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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McFarlane Celebrates Twenty Years of "Spawn"

Fri, April 27th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

Image Comics co-founder Todd McFarlane spoke with CBR about the 20th Anniversary of "Spawn," writing as Will Carlton, his plans for taking the comic digital and the future of his Hell-born character.

Kurtis J. Wiebe Shuffles Through The "Debris"

Wed, April 25th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

CBR spoke with writer Kurtis J. Wiebe about his and artist Riley Rossmo's "Debris," an new Image series that tells the tale of survival in a junk-ridden future Earth populated by vengeful spirits known as Colossals.

Garing's "Planetoid" is a Real Space Case

Thu, April 19th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

Ken Garing's upcoming Image Comics miniseries finds a career soldier and all-around badass trying to survive after crash landing on a mysterious planet. CBR spoke with him for details.

Tim Daniel Hits It Big With "Enormous"

Wed, April 18th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

Writer Tim Daniel and artist Mehdi Cheggour add their twist to the giant monsters ravaging the earth concept in "Enormous," an original one-shot coming in July from Image Comics' Shadowline imprint.

C2E2: Bob Schreck Climbs "The Tower Chronicles"

Fri, April 13th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

Legendary Comics Editor-in-Chief Bob Schreck discusses the creation of the supernatural thriller "The Tower Chronicles" by Thomas Tull, Matt Wagner and Simon Bisley. Plus, the debut of Jim Lee's cover for the series!

Matt Hawkins Opens a "Think Tank" At Top Cow

Fri, April 13th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

Top Cow's President and Chief Operating Officer Matt Hawkins returns to writing comics this July with the bleeding edge science-based "Think Tank" from the Cow's Minotaur Press imprint.

C2E2: Bobby Curnow Unleashes "Battle Beasts" at IDW

Thu, April 12th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

Bobby Curnow spoke with CBR News about writing the adventures of the all-new "Battle Beasts," laying out his plans for the Diamond Select Toy line's comic book adventures .

Palmiotti & Gray Bring Triggergirl 6 to "Creator Owned Heroes"

Tue, April 10th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

CBR spoke with "All-Star Western" and "The Ray" writers Justin Gray and Jimmy Palmiotti about joining forces with Steve Niles to produce an anthology series for their creator-owned characters.

"Black Swan" Writer McLaughlin Recruits "Youngblood"

Wed, March 28th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

John McLaughlin, screenwriter of "Black Swan" and the upcoming "Parker" starring Jason Statham, spoke to CBR about entering the world of comics with Rob Liefeld's Extreme relaunch.

Edmondson Gets Limber with "Dancer"

Mon, March 26th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

CBR News spoke to "Who Is Jake Ellis?" and "The Activity" writer Nathan Edmondson about "Dancer," his new Image series about a retired assassin and his dancer girlfriend with Nic Klein.

Wiebe Jumps into "Grim Leaper"

Thu, March 22nd, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

CBR News spoke with "Green Wake" writer Kurtis J. Wiebe who yet another creator-owned series at Image Comics/Shadowline with the supernatural ghost romance story "Grim Leaper."

Hine Embraces "The Darkness"

Wed, March 21st, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

The writer of "The Spirit," "Azrael" and "Batman and Robin" takes the reigns on Top Cow's number one anti-hero, Jackie Estacado, and CBR News spoke with him about his take.

Jonathan Hickman Has a "Secret"

Wed, March 14th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

"Manhattan Projects" and "Fantastic Four" writer Jonathan Hickman kicks off a new Image Comics series with Ryan Bodenheim. CBR News spoke with Hickman for details.

Hitch and Ross Prove "America's Got Powers"

Wed, March 7th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

CBR News spoke with writer Jonathan Ross and artist Bryan Hitch about their new creator-owned book from Image Comics that combines reality TV with super heroics.

Talking Twenty Years of Top Cow with Marc Silvestri

Thu, March 1st, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

Top Cow founder Marc Silvestri spoke with CBR about twenty years of comics, games and more, from the success of "The Darkness" and "Witchblade" to the future of the Top Cow Universe and beyond.

Joe Casey Delivers "The Milkman Murders" To Image Comics

Mon, February 27th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

Announced at last weekend's Image Expo, Joe Casey brings his and artist Steve Parkhouse's dark story to Image in 2012 with a larger, hardcover edition of "The Milkman Murders."

IMAGE EXPO '12: Re[a]ding Seagle and Kristiansen's "Diary"

Sat, February 25th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

Writer Steven T. Seagle speaks exclusively with CBR News about translating Teddy Kristiansen's "The Red Diary" and remixing it into the brand new "The Re[a]d Diary," announced at this weekend's Image Expo.

Jim McCann "Minds the Gap"

Tue, February 21st, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

CBR News speaks with Eisner-winning writer Jim McCann about "Mind the Gap," his upcoming foray into the world of ongoing creator-owned comics with artist Rodin Esquejo at Image Comics.

NYTF 2012: NECA Brings Video Games & Movies to Toys

Wed, February 15th, 2012 | Category: TV/Film

NECA showed off toys based on "Bioshock Infinite," "Assassin's Creed," "Rocky," "Gremlins," "The Hunger Games" and plenty of other figures at Toy Fair 2012.

NYTF 2012: Hasbro Showcases "The Avengers," "Amazing Spider-Man" & More

Wed, February 15th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

Hasbro revealed figures based on “The Avengers” and “The Amazing Spider-Man” as well as brand new entries in the Marvel Legends and Marvel Universe lines at New York Toy Fair 2012.

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