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: Ladies Night!

Sat, August 24th, 2013 | Category: Comic Books

DC's Black And White Harley Quinn statue, Kotobukiya's Supergirl piece, Tomb Raider Minimates, a vinyl Maggie Simpson toy and a Daenerys action figure highlight this week's leading lady edition of TOYING AROUND.

UPDATE: Bradley Cooper In Talks For "Guardians of the Galaxy's" Rocket Racoon

Thu, August 22nd, 2013 | Category: TV/Film

Unnamed sources have confirmed that Bradley Cooper is in talks to play Rocket Raccoon for "Guardians of the Galaxy," while Elizabeth Olsen is in negotiations to play the Scarlet Witch in "Age of Ultron."

Starkings Celebrates "Elephantmen" #50 With Painted Issue

Wed, August 21st, 2013 | Category: Comic Books

"Elephantmen" creator Richard Starkings walks down memory lane, recounting the origins of Hip Flask up through its landmark 50th issue from Image Comics and artists Axel Medellin and Gabriel Bautista.

TOYING AROUND: Jim Lee's Batman & Catwoman Kiss for New Statue

Sat, August 17th, 2013 | Category: Comic Books

New solicits bring about all kinds of toy and statue reveals, including NECA's latest Aliens vs. Predator line-up, Gentle Giant's Yoda statue and McFarlane Toys' upcoming "The Walking Dead" series.

Jonathan Luna Returns to Montly Comics With "Alex + Ada"

Mon, August 12th, 2013 | Category: Comic Books

"The Sword" and "Girls" co-creator Jonathan Luna makes his way back to Image Comics with the futuristic robo-romance "Alex + Ada" alongside co-writer Sarah Vaughn, debuting this November.

"Guardians of the Galaxy Set Photos Reveal Aliens, Novas and Glenn Close

Mon, August 12th, 2013 | Category: TV/Film

A small army of aliens and Novas run loose on the Millennium Bridge along with a first look at Glenn Close's character in the latest London set photos from Marvel’s "Guardians of the Galaxy."

TOYING AROUND: A Bad Guy Bonanza

Sat, August 10th, 2013 | Category: Comic Books

Marvel's Red Skull, "Portal's" Sunburst Aperture Sentry Turret, Star Wars' General Grievous and a duo of classic 8-bit killers assault the spotlight in this week's edition of TOYING AROUND!

Bryan Singer Reveals More "X-Men: Days of Future Past" Details

Wed, August 7th, 2013 | Category: TV/Film

"X-Men: Days of Future Past" director Bryan Singer disclosed more about the 2014 film at Montreal’s Fantasia International Film Festival, including technical details and the casting of a young General Stryker.

UNMASKING ULTIMATE SPIDER-MAN's Pal Stan Lee

Mon, August 5th, 2013 | Category: TV/Film

Spider-Man co-creator Stan Lee and "Ultimate Spider-Man" supervising producer Cort Lane discuss bringing the real life legend to even-more-animated life on the small screen in "Stan the Man."

TOYING AROUND: New Looks at Wolverine & Assassin's Creed

Sat, August 3rd, 2013 | Category: Comic Books

New Godzilla and "Alien" figures, plus a 3-piece statue from Sideshow featuring Mary Jane, Spider-Man and Gwen Stacey based on J. Scott Campbell's designs highlight this week's edition of TOYING AROUND.

UNMASKING ULTIMATE SPIDER-MAN: Revealing Power Man's Origin

Mon, July 29th, 2013 | Category: TV/Film

The voice of Luke Cage, Ogie Banks, joins Producer Cort Lane to discuss the Power Man-centric "Ultimate Spider-Man" episode, adapting Luke's origin in a kid-friendly fashion and the show's continuing theme of family.

TOYING AROUND: SDCC Merchandise part 2

Sat, July 27th, 2013 | Category: Comic Books

This week's TOYING AROUND spotlights more Comic-Con International in San Diego reveals, including the latest Star Wars Black Series line-up, Hasbro's new Marvel figures & MattyCollector's selection of DC personalities.

Unmasking "Ultimate Spider-Man" & the Guardians of the Galaxy

Tue, July 23rd, 2013 | Category: TV/Film

"Ultimate Spider-Man" Supervising Producer Cort Lane spacewalks viewers through the Guardians of the Galaxy's animated appearance and comments on the synergy of Marvel's comic book, film & cartoon universes.

SDCC: Matt Hawkins Reveals Top Cow's Big Plans

Sat, July 20th, 2013 | Category: Comic Books

Matt Hawkins spoke with CBR about Top Cow's Comic-Con announcements, touching on everything from "Teen Witchblade" and "Aphrodite IX" to a slate of new Minotaur Press series' and a "Darkness" film.

TOYING AROUND: SDCC Merchandise part 1

Sat, July 20th, 2013 | Category: Comic Books

Hot Toys, Hasbro, DC Collectibles and more show off their upcoming products at Comic-Con International in San Diego, including Greg Capullo inspired Batman figures, plus He-Man and high-end "Iron Man 3" pieces.

Eric Stephenson on the New State of Image Comics

Wed, July 17th, 2013 | Category: Comic Books

Image Comics Publisher Eric Stephenson tells CBR about the publisher's unique fanbase, their new DRM-free digital strategu and the growing roster of best selling creators going creator-owned.

UNMASKING "ULTIMATE SPIDER-MAN's" Rogues with Cort Lane

Mon, July 15th, 2013 | Category: TV/Film

Supervising Producer Cort Lane guides readers through the most recent mythology-packed episode of "Ultimate Spider-Man" featuring Green Goblin, Dr. Octopus, Venom and another step on Peter's quest to be a better hero!

TOYING AROUND: The Final Comic-Con International Exclusives Revealed

Sat, July 13th, 2013 | Category: Comic Books

Before Comic-Con International in San Diego begins next week, companies like Hasbro, Bif Bang Pow and Kotobukiya revealed their final wave of exclusives! Plus, new items from Star Wars, Doctor Who & "The Hobbit" lore.

Howard Chaykin Saddles Up For "Century West"

Fri, July 12th, 2013 | Category: Comic Books

Legendary comics creator Howard Chaykin spoke to CBR about bringing "Century West," a tale of the Old West meeting Hollywood at the turn of the century, to the States through Image Comics.

Glen Brunswick has a "Reality Check" at Image

Thu, July 11th, 2013 | Category: Comic Books

Writer Glen Brunswick teams up with new artist Viktor Bogdanovic to introduce comic book creator Willard Penn to his lovelorn superhero creation, Dark Hour in "Reality Check" from Image Comics.

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