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,, 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: Dancing Groot, The New Gods & Indiana Jones Debut

Sat, December 13th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

Groot gets his groove on at Entertainment Earth, DC Collectibles records the Mother Box and Sideshow presents "Temple of Doom" Indiana Jones!

"Jump Street" Crossing Over With "Men in Black"

Thu, December 11th, 2014 | Category: TV, Film

Leaked e-mails reveal that Sony is working on a mash-up of the two comedy franchises, with Phil Lord & Chris Miller producing and possibly directing.

Jonathan Frakes Wants to Direct "Star Trek 3"

Thu, December 11th, 2014 | Category: TV, Film

Declaring "Hashtag, BringInRiker!" the "Next Generation" veteran is lobbying to replace Roberto Orci behind the camera of the next "Star Trek" film.

EXCLUSIVE: Palmiotti & Brady Bring "The Con Job" To Comics

Thu, December 11th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

"Harley Quinn" writer Jimmy Palmiotti and journalist-turned-writer Matt Brady team up for the comic convention-set "The Con Job" at BOOM! Studios.

Christian Bale Explains the End of "The Dark Knight Rises"

Wed, December 10th, 2014 | Category: TV, Film

Christian Bale doesn’t buy the fan theory that the scene of Bruce Wayne and Selina Kyle enjoying themselves at an outdoor cafe was just a dream.

Al Pacino Has Met with 'The Marvel [Studios] Guy'

Tue, December 9th, 2014 | Category: TV, Film

The Oscar winner, who previously praised "Guardians of the Galaxy," says he’s talked with studio President Kevin Feige about potential projects.

Toho Plans Its First New "Godzilla" Film in a Decade

Mon, December 8th, 2014 | Category: TV, Film

The studio will follow 2004’s disappointing "Godzilla: Final Wars" with a new installment it hopes will rival the recent American success.

Brolin Declares "Avengers: Infinity War" Is "Thanos Against Everyone"

Mon, December 8th, 2014 | Category: TV, Film

Oscar nominee Josh Brolin explains why he was drawn to the role of the Mad Titan, who’ll stand front and center in the two-part "Infinity War."

TOYING AROUND: Marvel Infinity, The Walking Dead, Harley Quinn & More!

Sat, December 6th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

Diamond Select Toys unveils many more MiniMates, Square Enix nails Harley Quinn and tons more collectible reveals.

WB to Replace Defective Discs For "Batman: The Complete Television Series"

Wed, December 3rd, 2014 | Category: TV, Film

"Batman: The Complete Television Series" disc problems have been fixed by Warner Bros., which will offer replacements with even more features.

"The Walking Dead" Trailer Teases February Return

Mon, December 1st, 2014 | Category: TV, Film

Michonne calls for a more stable home for the survivors in AMC’s trailer for the second half of the fifth season.

TOYING AROUND: Great Geeky Holiday Ornaments

Sat, November 29th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

Everyone from Batman and Spider-Man to "The Walking Dead" and "Star Trek" get in the holiday spirit with these nerdy ornaments!

Bounty Hunters Rumored To Lead Heist-Style "Star Wars" Spinoff

Tue, November 25th, 2014 | Category: TV, Film

The latest rumor contends the Gareth Edwards-directed spinoff could take audiences back to a key event from before "A New Hope." Warning: Spoilers!

Christian Bale Admits He Was Jealous of Ben Affleck’s Batman Role

Mon, November 24th, 2014 | Category: TV, Film

The Oscar winner reveals that while he knew it was time to hang up the cape, part of him still wanted to play the Dark Knight again.

Long-Discussed "Wanted" Sequel Is 'Coming Along,' Producer Promises

Mon, November 24th, 2014 | Category: TV, Film

Producer Mark Platt says progress is being made on the long-promised sequel. Mark Millar remains involved, though he's not writing the screenplay.

Here’s the Story Behind ‘I Am Legend’s’ ‘Batman V Superman’ Easter Egg

Sun, November 23rd, 2014 | Category: TV, Film

The story of the prognosticating "Batman v. Superman" billboard seen in the background of the 2007 Will Smith film "I Am Legend" can now be told!

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.