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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EXCLUSIVE: David Hine Destroys Jackie Estacado In "Darkness Falls"

Wed, April 3rd, 2013 | Category: Comic Books

Top Cow's long-running "Darkness" series comes to an end in July, and CBR has the exclusive first word on David Hine and Stjepan Sejic's follow-up miniseries, "Darkness Falls."

TOYING AROUND: Batusi Batman & "Iron Man 3" Die Cast Figures

Sat, March 30th, 2013 | Category: Comic Books

A Cesar Romero Joker action figure, exclusive Star Wars Weekend merchandise, realistic Daft Punk figurines and a pair of Mark Buckingham designed "Fables" bookends highlighted this week's toy news.

COMMENTARY TRACK: McCann Guides Us Through "Lost Vegas" #1

Mon, March 25th, 2013 | Category: Comic Books

In CBR's latest COMMENTARY TRACK, writer Jim McCann discusses the ins and outs of the first issue of his latest collaboration with artist Janet Lee, the Image Comics sci-fi adventure "Lost Vegas."

TOYING AROUND: Sideshow's Superman & Chewbacca, Hot Toys' Iron Patriot

Sat, March 23rd, 2013 | Category: Comic Books

This week, high-end collectibles reigned supreme while action figure announcements included the likes of Jurassic Park, a Burt Ward Robin, "Mirror, Mirror" Star Trek MiniMates and vinyl Doctor Who blind boxes!

Nathan Edmondson Sells "The Dream Merchant"

Wed, March 20th, 2013 | Category: Comic Books

"Where is Jake Ellis?" writer Nathan Edmondson teams up with Russian newcomer Konstantin Novosadov to create a wild world for young Winslow in Image Comics' "The Dream Merchant."

Hine Brings "Progeny" to "The Darkness"

Tue, March 19th, 2013 | Category: Comic Books

"The Darkness" writer David Hine spoke with CBR News about laying the building blocks for Top Cow's "Progeny" crossover in the pages of his ongoing series with artist Jeremy Haun.

TOYING AROUND: Lots From DC Comics and Animation, Plus: The Wolverine!

Sat, March 16th, 2013 | Category: Comic Books

This week, DC Collectibles shows off all kinds of toys and statues based on various DCU characters while Diamond Select Toys reveals Marvel movie and comic toys!

Marz Unites Top Cow's "Artifacts" with "Progeny"

Mon, March 11th, 2013 | Category: Comic Books

"Artifacts" writer and long time Top Cow Universe architect Ron Marz spoke to CBR News about the "Progeny" crossover event, Top Cow's first company-wide crossover since Rebirth.

TOYING AROUND: Doctor Who, Batman & More Get The Multi-Pack Treatment

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

New figures based on classic "Doctor Who" characters get their time in the spotlight along with the latest Ninja Turtles, Star Wars, Iron Man, Batman, Ultron and other collectibles!

Seeley Talks "Progeny's" Impact on "Witchblade"

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

"Hack/Slash" creator Tim Seeley opens up about his involvement in the Top Cow Universe-wide crossover "Progeny" and how it will affect his ongoing story in "Witchblade."

EXCLUSIVE: Joe Casey Rolls with "The Bounce"

Mon, March 4th, 2013 | Category: Comic Books

"Sex" and "Butcher Baker" writer Joe Casey channels a certain wise-cracking web head from another company on his new Image Comics title with David Messina called "The Bounce."

TOYING AROUND: Sideshow's Darth Vader, Metal Iron Man

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

The week in collectibles included new looks at heavy metal Iron Man, lots of DC Comics themed LEGO sets, strange Marvel MiniMates and a contemplative Darth Vader from Sideshow Collectibles.

EXCLUSIVE: McKeever Deals with Big Ideas in "Miniature Jesus"

Wed, February 27th, 2013 | Category: Comic Books

"Meta 4" and "Mondo" writer/artist Ted McKeever talks about bringing his unique take to a returned religious figure in his latest Shadowline/Image series "Miniature Jesus." Plus, an exclusive preview!

Hickman Points "East of West" In The Right Direction

Tue, February 26th, 2013 | Category: Comic Books

"Avengers" writer and "The Manhattan Projects" creator Jonathan Hickman lines up new sci-fi/action/western "East of West" at Image Comics with "FF" artist Nick Dragotta.

TOYING AROUND: "Man of Steel" & "Walking Dead" Figures, Ultron Statue

Sat, February 23rd, 2013 | Category: Comic Books

Post-Toy Fair 2013 the news slows down for new merchandise announcements, but this week we finally lay eyes on the full first wave of the "Man of Steel Movie Masters" figures and new "The Walking Dead" TV toys!

Talking Top Cow, "Think Tank" With Matt Hawkins

Fri, February 22nd, 2013 | Category: Comic Books

Top Cow's Matt Hawkins discusses balancing his COO duties for the Image Comics partner studio with writing his own comic, "Think Tank," and bringing Pilot Season title "Theory of Everything" to the big screen.

TOYING AROUND: The Toy Fair 2013 Wrap-Up

Sat, February 16th, 2013 | Category: Comic Books

The latest TOYING AROUND spotlights the New York Toy Fair reveals we missed earlier in the week, including the Marvel Select Silver Surfer and Hot Toys' Thor action figures, a pair of DC Collectibles statues and more!

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."

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