Dylan Roth

Brooklyn, NY
Susquehanna University
Movies, TV, Comics
  • Dylan is a freelance film critic and feature writer whose work can be found at Looper, Fanbyte, and StarTrek.com.
  • He was the founder and Editor-in-Chief of the pop culture site Deadshirt.net, which regularly published reviews and feature articles on comics, film, and television from 2013 to 2018.
  • The first season of Gotham City Book Club, his series of long-form articles diving into the "Year One" era of Post-Crisis Batman comics, was self-published in 2019.


Dylan Roth is a lifelong writer of fiction, non-fiction, and music who has only recently turned pro. In 2013, he founded Deadshirt.net, an amateur pop culture commentary site where he contributed over 100 reviews, essays, and interviews and served as Editor-In-Chief for most of the site's five-year run. His experience editing contributions from a stable of about a dozen writers at a time helped him to develop a high standard for copy and to understand the expectations of his own editors in the professional world. In 2019, he rededicated himself to professional critical and feature writing, and has since become a regular freelance contributor at Looper and Fanbyte. His mission as a writer is to demystify dense pop cultural entities for casual audiences and to throw open the gates of what we used to call "geek culture."


Dylan has a Bachelor's Degree in Creative Writing from Susquehanna University, where his study of both fiction and non-fiction helped him to craft a voice that is both lively and professorial.
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