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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TOYING AROUND: Punisher, Minimates, DC Super Hero Girls & more!

Sat, April 2nd, 2016 | Category: TV, Comic Books, Video Games, Film

Mezco unleashes the Punisher, Diamond Select Toys unveils cartoon-based Marvel Minimates and Mattel shows off DC Super Hero Girls role play!

TOYING AROUND: Batman, Superman, Wonder Woman & More!

Sat, March 26th, 2016 | Category: TV, Comic Books, Video Games, Film

"Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice" inspires new pieces from Hot Toys, Mezco, Sideshow Collectibles and more!

TOYING AROUND: "Captain America: Civil War," Daredevil, Wolverine & More!

Sat, March 19th, 2016 | Category: TV, Comic Books, Video Games, Film

Marvel takes center stage this week with new collectibles based on "Captain America: Civil War" and characters like Daredevil, Wolverine and more!

TOYING AROUND: One:12 Collective, Joker, Captain America & More!

Sat, March 12th, 2016 | Category: Comic Books

Mezco's One:12 Collective continues to grow as Sideshow reminds us the terrifying power of Heath Ledger's Joker in "The Dark Knight."

Mark Waid Explains "Insufferable's" Road Trip and the Joy of Writing Morons

Wed, March 9th, 2016 | Category: Comic Books, Digital Comics

"Insufferable: On the Road" writer and Thrillbent co-founder Mark Waid discusses his story and working in all aspects of the comic book industry.

"Goldie Vance" Puts Together the Clues With Larson & Williams

Wed, March 9th, 2016 | Category: Comic Books

Hope Larson and Brittney Williams reveal the origins of BOOM!'s new girl detective, "Goldie Vance."

Roberts & Barber Celebrate 50 Issues of IDW's "Transformers" Titles

Wed, March 9th, 2016 | Category: Comic Books

Writers James Roberts and John Barber look back at the massive changes they've put IDW's Transformers comics through, and ahead to 50 more issues.

TOYING AROUND: Drax, Red Sonja, Batman & More!

Sat, March 5th, 2016 | Category: TV, Comic Books, Video Games, Film

Hot Toys unsheathes Guardians of the Galaxy's Drax, Tweeterhead goes classic with Batman and Diamond Select Toys shows off Comic Book Heroes.

"Neuromancer" Author William Gibson Warps Comics, Reality in IDW's "Archangel"

Thu, March 3rd, 2016 | Category: Comic Books

The father of cyberpunk tells CBR about working with IDW and artist Butch Guice to make a story about alternate realities his first comic book.

TOYING AROUND: Even More Toy Fair Recaps & Lots of New Stuff!

Sat, February 27th, 2016 | Category: TV, Comic Books, Video Games, Film

Looking back at more of Mattel and Mezco Toy Fair showing and new products featuring Batman, Iron Man and more!

TOYING AROUND: The Great Toy Fair Wrap-Up Edition!

Sat, February 20th, 2016 | Category: TV, Comic Books, Video Games, Film

CBR closes out its Toy Fair 2016 coverage with even more goodness from Mattel, Hasbro, Kid Robot, Kotobukiya and many more!

TOY FAIR 2016: NECA Revels in Everything, From Life-Size Batman to Cinemachines

Fri, February 19th, 2016 | Category: TV, Comic Books, Video Games, Film

Video game, movie and TV properties like "Batman: Arkham City," "Terminator" and "Ash vs. Evil Dead" made grand debuts at NECA's booth in New York.

TOY FAIR 2016: Funko Expands with "Suicide Squad," "Civil War," "Game of Thrones" & More

Thu, February 18th, 2016 | Category: TV, Comic Books, Video Games, Film

Pop Vinyl, Mystery Mini, Mopeez and more bring dozens of new characters into the Funko fold, from "Suicide Squad" to Barbie and beyond.

Landis, David Usher "Dirk Gently" to Television, Try to Honor Adams' Legacy

Thu, February 18th, 2016 | Category: TV, Comic Books

"Dirk Gently" EPs Max Landis and Arvind Ethan David discuss the new incarnation of Douglas Adams' Holistic Detective on TV and in comics.

TOY FAIR 2016: LEGO Builds New DC, Marvel & Star Wars Sets

Wed, February 17th, 2016 | Category: Comic Books, Film

Comic and film-based takes on DC and Marvel's comic book and movie icons as well as Star Wars galore filled the LEGO show room in New York.

TOY FAIR 2016: Diamond Select Does "Gotham" "iZombie," Kevin Smith & More

Wed, February 17th, 2016 | Category: TV, Comic Books, Film

The toy maker will expand its Minimates line in 2016, while adding more licensed products for "X-Files," "X-Men" and more.

TOY FAIR 2016: McFarlane Explains Why Spawn Still Drives His Toy Line, New Licenses

Tue, February 16th, 2016 | Category: Comic Books

McFarlane Toys founder Todd McFarlane tells CBR about big announcements from the show, new licenses and the changing face of the toy industry.

TOY FAIR 2016: DC Collectibles Gets Animated, Brings DC Films to Life & More

Mon, February 15th, 2016 | Category: TV, Comic Books, Digital Comics, Film

The company is growing its "Batman: The Animated Series" offerings, launch several Harley Quinn-based lines and Intrdouce more Greg Capullo figures.

Toy Fair 2016: Hasbro Expands Marvel, Star Wars Lines

Mon, February 15th, 2016 | Category: TV, Comic Books, Film

Between Marvel comic and movie figures and brand new Star Wars offerings, Hasbro had plenty to show off at Toy Fair.

TOYING AROUND: Everything Before New York Toy Fair Edition!

Sat, February 13th, 2016 | Category: TV, Comic Books, Video Games, Film

DC Collectibles, Diamond Select Toys, Hot Toys and more showed off killer new collectibles before the show even started!