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: 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!

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."