Zack Snyder will reportedly offer a glimpse of the first "Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice" trailer ahead of its full release on Monday.

Bryan Cranston is Titanium Rex in New Image From Animated "SuperMansion"

Tue, April 14th, 2015 | Category: TV

The "Braking Bad" star's character looks appropriately perturbed in the latest image from Crackle's upcoming stop-motion series.

TOYING AROUND: Star Wars Celebration Exclusives, War Machine, Walking Dead & More!

Sat, April 11th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

Star Wars Celebration unveils a series of exclusives while Hot Toys details War Machine Mark II, McFarlane shows off new "Walking Dead" & much more!

TOYING AROUND: DC Collectibles Fools, Hot Toys Makes Us Drool & Much More!

Sat, April 4th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

As DC Collectibles unveils some impressive April Fools' Day jokes, Hot Toys reveals "Avengers: Age of Ultron" figures and a whole lot more.

Finn & Jake Bring Danger Home in "Adventure Time: Graybles Schmaybles"

Thu, April 2nd, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

Danielle Corsetto explains why she's returned to "Adventure Time" for a third OGN, and the lessons she's learned along the way.

ECCC: Jen Wang Deals Fionna & Cake A Winning Hand With "Card Wars"

Sat, March 28th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

Writer and artist Jen Wang collaborates with Britt Wilson on BOOM! Studios' "Adventure Time with Fionna & Cake: Card Wars" miniseries.

TOYING AROUND: Hawkeye, Iron Man, Flash, Arrow & More!

Sat, March 28th, 2015 | Category: TV, Comic Books, Film

This week saw new "Avengers: Age of Ultron" figures from Hot Toys and Kotobukiya along with Funko's "Arrow" & "The Flash" and much more.

ECCC EXCLUSIVE: "Epic Kill" Creator Raffaele Ienco Builds "Mechanism" at Heavy Metal

Fri, March 27th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

Heavy Metal's comic book imprint expands with Raffaele Ienco’s sci-fi tale of a robot cop versus lizard people.

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