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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Ross Richie Explains His Big BOOM! Theory, First-Look Fox Deal & More

Tue, November 5th, 2013 | Category: Comic Books

BOOM! Studios CEO Ross Richie discusses honing his company's focus, creating quality comics and the groundbreaking first-look deal with Fox.

UNMASKING ULTIMATE SPIDER-MAN: Return of the Sinister Six

Tue, November 5th, 2013 | Category: TV/Film

Supervising producer Cort Lane talks about "Return of the Sinister Six," the penultimate episode of "Ultimate Spider-Man" Season Two.

"Thor's" Jaimie Alexander Talks Wonder Woman, Sif Spinoff

Mon, November 4th, 2013 | Category: TV/Film

Saying she’s had “discussions” with Marvel and Warner Bros., "Thor 2's" Jaimie Alexander discusses Wonder Woman and her interest in a Sif spinoff.

TOYING AROUND: "Thor: The Dark World," "Man of Steel" & Wonder Woman

Sat, November 2nd, 2013 | Category: Comic Books

Marvel's "Thor: The Dark World" and DC Entertainment's "Man of Steel" both see new movie figures while Elvira and Wonder Woman represent for the ladies.

Bryan Singer Analyzes "X-Men: Days of Future Past" Trailer

Wed, October 30th, 2013 | Category: TV/Film

Bryan Singer offers insight into the "X-Men: Days of Future Past trailer," addressing new character catch-ups, the meeting of the Xaviers & more.

Mahfood Delivers "Visual Funk" on "Hawken," Won't Let "Disco" Die

Tue, October 29th, 2013 | Category: Comic Books

Artist Jim Mahfood talks about Archaia's "Hawken: Melee" #2, his new "Visual Funk" art book from IDW and the future of "D.I.S.C.O. Destroyer."

UNMASKING ULTIMATE SPIDER-MAN: The Sandman Returns

Mon, October 28th, 2013 | Category: TV/Film

Cort Lane and Supervising Director Alex Soto discuss rehabilitating Sandman, his new duds and the impending "Ultimate Spider-Man" season finale

TOYING AROUND: "Game Of Thrones," Batman & Spider-Man Debuts

Sat, October 26th, 2013 | Category: Comic Books

A variety of announcements this week showed off new "Game of Thrones" figures, an Adam West Batman bust and a new "Amazing Spider-Man" figure!

NYCC: Rucka & Lark Rise To The Occasion For "Lazarus"

Tue, October 22nd, 2013 | Category: Comic Books

Greg Rucka and Michael Lark talk about their Image Comics book "Lazarus," its origins and what readers can expect from the title in the future.

Warner Bros. Addresses Rumors About Wonder Woman in "Batman Vs. Superman"

Tue, October 22nd, 2013 | Category: TV/Film

A Warner Bros. exec addressed rumors of Wonder Woman and other DC heroes in "Batman Vs. Superman," plus Ben Affleck's controversial casting.

Ryan North Gives "The Midas Flesh" A Shine For BOOM!

Tue, October 22nd, 2013 | Category: Comic Books

"Adventure Time" and "Dinosaur Comics" writer Ryan North discusses "The Midas Flesh," his first miniseries for BOOM! Studios' BOOM! Box imprint.

Matt Smith Narrates "Doctor Who: Day of the Doctor" Teaser

Mon, October 21st, 2013 | Category: TV/Film

Every Doctor ever is shown off in a new teaser for BBC's "Doctor Who" 50th anniversary special, "The Day of the Doctor."

UNMASKING ULTIMATE SPIDER-MAN: Norman Osborn Is Iron Patriot

Mon, October 21st, 2013 | Category: TV/Film

Writers Chris Wyatt and Kevin Burke join Supervising Producer Cort Lane to discuss the return of Norman Osborn as "Ultimate Spider-Man's" Iron Patriot.

TOYING AROUND: New York Comic Con Edition!

Sat, October 19th, 2013 | Category: Comic Books

All-new products were unveiled from Mattel, Hasbro, Kotobukiya and many more at the recent New York Comic Con, and TOYING AROUND has all the details.

NYCC: "Saturday Night Live's" Taran Killam Debriefs "The Illegitimates"

Thu, October 17th, 2013 | Category: Comic Books

"SNL" star Taran Killam, co-writer Marc Andreyko, IDW's Chris Ryall and Dirk Wood discuss the legitimacy of upcoming series "The Illegitimates."

"Doctor Who" Anniversary Images Unite Smith, Tennant and Hurt

Wed, October 16th, 2013 | Category: TV/Film

Matt Smith, David Tennant and John Hurt are together for the first time in new images from November's "Doctor Who: Day of the Doctor" 50th anniversary special.

NYCC: Layman & Gillory "Chew" on the Big Apple

Tue, October 15th, 2013 | Category: Comic Books

John Layman & Rob Guillory discuss the continued adventures of Cibopath Tony Chu, star of their hit Image Comics title "Chew."

Riding Into "East of West" With Hickman and Dragotta

Tue, October 15th, 2013 | Category: Comic Books

Jonathan Hickman and Nick Dragotta spoke with an enthralled audience about their popular part sci-fi, part Western Image title, "East of West."

Is Marvel Assembling a Mighty Drama Package for Cable and VOD?

Tue, October 15th, 2013 | Category: TV/Film

Marvel Studios is rumored to be putting together a package of four new shows and a miniseries to shop around to cable networks and VOD services.

NYCC: We Are BOOM! Panel

Sun, October 13th, 2013 | Category: Comic Books

BOOM! Studios Ross Richie, Managing Editor Bryce Carlson and Vice President of Development Stephen Christy talk about the company's past, present and future at the New York Comic Con.

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