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,, 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: NYCC Exclusives & Halloween Scares Galore!

Sat, October 3rd, 2015 | Category: TV, Comic Books, Film

Diamond Select Toys, Funko and Super 7 all show off NYCC Exclusives while Vinyl Sugar and NECA gives us something to fear this month.

Bombshells: An Oral History of the DC Collectibles Line That Exploded In Popularity

Fri, October 2nd, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

The artists and creatives behind DC's pin-up inspired Bombshells discuss its massive, seemingly endless popularity and the line's past and future.

TOYING AROUND: NYCC Exclusives, He-Man, Batman, Marvel & More!

Sat, September 26th, 2015 | Category: TV, Comic Books, Video Games, Film

Funko and IAmElemental unveil NYCC exclusives while Tweeterhead shows off He-Man and plenty of adorable comic characters make their debut.

Larry Hama Debriefs G.I. Joe's "Cobra World Order"

Mon, September 21st, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

Legendary "G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero" writer Larry Hama sheds light on IDW's impending "Cobra World Order" story launching in #219.

TOYING AROUND: DC Heroes, Iron Man, Star Wars & More!

Sat, September 19th, 2015 | Category: TV, Comic Books, Video Games, Film

DC Collectibles revealed December goodness while Kotobukiya upgrades Iron Man's armor, Hot Toys chills with some Snowtroopers and much more.

Joe Madureira Details "Battle Chasers'" Return as Video Game, Comic

Thu, September 17th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books, Video Games

After more than a decade, Joe Mad revives "Battle Chasers" with a Kickstarter-fueled video game and three long-awaited new issues of the comic book.

"Guardians of the Galaxy" Producer Says Animated Team Finds Strength in Unity

Tue, September 15th, 2015 | Category: TV, Comic Books

Veteran animation producer Marty Isenberg discusses Disney XD's take on "Guardians of the Galaxy" and how, like the film, family is at its heart.

TOYING AROUND: Star Wars, Super Heroes, Cinema Stars & More!

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

Funko and Underground Toys have new Star Wars items while Sideshow, Kotobukiya and Executive Replicas flip to comic characters for inspiration.

Alex Robinson Comes to Grips with Adulthood in "Our Expanding Universe"

Tue, September 8th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

CBR spoke with the "Box Office Poison" cartoonist about his new Top Shelf OGN that shows how adulthood and and children can alter adult friendships.

TOYING AROUND: Star Wars Force Friday & More!

Sat, September 5th, 2015 | Category: TV, Comic Books, Film

Everyone from Hasbro and Hot Toys to Kotobukiya, Funko and more debuted their "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" toys and collectibles this week!

TOYING AROUND: Nick Fury Unpatched, Mondo's Leonardo and More!

Sat, August 29th, 2015 | Category: TV, Comic Books, Film

Gigantic new figures including Hot Toys Nick Fury, Mondo Leonardo and Executive Replica Sheena make the rounds this week.

TOYING AROUND: Many Minimates, Arty Avengers & More!

Sat, August 22nd, 2015 | Category: TV, Comic Books, Film

Diamond Select Toys unveils more Marvel and movie Minimates while Play Arts Kai shows off Black Widow and Captain America.

Carey & Perkins Build A Haunting Mystery In "Rowans Ruin"

Wed, August 19th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

Mike Carey and Mike Perkins blend an original horror tale with real-world history and geography in their haunted house thriller, "Rowans Ruin."

TOYING AROUND: X-Men, Boba Fett, Thundercats & More!

Sat, August 15th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

Sideshow's Sabertooth looks ready to rumble with Kotobukiya's Magik, plus lots of Pops from Funko and two takes on Boba Fett.

Scott and the Matthews Sisters Stir Up "Toil and Trouble" At Archaia

Mon, August 10th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

Mairghread Scott and Kelly and Nicole Matthews place "Macbeth's" trio of witches centerstage in a new limited series from Archaia.

TOYING AROUND: Quicksilver, Ant-Man, Steampunk Batman & More!

Sat, August 8th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

Hot Toys delivers cinematic takes on Quicksilver and Ant-Man, Batman gets a steampunk makeover plus more from Sideshow, Funko and beyond.

TOYING AROUND: Marvel Comics, Star Wars & More!

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

Star Wars and Marvel Comics characters dominate the week thanks to Hasbro, Hot Toys and Mr. Potato Head.

TOYING AROUND: The Great SDCC Wrap-Up Edition!

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

Hot Toys' "Ant-Man," classic Batman, a new life for an old toy line and all the Comic-Con collectibles we couldn't get to earlier.

TOYING AROUND: Opening the Comic-Con International Floodgates

Mon, July 13th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

Comic-Con International: San Diego has come gone and gone, and with it a metric ton of reveals from DC Collectibles, Hasbro, NECA and many more!

SDCC EXCLUSIVE: Bob Gale Discusses Heading "Back to the Future" at IDW

Wed, July 8th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

IDW Publishing will release a new "Back to the Future" comic headed by screenwriter Bob Gale who filled CBR in on what's next for Marty & Doc.