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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Nickelodeon Pulls "Legend of Korra," Will Air Remaining Episodes Online

Thu, July 24th, 2014 | Category: TV/Film

Nickelodeon has unexpectedly pulled the final five episodes of "Legend of Korra" Season 3 from its broadcast schedule, deciding instead to stream them online.

"Fantastic Four" is a Celebration of 'Comics That Preceded It,' Simon Kinberg Says

Thu, July 24th, 2014 | Category: TV/Film

The screenwriter and producer explains that Josh Trank’s “science adventure” takes its cues from Marvel comics, but not a particular run.

Will Robert Downey Jr. Return For "Iron Man 4?"

Thu, July 24th, 2014 | Category: TV/Film

Asked “point-blank” whether he wants to star in another solo "Iron Man" film, Downey indicated he’s certainly open to the possibility.

Netflix's "Daredevil" to Capture 'Gritty' Feel of '70s New York

Tue, July 22nd, 2014 | Category: TV/Film

Showrunner Steven S. DeKnight explains that Hell’s Kitchen in the Netflix series will be "both horrible and beautiful at the same time."

Dwayne Johnson Teases His DC Movie Role

Mon, July 21st, 2014 | Category: TV/Film

Dropping the clue “Just say the word,” actor Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson seems to suggest the search for his DC Comics superhero role is finally over.

SDCC: Mondo Kicks Off New Toy Line With "Iron Giant," "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles" Offerings

Mon, July 21st, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

Mondo CEO Justin Ishmael discusses the poster, record and VHS company's move into the world of collectibles.

Geoff Johns: DC's Film & TV Universes Will Stay Separate

Mon, July 21st, 2014 | Category: TV/Film

Although viewers will see a lot of DC Comics characters on "Arrow" and "The Flash," Geoff Johns says not to expect cameos by Batman & Superman.

TOYING AROUND: DC Collectibles SDCC Exclusives, Batman '66, X-Men & More!

Sat, July 19th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

DC Collectibles wows with an SDCC preview and solicits while three companies show off Batman '66 toys and the X-Men bask in the spotlight.

"Guardians of the Galaxy" End Credits Reveal Cameos, Possible Big Surprise

Thu, July 17th, 2014 | Category: TV/Film

Purported end credits for "GotG include several cameos and the suggestion of an appearance by an unexpected Marvel character. Warning: SPOILERS!

TOYING AROUND: Bandai's "Big Hero 6" Toys

Thu, July 17th, 2014 | Category: TV/Film

Bandai and Disney Consumer Products unveil their line of action figures and collectibles based on the upcoming Disney-Marvel animated feature "Big Hero 6."

Caleb Monroe Mixes Espionage and Illusion in "CLOAKS"

Wed, July 16th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

Writer Caleb Monroe tells CBR about "CLOAKS," his BOOM! miniseries about a Robin Hood-like street magician recruited by a secret organization.

Josh Trank's "Fantastic Four" Isn't Based on Existing Comics, Kate Mara Says

Tue, July 15th, 2014 | Category: TV/Film

Kate Mara explains she didn’t read any "Fantastic Four" comics because director Josh Trank told her the movie isn’t based on an existing story.

Jake Lawrence Rides at BOOM! Studios With "Teen Dog"

Mon, July 14th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

Writer and artist Jake Lawrence brings his coming-of-age canine "Teen Dog" to BOOM! Box, inspired by classic John Hughes films & pop culture.

Roberto Orci Exits Sony’s Spider-Man Franchise

Mon, July 14th, 2014 | Category: TV/Film

"Amazing Spider-Man 2" co-writer Roberto Orci, who was slated to work on both "Amazing Spider-Man 3" and "Venom," has left the Spidey franchise.

TOYING AROUND: "Walking Dead" Blocks, Lobo & More SDCC Exclusives!

Sat, July 12th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

This week's collectible offerings cover buildable "Walking Dead" sets, a statue of DC's biggest bastich and enough SDCC exclusives to make your head spin.

"Doctor Who" Season Premiere Details, Image Revealed

Fri, July 11th, 2014 | Category: TV/Film

Peter Capaldi and Jenna Coleman take center stage in the first official image from the Season 8 premiere.

Arash Amel and Marguerite Bennett Take Flight With "Butterfly"

Wed, July 9th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

"Grace of Monaco" screenwriter Arash Amel teams with Marguerite Bennett and artist Antonio Fuso for his generational super-spy epic "Butterfly."

New "Danger Mouse" to Feature Gender-Swapped Characters

Mon, July 7th, 2014 | Category: TV/Film

The BBC revealed that some previously male characters will be depicted as female in the updated version of "Danger Mouse."

Jessica Alba Goes Crazy in Latest "Sin City" Clip

Mon, July 7th, 2014 | Category: TV/Film

The latest clip from "Sin City: A Dame to Kill For" features Jessica Alba’s Nancy cutting her hair (and face), plus Bruce Willis and Mickey Rourke.

TOYING AROUND: SDCC Exclusives From Funko, Dark Horse & More!

Mon, July 7th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

Check out more Comic-Con International exclusives than you can shake a Groot at including "Guardians of the Galaxy," Hulk, Hellboy and more!

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