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.

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SDCC: Matt Hawkins Reveals Top Cow's Big Plans

Sat, July 20th, 2013 | Category: Comic Books

Matt Hawkins spoke with CBR about Top Cow's Comic-Con announcements, touching on everything from "Teen Witchblade" and "Aphrodite IX" to a slate of new Minotaur Press series' and a "Darkness" film.

TOYING AROUND: SDCC Merchandise part 1

Sat, July 20th, 2013 | Category: Comic Books

Hot Toys, Hasbro, DC Collectibles and more show off their upcoming products at Comic-Con International in San Diego, including Greg Capullo inspired Batman figures, plus He-Man and high-end "Iron Man 3" pieces.

Eric Stephenson on the New State of Image Comics

Wed, July 17th, 2013 | Category: Comic Books

Image Comics Publisher Eric Stephenson tells CBR about the publisher's unique fanbase, their new DRM-free digital strategu and the growing roster of best selling creators going creator-owned.


Mon, July 15th, 2013 | Category: TV, Film

Supervising Producer Cort Lane guides readers through the most recent mythology-packed episode of "Ultimate Spider-Man" featuring Green Goblin, Dr. Octopus, Venom and another step on Peter's quest to be a better hero!

TOYING AROUND: The Final Comic-Con International Exclusives Revealed

Sat, July 13th, 2013 | Category: Comic Books

Before Comic-Con International in San Diego begins next week, companies like Hasbro, Bif Bang Pow and Kotobukiya revealed their final wave of exclusives! Plus, new items from Star Wars, Doctor Who & "The Hobbit" lore.

Howard Chaykin Saddles Up For "Century West"

Fri, July 12th, 2013 | Category: Comic Books

Legendary comics creator Howard Chaykin spoke to CBR about bringing "Century West," a tale of the Old West meeting Hollywood at the turn of the century, to the States through Image Comics.

Glen Brunswick has a "Reality Check" at Image

Thu, July 11th, 2013 | Category: Comic Books

Writer Glen Brunswick teams up with new artist Viktor Bogdanovic to introduce comic book creator Willard Penn to his lovelorn superhero creation, Dark Hour in "Reality Check" from Image Comics.

Unmasking "Ultimate Spider-Man's" Deadpool with Joe Kelly & Cort Lane

Mon, July 8th, 2013 | Category: TV, Film

Writer and Man of Action member Joe Kelly talks with CBR and show producer Cort Lane about his return to scripintg Deadpool for the latest episode of Disney XD's "Ultimate Spider-Man."

TOYING AROUND: The 2013 Comic-Con International Wish List

Sat, July 6th, 2013 | Category: Comic Books

Comic-Con International is just around the corner, and as the masses begin to make their way to sunny San Diego, TOYING AROUND takes a look at the best toys to be offered exclusively at the biggest show of the summer.

EXCLUSIVE: Matt Hawkins Ponders "Think Tank" Year Two

Tue, July 2nd, 2013 | Category: Comic Books

Top Cow President and COO Matt Hawkins reveals exclusively to CBR that "Think Tank," his science-action series with Rahsan Ekedal, has become an ongoing and shares his future plans.

Brian K Vaughan on "Saga's" Success, Controversy & the Future of Digital Comics

Mon, July 1st, 2013 | Category: Comic Books

Brian K. Vaughan discusses the first year of "Saga," independent digital publishing with "The Private Eye" and returning to television with "Under the Dome" while offering advice to the "Y the Last Man" filmmakers.

TOYING AROUND: Hot Toys' Hulk from "The Avengers"

Sat, June 29th, 2013 | Category: Comic Books

Hasbro's new line-up of Star Wars figures, "The Big Bang Theory" Pop! Vinyl collectibles & DC's Comic-Con International exclusive "Batman '66" #1 toy cover highlight this week's edition of TOYING AROUND.

EXCLUSIVE: Grace & Freedman Pledge To "Burn The Orphanage"

Wed, June 26th, 2013 | Category: Comic Books

Creators Sina Grace and Daniel Freedman spoke to CBR News about teaming up for the story of Rock, a street tough looking to find out who torched his home in "Burn the Orphanage: Born To Lose."

Unmasking "Ultimate Spider-Man" - Enter the Ultimate Spider-Hulk

Mon, June 24th, 2013 | Category: TV, Film

Cort Lane discusses Hulk and Spidey 's mind swap, setting the groundwork for the upcoming "Hulk and the Agents of S.M.A.S.H." series and working with the great Stan Lee in the latest episode of "Ultimate Spider-Man."

TOYING AROUND: Licensing Expo Announcements & More SDCC Exclusives

Sat, June 22nd, 2013 | Category: Comic Books

New "Man of Steel," "Kick-Ass 2" and "Star Wars" Comic-Con International in San Diego exclusives were revealed this week, while "Guardians of the Galaxy" & "Godzilla" lines were announced at Las Vegas' Licensing Expo.

Rucka Unveils Post-Apocalytpic Family Secrets in "Lazarus"

Fri, June 21st, 2013 | Category: Comic Books

Greg Rucka discusses the story concepts and creative process behind the post-apocalyptic "Lazarus," his first experience making comics at Image Comics with longtime collaborator Michael Lark.

Unmasking "Ultimate Spider-Man" with Producer Cort Lane

Mon, June 17th, 2013 | Category: TV, Film

In the first installment of CBR's new "Ultimate Spider-Man" recap interview series, Supervising Producer Cort Lane discusses the show's origins, its new take on Scorpion, Mini-Spider-Man, Clark Gregg's Agent Coulson and more.

TOYING AROUND: A Cavalcade of SDCC Exclusives

Sat, June 15th, 2013 | Category: Comic Books

Diamond Select Toys, Icon Heroes, Dark Horse and more get in on the San Diego Comic-Con exclusive game while new "Man of Steel," "Pacific Rim," Sailor Moon and Spider-Man pieces debut in this week's TOYING AROUND.

EXCLUSIVE: JMS Explores Dark Side of Teenage Superheroing in "Sidekick"

Mon, June 10th, 2013 | Category: Comic Books

J. Michael Straczynski discusses teaming up with artist Tom Mandrake for "Sidekick," a new 12-issue title exploring the dark side of teenaged superheroing from the Joe's Comics label. Plus, an exclusive preview.

TOYING AROUND: Tons of CCI 2013 Exclusive Merchandise Revealed

Sat, June 8th, 2013 | Category: Comic Books

Hasbro, Mezco, Gentle Giant and Hollywood Collectibles unveiled a plethora of July's Comic-Con International in San Diego exclusives, including Star Wars busts, Deadpool figures & Transformers/G.I. Joe hybrids!