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 Cuts Out the Future for Tim Burton's "Edward Scissorhands"

Mon, March 23rd, 2015 | Category: Comic Books, Film

Kate Leth hints at what lies ahead for Tim Burton's most gentle character and what it's been like to revisit her inner-teenaged goth.

Collecting Capullo: A Review Of The Artist's Latest Batman Figures

Sun, March 22nd, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

Get a detailed look at the recently released, Greg Capullo-designed "Zero Year" Batman, Batgirl & Commissioner Gordon figures from DC Collectibles.

TOYING AROUND: Black Widow, Batman, Burden's Star Wars & More!

Sat, March 21st, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

Hot Toys presents "Age of Ultron" Black Widow, DC Collectibles shows Bat-accessories and Robert Burden paints a massive Star Wars piece.

Say Anything's Bemis Explains How "Oh, Killstrike" Explores "Fears About Being A Father"

Thu, March 19th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

Max Bemis returns to comics with "Oh, Killstrike," the Say Anything frontman's ode to fatherhood and '90s comics.

EXCLUSIVE: New Mini Casts TMNT's Casey & April As "Lovers In A Dangerous Time"

Tue, March 17th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

Writer Mariko Tamaki and artist Irene Koh join forces to chronicle April O'Neil and Casey Jones' epic road trip in a new IDW limited series.

TOYING AROUND: Batman, Avengers, Firefly & More!

Sat, March 14th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

Hot Toys shows off cute Avengers ready to battle Ultron, Batman has a big week and another look at Funko's "Firefly" figures!

Buckingham, Young & Christenson Spin A in "Mouse Guard: Legends Of The Guard"

Wed, March 11th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

Mark Buckingham, Skottie Young and Hannah Christenson discuss crafting stories in David Petersen's "Mouse Guard" world.

EXCLUSIVE: As Earth's Final Days Wane, Barbiere Pieces Together A "Broken World"

Mon, March 9th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

"Avengers World" writer Frank J. Barbiere and Christopher Peterson discuss bringing a character focus to their upcoming sci-fi thriller, "Broken World."

TOYING AROUND: Avengers Abound!

Sat, March 7th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

"Avengers: Age of Ultron" inspires a Hulkbuster while Iron Man earns a Sqaure Enix piece and The Wasp joins Kotobukiya's Bishoujo line.

Tynion & Yuenkel Look to the Sky in "UFOlogy"

Tue, March 3rd, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

"The House in the Wall" co-writers James Tynion IV & Noah J. Yuenkel spoke with CBR about "UFOlogy," their new sci-fi series from BOOM! Studios.

TOYING AROUND: "Age of Ultron" Hulk, Batman and Beyond!

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

Hot Toys unveils regular and deluxe versions of Hulk while Sideshow brings Dark Knight Batman out of the shadows. Plus much, much more!

Neill Blomkamp Clarifies He’s Not Aiming to "Undo" "Alien 3," "Alien: Resurrection"

Fri, February 27th, 2015 | Category: TV, Film

The “Chappie” director says it’s simply a matter of the first two films in the franchise being his favorites.

"Red Sonja" Movie Springs Back to Life With New Writer

Fri, February 27th, 2015 | Category: TV, Film

"The Fall" writer Christopher Cosmos will pen a new screenplay for the long-developing sword and sorcery film.

Neill Blomkamp's "Alien" Sequel May Forget About Two of the Films

Thu, February 26th, 2015 | Category: TV, Film

The filmmaker hints that his hotly anticipated Fox movie could ignore "Alien 3" and "Alien: Resurrection."

First Look at Dave Bautista as Bond Villain Mr. Hinx in "Spectre"

Thu, February 26th, 2015 | Category: TV, Film

The secrets of “Spectre” begin to be revealed in the first images of Dave Bautista and Lea Seydoux from the 24th installment of the Bond franchise.

EXCLUSIVE: Jones & Waid on Examining Racism, Cultural Legacy in "Strange Fruit"

Tue, February 24th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

CBR has the first interview with J.G. Jones & Mark Waid on exploring the culture and racism of 1927's American South in "Strange Fruit."

Dwayne Johnson Teases "Shazam!" "May Happen a Little Earlier" Than We Expect

Tue, February 24th, 2015 | Category: TV, Film

Do the cryptic comments hint at a change to Warner Bros.' DC slate, or cameos by Shazam and Black Adam in other, earlier films?

TOYING AROUND: Marvel, Star Wars & the Complete Toy Fair 2015 Roundup

Sat, February 21st, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

After a dizzying few days at New York Toy Fair, we're back with more Marvel from Diamond Select Toys, Kotobukiya's new Super Powers and much more.

Bruce Campbell Compares "Ash Vs. Evil Dead" to "The Walking Dead"

Fri, February 20th, 2015 | Category: TV, Film

The fan-favorite actor talks about playing a more grizzled Ash in the Starz series, and competing with AMC's hit drama.

"Suicide Squad" Star Jared Leto Views The Joker As "Nearly Shakespearean"

Fri, February 20th, 2015 | Category: TV, Film

The Oscar winner reveals he's gaining weight to play what he describes as a "beautiful disaster of a character."

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