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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NYCC: McFarlane & Casey "Spawn" a New Direction for "Haunt"

Wed, October 19th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

Image Comics founder Todd McFarlane, Joe Casey, Nathan Fox and more discuss the future of "Spawn," "Haunt," animation, action figures and how whoring yourself out can pay off.

NYCC: Kirkman is Skybound in New York

Mon, October 17th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

Image Comics partner Robert Kirkman discussed the future of his Skybound imprint at New York Comic Con plus news on projects with writer Brandon Seifert and artist Shawn Martinbrough.

NYCC: Image's Creator-Owned Panel with Robert Kirkman

Sun, October 16th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

Image Comics creators Robert Kirkman, Rob Liefeld, Jim McCann, Joe Keatinge, Tim Seeley and more discuss the joys of owning your creations and new projects, with a special video message from Ed Brubaker.

NYCC: Hine Takes on "The Darkness," Resurrects "Bulletproof Coffin"

Sat, October 15th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

Writer David Hine spoke with CBR News about taking over "The Darkness" with issue #101 and returning to his creator-owned "Bulletproof Coffin" with collaborator Shaky Kane.

NYCC: Dark Horse - 25 Years and Beyond

Sat, October 15th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

Tom Morello, Brian Wood, Jan Duursema and other Dark Horse creators discussed their new projects and what lies in store for the publisher during its New York Comic Con panel.

NYCC: The Resurrection of Extreme Studios

Fri, October 14th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

Announced today at NYCC, Rob Liefeld's Extreme Studios returns to Image Comics with new issues of "Youngblood," "Prophet," "Glory" and never before published Alan Moore "Supreme" stories.

COMMENTARY TRACK: Marz and Sablik on "Artifacts" Vol. 2

Thu, October 13th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

Writer Ron Marz and editor Filip Sablik, masterminds behind Top Cow's "Artifacts" series bring Witchblade, the Darkness and everyone else together for a universe-sweeping epic.

Doug TenNapel Lays Out "Ratfist" on the Daily

Tue, October 4th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

CBR News spoke with "Earthworm Jim" and "Creature Tech" creator Dough TenNapel about turning his efforts toward the soon-to-be-collected "Ratfist," his first foray into web comics.

Denton & Keene Raise the Dead In "Pilot Season: Fleshdigger"

Fri, September 30th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

Writers Shannon Eric Denton and Brad Keene join forces with artist Alex Sanchez to create their own unique zombie vigilante for this year's iteration of Top Cow's Pilot Season.

Goff Paints a "Blood Red Dragon"

Wed, September 28th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

Writer Jon Goff scripts the fictionalized story of real-life Japanese pop star Yoshiki as dreamed up by Stan Lee and developed by Todd McFarlane. CBR News spoke with Goff about the project.

ONE TO WATCH: Jim Zubkavich

Wed, September 28th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

"Skullkickers" creator Jim Zubkavich spoke with CBR about how he got into comics, his fantasy origins and why the leads of his breakthrough series were introduced to the comic buying public before they even had names!

Edmondson Gets Physical with "The Activity"

Mon, September 19th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

Nathan Edmondson shines some light on the dark world of espionage with "The Activity." CBR News spoke with the writer about his and artist Mitch Gerads' December-debuting Image title.

Frank Cho Mixes "Guns & Dinos"

Thu, September 15th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

Frank Cho is a busy guy, but that hasn't stopped him from adding writing and drawing the upcoming "Guns & Dinos" miniseries at Image Comics. CBR spoke with Cho about the series.

Blair Butler Slings "Fresh Ink" with "Heart"

Thu, September 8th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

G4 host Blair Butler moves from covering comics to writing them with November's "Heart" from Image Comics. CBR spoke with Butler about the four-issue series with art by Kevin Mellon.

Nguyen and Co. Offer New Shades in "Carbon Grey Origins"

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

Co-creator Hoang Nguyen fleshes out his alternate-history universe with Khari Evans, Pop Mhan & others in "Carbon Grey Origins" from Image Comics.

Thought Bubble Bursts Forth with New Anthology

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

The U.K.-based Thought Bubble, aka the Leeds Comic Art Festival, releases an anthology through Image Comics featuring Charlie Adlard, horror director Stuart Gordon, Andy Diggle and many more.

Paul Grist Slings "Mudman"

Thu, August 25th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

"Jack Staff" and "Kane" writer/artist Paul Grist explores his home town and the perils of teenage superheroics in "Mudman" from Image Comics, plus exclusive art.

Hopeless Hits the Bullseye with "LoveStruck"

Thu, August 25th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

Dennis Hopeless discusses Cupid's corporate takeover of love in the pages of "LoveStruck," his September-shipping graphic novel from Image Comics.

Schreck Enlists for the CBLDF's "Liberty Annual 2011"

Fri, August 19th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

Editor Bob Schreck assembles Mark Waid, Frank Quitely, Craig Thompson and more comic book luminaries to contribute to Image Comics' "CBLDF Liberty Annual 2011" with an EXCLUSIVE look at Waid and Jeff Lemire's story.

Jordan Shows "The Strange Talent of Luther Strode"

Thu, August 18th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

Justin Jordan and Tradd Moore head to Image Comics and combine their talents to present those of Luther Strode, a high-school loser granted amazing powers thanks to an ad from a dusty comic.