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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AMC Launches Kevin Smith's "Comic Book Men"

Fri, February 10th, 2012 | Category: TV/Film

Kevin Smith and his friends, the cast of AMC's "Comic Book Men," took to the stage to field questions, divulge show details and secrets and explain what fans can expect from the reality series.

Kevin Smith: Proud To Be A "Comic Book Man"

Thu, February 9th, 2012 | Category: TV/Film

Writer, director and podcaster Kevin Smith spoke with the press in New York City to talk about everything, from his upcoming AMC TV series "Comic Book Men" to the power of his SmodCast and much more.

Kirkman on "Thief of Thieves," "Walking Dead" & Writer's Rooms

Wed, February 8th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

Image Comics partner Robert Kirkman speaks with CBR about the launch of his new title "Thief of Thieves," Image Expo, "The Walking Dead," and the future of "The Infinite."

Hickman Gets Scientific with "The Manhattan Projects"

Fri, February 3rd, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

"Fantastic Four" and "Ultimates" writer Jonathan Hickman spoke to CBR News about his new alt-reality sci-fi series "The Manhattan Projects," his first ongoing at Image Comics.

Joe Keatinge Goes For The "Glory"

Fri, February 3rd, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

Image Comics PR guru turned writer Joe Keatinge discusses taking over "Glory" and creating his own superhero universe in "Hell Yeah" with exclusive art from "Hell Yeah" artist Andre Szymanowicz.

Erik Larsen on "Savage Dragon," "Supreme" & More

Mon, January 30th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

The Savage Dragon creator discusses his epic creator-owned book, drawing Alan Moore scripts, the #200 issue of "Savage Dragon and the status of digital comics.

COMMENTARY TRACK: Marz & Sablik Unearth "Artifacts" Vol. 3

Mon, January 16th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

Writer Ron Marz and Top Cow Publisher Filip Sablik discuss the universe-shattering conclusion to Top Cow's 13-issue "Artifacts" event as well as the ongoing spinoff.

COMMENTARY TRACK: Jay Faerber on "Near Death"

Wed, January 11th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

Jay Faerber joins us for a COMMENTARY TRACK covering the first four issues of his Image Comics ongoing series "Near Death," in which a a former assassin turns over a new leaf after realizing he's going to Hell.

Rossmo Infects "Rebel Blood"

Tue, January 3rd, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

The artist behind creator-owned hits "Proof" and "Green Wake" takes a crack at writing his own zombie book for Image Comics' Shadowline Imprint. CBR spoke with Riley Rossmo for details.

Michael Moreci & Steve Seeley's "Hoax Hunters" Graduates to An Ongoing Series

Tue, December 27th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

The writing duo behind the "Hack/Slash" back-up series spoke with CBR on transitioning to an ongoing series, all-new artist Axel Medellin and what the future holds for the "Hoax Hunters" investigative team.

EXCLUSIVE: Mattel Toys with the DC Universe

Mon, December 26th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

CBR spoke with the minds behind Mattel's DC Universe action figures about the new online-exclusive Club Infinite Earths, plus an exclusive look at the second wave of All-Stars.

EXCLUSIVE: Seeley Gets Extreme with "Bloodstrike"

Tue, December 20th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

"Hack/Slash" creator Tim Seeley handles Rob Liefeld's undead zombie soldiers for the Extreme Studios relaunch at Image in January. CBR spoke with Seeley and got an exclusive preview of the book.

Marz and Seeley are the Bearers of the "Witchblade"

Wed, December 14th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

Writers Ron Marz and Tim Seeley team up to discuss the building blocks of "Witchblade" with CBR, dealing with the cheesecake tag and building the Top Cow Universe while sharing exclusive pages from issue #150

Valentino Casts a Shadowline at Image

Tue, December 13th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

CBR spoke with Image Comics founder and former Image Central Publisher Jim Valentino about the early days of Image, his Shadowline publishing imprint, "Morning Glories" and more.

EXCLUSIVE: Brian K. Vaughan Starts His "Saga"

Mon, December 12th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

Creator Brian K. Vaughan shared an exclusive exclusive four page lettered preview and details about "Saga," his March-debuting Image Comics title written by Vaughan with art by Fiona Staples.

Kurtis Wiebe Gets Lost with "Peter Panzerfaust"

Wed, December 7th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

"Green Wake" and "The Intrepids" writer Kurtis J. Wiebe mixes Peter Pan with World War II in his upcoming Image Comics title. CBR spoke with Wiebe about the February-debuting series.

EXCLUSIVE: Seeley Takes a "Hatchet" to "Hack/Slash"

Fri, December 2nd, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

"Hack/Slash" creator Tim Seeley hands his creations over to Benito Cereno and artist Ariel Zucker-Brull for "Hack/Slash Annual 2011: Hatchet/Slash." CBR has details and exclusive art.

Andy Suriano Pages "Doc Bizarre, M.D."

Thu, December 1st, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

Artist Andy Suriano put on the latex gloves to explain the ins and outs of his and co-creator Joe Casey's new Image graphic novel "Doc Bizarre, M.D." while sharing some exclusive pages.

Mike Allred Celebrates 20 Years of a Mad, Mad, Madman World

Tue, November 29th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

Creator Mike Allred scares up an all-star cast of talent to help celebrate two decades of his most famous creation in the "Madman: 20th Anniversary Monster" hardcover. Plus, an exclusive look at Allred's story!

Angelo Tirotto Builds "No Place Like Home"

Fri, November 25th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

Writer and co-creator Angelo Tirotto spoke with CBR News about the influence of "The Wizard of Oz" on his and artist Richard Jordan's upcoming murder mystery horror comic from Image, "No Place Like Home."

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