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.

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TOYING AROUND: "Batman v Superman," Winter Soldier, Minimates & More!

Sat, February 6th, 2016 | Category: TV, Comic Books, Video Games, Film

Mezco introduces new "Batman v Superman" characters while Diamond Select Toys reveals new Minimates and "Captain America: Civil War" figures.

EXCLUSIVE: Supernatural Symbiotic Spiders Run The World in Spurrier's "Weavers"

Thu, February 4th, 2016 | Category: Comic Books

Simon Spurrier shares the exclusive first word on his new series, in which people gain grotesque powers when spiders infect their bodies.

TOYING AROUND: "Batman v Superman," Skeletor, Ninja Turtles & More!

Sat, January 30th, 2016 | Category: TV, Comic Books, Video Games, Film

Hot Toys unleashes 1/6 and full scale armored Batman collectibles while Ninja Turtles, He-Man, Thundercats and more see a resurgence.

Fialkov's "Godzilla: Oblivion" Idolizes The Iconic Thunder Lizard

Fri, January 29th, 2016 | Category: Comic Books

Writer Joshua Hale Fialkov talks with CBR about transforming the terrible thunder lizard a veritable god in "Godzilla Oblivion."

TOYING AROUND: "Suicide Squad," "Batman v Superman," "Captain America: Civil War" & More!

Sat, January 23rd, 2016 | Category: TV, Comic Books, Video Games, Film

DC Collectibles reveals Suicide Squad statues, "Batman v Superman" products unleashed and Hasbro takes sides in "Captain America: Civil War."

TOYING AROUND: Captain Marvel, "Batman v Superman," Thundercats & More!

Sat, January 16th, 2016 | Category: TV, Comic Books, Video Games, Film

Sideshow stuns with a Captain Marvel statue while DC Collectibles and Kotobukiya raid the Batcave and Mattel launches a Thundercats subscription.

TOYING AROUND: Star Wars, "Batman v Superman," "Walking Dead" & More!

Sat, January 9th, 2016 | Category: TV, Comic Books, Video Games, Film

Hot Toys unveils Finn from "The Force Awakens," Funko has a "Batman v Superman" bonanza, McFarlane Toys has new "Walking Dead" toys and a statue!

TOYING AROUND: Batman v Superman, Stay Puft, Classic Wolverine & More!

Sat, December 19th, 2015 | Category: TV, Comic Books, Film

DC Collectibles and Diamond Select Toys go solicit-crazy, while Hot Toys reveals "Captain America: Civil War" and "Batman v Superman" figures!

TOYING AROUND: Deadpool Gets Cute, War Machine, Rey Arrive & More

Sat, December 12th, 2015 | Category: TV, Comic Books, Film

The Merc with a Mouth gets a gaggle of new toys, "The Force Awakens" goes hyper-realistic, and Thundercats' Tygra roars.

EXCLUSIVE: History Mutates in "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Deviations"

Fri, December 11th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

Tom Waltz and Zach Howard talk with CBR about a world where Shredder leads the Turtles against Splinter and his allies.

EXCLUSIVE: "Rom: The Spaceknight" Shoots for the Stars with Ryall & Gage

Thu, December 10th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

Chris Ryall and Christos Gage spoke with CBR about transforming their love for the classic character into all-new star-spanning comic book adventures.

TOYING AROUND: Boba Fett, Jaime Lannister, Contra & More!

Sat, December 5th, 2015 | Category: TV, Comic Books, Video Games, Film

The armored and well-armed come together thanks to new Boba Fett, "Game of Thrones" and video game collectibles this week!

Smith Syncs "Wynonna Earp" Comic with TV Series for Original Adventures

Thu, December 3rd, 2015 | Category: TV, Comic Books

Beau Smith talks with CBR about rustling up new stories from his monster-hunting character's earlier days to coincide with the upcoming Syfy TV series.

Higgins' "Power Rangers" is a Story of Outsiders, Teamwork and Zords

Thu, November 19th, 2015 | Category: TV, Comic Books

The writer explains to CBR how he'll tell the story of Tommy's shift from villain to hero, despite the never-ceasing machinations of Rita Repulsa.

TOYING AROUND: Bunches of Batman, Marvel TV Heroes & More!

Sat, November 14th, 2015 | Category: TV, Comic Books, Video Games, Film

DC Collectibles and Prime 1 Studio debut Dark Knight statues while Diamond Select Toys shows off some new Marvel Minimates.

Marc Guggenheim Teases Rocket-Powered Nazis in "The Rocketeer at War!"

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

The "Arrow" EP discusses the surprises that await Cliff Secord when he and Dave Bullock's new series sends the wartime hero into Axis territory.

TOYING AROUND: Loki, Captain Phasma, "Walking Dead" & More!

Sat, November 7th, 2015 | Category: TV, Comic Books, Video Games, Film

Characters from the biggest movies and shows around rule the collecting roost -- from Loki and Rick Grimes to Captain Phasma and even Chucky.

TOYING AROUND: Superman, Batman, Ant-Man & More!

Sat, October 31st, 2015 | Category: TV, Comic Books, Video Games, Film

NECA expands its DC movie line of action figures while Hot Toys offers updates on the ultra-realistic Paul Rudd Ant-Man figure and much more!

Six New Supernatural Scares For Halloween

Thu, October 29th, 2015 | Category: Film

Forget all of those slasher flicks and remakes, we're taking a look at six recent supernatural films that are sure to give you chills.

Five New Genre-Bending Horror Films For Halloween

Wed, October 28th, 2015 | Category: Film

We take a look at five recent horror movies that offer new takes on established subgenres, from werewolves and vampires to zombies and haunted houses.

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