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.

Articles By TJ Dietsch

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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.

TOYING AROUND: DC Comics Rules the Roost

Sat, October 24th, 2015 | Category: TV, Comic Books, Video Games, Film

DC Collectibles, Mezco, Sideshow Collectibles and Figures Toy Company all make theirs DC this week.

TOYING AROUND: The New York Comic Con Wrap-Up

Sat, October 17th, 2015 | Category: TV, Comic Books, Video Games, Film

Sideshow Collectibles, Bluefin Tamshii Nations, Diamond Select Toys and others display all kinds of goodies at NYCC.

Witchblade Wrap-Up: Looking Back With Marc Silvestri, Ron Marz & Tim Seeley

Thu, October 15th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

As "Witchblade" comes to a close, co-creator and Top Cow CEO Marc Silvestri looks back on Sara Pezzini's legacy with writers Ron Marz and Tim Seeley.

NYCC: Rodriguez Gets Bloody at the "From Dusk Till Dawn: The Series" Panel

Wed, October 14th, 2015 | Category: TV

Robert Rodriguez, D.J. Cotrona, Zane Holtz, Eiza Gonzalez and more discuss the second season of El Ray's "From Dusk Till Dawn: The Series."

TOYING AROUND: New York Comic Con Round One

Sat, October 10th, 2015 | Category: TV, Comic Books, Video Games, Film

Hasbro, Diamond Select Toys and "The Walking Dead" all make strong showings at this year's edition of the New York Comic Con.

NYCC: Thompson & Campbell Re-Team For "Dark Jem"

Fri, October 9th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

It's a "Jem and the Holograms" creative team reunion when Kelly Thompson and Sophie Campbell spin their tale of "Dark Jem."

NYCC EXCLUSIVE: Ghostbusters Go Worldwide In New "International" Series

Fri, October 9th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

Erik Burnham and Dan Schoening expand on Dan Aykroyd's plans and send the team globe-hopping in IDW's "Ghostbusters International" series.

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.