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 Maxim.com, UGO.com, Marvel.com 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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New York Toy Fair 2013: Adam West "Batman," "Game of Thrones" & More

Fri, February 15th, 2013 | Category: TV/Film

While Adam West's "Batman" series made a huge impression from many companies, other shows like "Ultimate Spider-Man," "The Big Bang Theory" and "Game of Thrones" joined in on the Toy Fair fun.

New York Toy Fair 2013: Bioshock Infinite, Gears of War Lead Gaming Charge

Thu, February 14th, 2013 | Category: Video Games

"Bioshock Infinite," "Gears of War," "Pathfinder," "Portal" and "Tomb Raider" toys were among the many game-inspired collectables from NECA and Diamond Select Toys displayed at New York Toy Fair 2013.

New York Toy Fair 2013: Man of Steel, Iron Man 3, G.I. Joe & more

Wed, February 13th, 2013 | Category: TV/Film

Huge summer blockbusters like "Man of Steel" and "Iron Man 3" get the toy treatment at Toy Fair 2013 along with classic favorites like "Rambo," Back To The Future" and "Ghostbusters."

New York Toy Fair 2013: Walking Dead, DC Cover Girls & More

Tue, February 12th, 2013 | Category: Comic Books

Hasbro, Mattel, Diamond Select, DC Collectibles and more showed off a wide variety of comic-based toys and collectibles at Toy Fair, including new statues, Invincible MiniMates and an Infinity Gauntlet bottle opener!

TOYING AROUND: The Pre-Toy Fair 2013 Edition

Sat, February 9th, 2013 | Category: Comic Books

Prior to the commencement of Toy Fair 2013 this weekend, toy companies showed off all kinds of product including merchandise from "The Walking Dead," "Iron Man 3" and DC Entertainment collectibles!

Digging Into "A Distant Soil" with Colleen Doran

Fri, February 8th, 2013 | Category: Comic Books

After six years, a delay caused in part by lost negatives, writer/artist Colleen Doran spoke to CBR about returning to her creator-owned fantasy series "A Distant Soil" at Image Comics/Shadowline.

Oeming & Glass Explore the "Legend" of "Mice Templar"

Wed, February 6th, 2013 | Category: Comic Books

Co-writers Bryan J.L. Glass and Michael Avon Oeming make their triumphant return to the world of "Mice Templar" with the fourth and final volume, "Legend," from Image Comics. Plus loads of exclusive art.

TOYING AROUND: Pre-New York Toy Fair Announcements

Sat, February 2nd, 2013 | Category: Comic Books

In preparation for next week's New York Toy Fair, a flurry of Star Wars, "Man of Steel," Doctor Who, Star Trek and "The Avengers" action figures were teased from companies like Kotobukiya and Mattel.

EXCLUSIVE: Oeming Declassifies "Powers: Bureau"

Fri, February 1st, 2013 | Category: Comic Books

With "Powers: Bureau" launching from Brian Michael Bendis and Michael Avon Oeming in February, CBR spoke with Oeming about the series new threats, its double-name change and the TV pilot's status. Plus, exclusive art!

Hester Explores Kirkman's "Invincible Universe"

Fri, February 1st, 2013 | Category: Comic Books

CBR News spoke with "Guarding the Globe" writer Phil Hester about his continued work exploring Robert Kirkman's sandbox with "Invincible Universe!" from Image Comics and Skybound.

Liefeld Takes "Youngblood" & "Bloodstrike" to the Extreme

Wed, January 30th, 2013 | Category: Comic Books

Rob Liefeld talks to CBR News about returning to his Extreme Studios titles "Bloodstrike" and "Youngblood," his "Icons" screenplay about the Image founders and more. Plus exclusive art!

TOYING AROUND: "Breaking Bad," "The Walking Dead" & All Kinds of Iron Men

Sat, January 26th, 2013 | Category: Comic Books

AMC's "Breaking Bad" buying into the action figure game headlined the week in toy announcements, followed by an armory full of "Iron Man" products and McFarlane Toys expanding "The Walking Dead" comic book line.

TOYING AROUND: Superman, The Joker & Many, Many MiniMates

Sat, January 19th, 2013 | Category: Comic Books

The week in toy announcements was dominated by new lines of MiniMates, from the latest Marvel wave to all-new Star Trek and Walking Dead figures. Plus, new Doctor Who merchandise and the latest from DC Collectibles.

Sejic Guides The Fantastic Characters of "Ravine"

Thu, January 17th, 2013 | Category: Comic Books

Creator Stjepan Sejic takes readers on a guided tour of the characters filling "Ravine," his Top Cow fantasy graphic novel series co-written with Ron Marz.

Talking About "Sex" With Joe Casey

Mon, January 14th, 2013 | Category: Comic Books

"Haunt" and "Gødland" writer Joe Casey spoke with CBR about his newest Image Comics series, the bluntly-titled "Sex" with artist Piotr Kowalski. The first issue goes on sale March 6.

TOYING AROUND: Watchmen, Thundercats, The Fantastic Four and More!

Sat, January 12th, 2013 | Category: Comic Books

This week's TOYING AROUND spotlights new "Watchmen" action figures and packaging, new Thundercats MiniMates and plenty of high-end Batman figurines from "The Dark Knight" & "The Dark Knight Rises."

Tim Seeley Sheathes "Hack/Slash"

Fri, January 11th, 2013 | Category: Comic Books

Writer and artist Tim Seeley spoke to CBR News about the end of his long running Image Comics horror title, "Hack/Slash," as well as his other ongoing series "Revival" and "Witchblade."

Jimmie Robinson Wields "Five Weapons"

Tue, January 8th, 2013 | Category: Comic Books

"Bomb Queen" creator Jimmie Robinson is set to write and draw "Five Weapons," the tale of a young man bucking social rules to become the greatest fighter around.

Andy Diggle Cracks Into "Thief of Thieves"

Tue, January 8th, 2013 | Category: Comic Books

"Action Comics," "Doctor Who" and "The Losers" writer Andy Diggle discusses joining the writer's room approach to Robert Kirkman's Skybound heist book "Thief of Thieves."

TOYING AROUND: "Iron Man 3," G.I. Joe & Django All Unchained

Sat, January 5th, 2013 | Category: Comic Books

The end of 2012 and beginning of the New Year has brought plenty of newly announced toy lines like Power Lords and "Django Unchained," plus new additions to MiniMates, ARTFX and more!

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