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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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!

TOY FAIR EXCLUSIVE: McFarlane Toys Debuts All-New Spawn Figure

Fri, February 12th, 2016 | Category: Comic Books

Todd McFarlane's toy company returns to its roots with a brand new Spawn action figure.

TOY FAIR EXCLUSIVE: Harley Quinn Joins NECA's Quarter Scale Line

Fri, February 12th, 2016 | Category: Comic Books, Video Games

Harley's popular "Batman: Arkham City" incarnation gets the quarter scale treatment from NECA, and CBR has the exclusive first look!

TOY FAIR EXCLUSIVE: First Look at DC's Jim Lee BlueLine Superman

Thu, February 11th, 2016 | Category: Comic Books

Superman joins Batman in DC Collectibles' Jim Lee-inspired line of BlueLine action figures, and CBR has the exclusive reveal.

TOYING AROUND: "Batman v Superman," Winter Soldier, Minimates & More!

Sat, February 6th, 2016 | Category: TV, Comic Books, Video Games, Film

Mezco introduces new "Batman v Superman" characters while Diamond Select Toys reveals new Minimates and "Captain America: Civil War" figures.

EXCLUSIVE: Supernatural Symbiotic Spiders Run The World in Spurrier's "Weavers"

Thu, February 4th, 2016 | Category: Comic Books

Simon Spurrier shares the exclusive first word on his new series, in which people gain grotesque powers when spiders infect their bodies.

TOYING AROUND: "Batman v Superman," Skeletor, Ninja Turtles & More!

Sat, January 30th, 2016 | Category: TV, Comic Books, Video Games, Film

Hot Toys unleashes 1/6 and full scale armored Batman collectibles while Ninja Turtles, He-Man, Thundercats and more see a resurgence.

Fialkov's "Godzilla: Oblivion" Idolizes The Iconic Thunder Lizard

Fri, January 29th, 2016 | Category: Comic Books

Writer Joshua Hale Fialkov talks with CBR about transforming the terrible thunder lizard a veritable god in "Godzilla Oblivion."

TOYING AROUND: "Suicide Squad," "Batman v Superman," "Captain America: Civil War" & More!

Sat, January 23rd, 2016 | Category: TV, Comic Books, Video Games, Film

DC Collectibles reveals Suicide Squad statues, "Batman v Superman" products unleashed and Hasbro takes sides in "Captain America: Civil War."

TOYING AROUND: Captain Marvel, "Batman v Superman," Thundercats & More!

Sat, January 16th, 2016 | Category: TV, Comic Books, Video Games, Film

Sideshow stuns with a Captain Marvel statue while DC Collectibles and Kotobukiya raid the Batcave and Mattel launches a Thundercats subscription.

TOYING AROUND: Star Wars, "Batman v Superman," "Walking Dead" & More!

Sat, January 9th, 2016 | Category: TV, Comic Books, Video Games, Film

Hot Toys unveils Finn from "The Force Awakens," Funko has a "Batman v Superman" bonanza, McFarlane Toys has new "Walking Dead" toys and a statue!

TOYING AROUND: Batman v Superman, Stay Puft, Classic Wolverine & More!

Sat, December 19th, 2015 | Category: TV, Comic Books, Film

DC Collectibles and Diamond Select Toys go solicit-crazy, while Hot Toys reveals "Captain America: Civil War" and "Batman v Superman" figures!

TOYING AROUND: Deadpool Gets Cute, War Machine, Rey Arrive & More

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

The Merc with a Mouth gets a gaggle of new toys, "The Force Awakens" goes hyper-realistic, and Thundercats' Tygra roars.

EXCLUSIVE: History Mutates in "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Deviations"

Fri, December 11th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

Tom Waltz and Zach Howard talk with CBR about a world where Shredder leads the Turtles against Splinter and his allies.

EXCLUSIVE: "Rom: The Spaceknight" Shoots for the Stars with Ryall & Gage

Thu, December 10th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

Chris Ryall and Christos Gage spoke with CBR about transforming their love for the classic character into all-new star-spanning comic book adventures.