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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Ryall, Rodriguez Reveal the Sci-Fi Inspiration Behind "Onyx"

Mon, May 25th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

Chris Ryall & Gabriel Rodriguez tell CBR about unleashing a new type of space knight in "Onyx," their upcoming adventure series from IDW Publishing.

TOYING AROUND: Exclusives, DC Bombshells & More!

Sat, May 23rd, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

Mezco shows off a "Dark Knight Returns" SDCC exclusive, DC announces a Bombshells comic book and a double dose of Iron Man from Hot Toys.

Funko VP Says "Persistence and Aggressive Passion" Led to Company's Growth

Mon, May 18th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

Ben Butcher, Funko's Vice President of Creative, discusses with CBR the collectible company's expansion from bobblehead maker to diverse licensee.

TOYING AROUND: DC Comics, Marvel & Star Wars!

Sat, May 16th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

Comic, video game and movie versions of superheroes share the spotlight with SDCC exclusives and Star Wars stalwarts this week.

TOYING AROUND: Diamond Select Toys Solicitations, Mattel Exclusives & More

Sat, May 9th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

DST comes out strong with a solid batch of solicits while Mattel honors Harold Ramis with an SDCC exclusive and much, much more.

Liefeld Talks Busy Summer Schedule: "Bloodstrike," "Brigade" & "The Covenant"

Thu, May 7th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

Writer/artist Rob Liefeld is keeping his plate full of action at Image Comics and explains plans for "Bloodstrike," "Brigade" and "The Covenant."

EXCLUSIVE: Sebela, Sawyer Bring "Welcome Back" To Life At BOOM!

Thu, May 7th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

Perpetually reincarnated warriors clash in a new action series from Christopher Sebela and Jonathan Brandon Sawyer.

Leth & Cummings Discuss Giving BOOM! an All-Ages "Power Up"

Tue, May 5th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

"Bravest Warriors" alums Kate Leth and Matt Cummings tell CBR News about combining their abilities on BOOM!'s all-new series, "Power Up."

TOYING AROUND: Merry Marvel Movies & More!

Sat, May 2nd, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

Diamond Select, Hot Toys and Factory Entertainment celebrate Marvel with Hulkbuster Iron Man, "Ant-Man" and "Guardians of the Galaxy" collectibles.

EXCLUSIVE: Justin Jordan Talks Getting Weird with "John Flood" at BOOM! Studios

Thu, April 30th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

"Deep State" writer Justin Jordan spoke with CBR about developing his new dream state detective "John Flood" with "Polarity" artist Jorge Coelho.

"Forager" Team Illuminates the Darkness of Space with Hopeful Sci-Fi Tale

Mon, April 27th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

Justin Gray, Jimmy Palmiotti and Steven Cumming prove that not all space stories need to revolve around dark, desolate threats looming over humanity.

TOYING AROUND: Ultron, Star Wars & DC Super Hero Girls!

Sat, April 25th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

Ultron scores a Hot Toys and 3A unveiling this week, while Funko shows classic Star Wars Pop Vinyls and Mattel has plans for DC's new initiative.

Scott Lobdell Talks Swimming with Aspen Toward "The Four Points"

Fri, April 24th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

"Convergence" writer Scott Lobdell returns to Aspen with a new series starring a team of apocalypse-thwarting female heroes including Aspen Matthews.

Ryall, David Welcome Douglas Adams' Dirk Gently To Comics

Tue, April 21st, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

Writer Chris Ryall and Ideate Media's Arvind Ethan David reveal what's in store for the holistic detective in his upcoming series from IDW Publishing.

TOYING AROUND: Celebrating Star Wars, Scarlet Witch & "Superbad"

Sat, April 18th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

With Star Wars Celebration comes a variety of new Star Wars collectibles, plus new DC, Marvel, Mega Man and more.

EXCLUSIVE: Creative Team Reunites For Alyssa Milano's "Hacktivist Volume 2"

Fri, April 17th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

Jackson Lanzing, Collin Kelly, Alyssa Milano and Marcus To are ready to cause a ruckus with the second volume of "Hacktivist."

Emotions Run High in First Clip From Pixar's "Inside Out"

Fri, April 17th, 2015 | Category: Film

Amy Poehler’s Joy gets ready for school in the first clip from Pixar’s upcoming fantasy-comedy.

Josh Hartnett Regrets Turning Down Christopher Nolan's Batman Films

Fri, April 17th, 2015 | Category: TV, Film

The "Penny Dreadful" star laments that his fears about Hollywood led him to miss out on a career-changing role.

Star Wars Celebration Program Reveals Full Stormtrooper Armor

Thu, April 16th, 2015 | Category: Film

Before the fan gathering officially begins, we’re given a first full-body shot of a stormtrooper from "Star Wars: The Force Awakens."

RUMOR: "Batman V Superman" Trailer to Dawn This Week

Wed, April 15th, 2015 | Category: Film

Director Zack Snyder will reportedly offer a glimpse of the first "Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice" trailer ahead of its full release on Monday.

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