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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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.

NYTF 2012: DC Direct Showcases "Watchmen," "Dark Knight Rises," "Arkham City" & More

Tue, February 14th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

DC's in-house collectible creators showed off all-new statues and action figures for "Watchmen," "Dark Knight Rises," "Arkham City," the New 52 and more at Toy Fair 2012.

NYTF 2012: Diamond Select Toys Raise "The Walking Dead," "Amazing Spider-Man" & More

Tue, February 14th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

CBR News checks in with a rundown and photos of Diamond Select Toys' brand new Walking Dead MiniMates as well as a ton of new Marvel MiniMates and "Amazing Spider-Man" toys and statues!

NYTF 2012: Mattel Rises with DC, "Dark Knight" and More

Tue, February 14th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

CBR was there as Mattel assembled a bevy of figures at this year's New York Toy Fair from "Dark Knight Rises," the DC Universe, Ghostbusters and Masters of the Universe Classics.

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.