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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Snyder and Tuft Piece Together "Severed"

Fri, June 17th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

Incoming "Batman" writer Scott Snyder and lifelong friend Scott Tuft team with artist Atilla Futaki to create the historical horror epic “Severed” from Image Comics. CBR News spoke with the writers.

McFarlane Cedes "Haunt" to Casey & Fox

Wed, June 15th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

"Haunt" co-creator Todd McFarlane spoke with CBR about shifting creative teams from Robert Kirkman and Greg Capullo to the incoming Joe Casey and Nathan Fox while sharing an exclusive look at Fox's art for #19.

Playing With The Walking Dead

Thu, June 9th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

CBR News spoke with the makers of the upcoming "Walking Dead Board Game" to see how they captured the intensity of the comic in a playable format.

Moder Sheds Light on "Shinku"

Fri, June 3rd, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

With the first issue in stores now from Image Comics, artist Lee Moder spoke with CBR News about the creative process behind "Shinku," a modern Japanese vampire epic written by Ron Marz.

Rubin and Kirkham Work in "Mysterious Ways"

Thu, June 2nd, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

CBR spoke with writer Jason Rubin and artist Tyler Kirkham about "Mysterious Ways," their upcoming supernatural thriller from Top Cow. The duo discusses marketing, redemption video games and more.

Sarkar Opens "The Vault"

Wed, June 1st, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

In writer Sam Sarkar's "The Vault" from Image, treasure hunters explore a mysterious underwater cavern, a shipwreck prone island and a deep sea digging robot. CBR has details and exclusive art.

Hahn Pulls an "All Nighter"

Wed, June 1st, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

Writer and artist David Hahn spoke with CBR News about the process of moving "All Nighter" from DC's now-defunct Minx line of graphic novels to a miniseries at Image Comics.

Baxter Takes Aim with "Marksmen"

Fri, May 27th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

Writer David Baxter discusses, "Marksmen," his post apocalyptic-meets-western miniseries with CBR News. The series debuts for $1 this July from Image Comics and Benaroya Publishing.

Haun Unearths "Artifacts"

Wed, May 18th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

Jeremy Haun spoke with CBR about drawing Top Cow's universe-wide event "Artifacts" and the intimidation of following Michael Broussard and Whilce Portacio on the series, plus exclusive art.

Touring "Screamland" with Sipe & Sebela

Mon, May 16th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

Co-writers Harold Sipe and Christopher Sebela and artist Lee Leslie explore Hollywood's monstrous underbelly in the new, July-debuting ongoing "Screamland" series from Image Comics.

Wiseman Spills "Samurai's Blood"

Fri, May 13th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

This June, writer Owen Wiseman brings his blood-soaked, action-filled Japanese epic "Samurai Blood" to Image Comics. Wiseman spoke with CBR News about the inner workings of his samurai tale.

Counting '"50 Girls 50" with Frank Cho & Doug Murray

Wed, May 11th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

Co-creators Frank Cho and Doug Murray spoke with CBR News about their space-faring, sci-fi epic romp "50 Girls 50," a new Image Comics series drawn by Axel Medellin.

Bringing Back "Breed" with Jim Starlin

Wed, May 4th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

Legendary writer and artist Jim Starlin brings his series "Breed" out of retirement for a third and possibly final miniseries from Image Comics. Starlin spoke with CBR about his creation.

Stephenson on the State of Image Comics

Thu, April 28th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

Image Comics Publisher Eric Stephenson spoke with CBR News on everything from his company's place in the comics industry to grooming young talent and up and coming books for the rest of the year.

Cliff Rathburn Raps About "Reaper"

Thu, April 28th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

Cliff Rathburn of "Walking Dead" fame dusts off his creator-owned "Reaper" for a long-awaited second issue where he tackles all the creative bases, from writing to lettering and everything in between.

Liefeld Resurrects "Avengelyne"

Mon, April 25th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

Rob Liefeld spoke with CBR about this summer's return of his fan-favorite character Avengelyne under the creative watch of writer Mark Poulton and artist Owen Gieni. Plus, exclusive art from issue 2!

Getting "Repulsed" with Szymon Kudranski

Fri, April 22nd, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

"Spawn" and "Streets of Gotham" artist Szymon Kudranski spoke with CBR News about "Repulse," a gritty tale examining death, robots and how the two can come together in a spectacularly violent fashion.

Seeing "Red (Spike)" with Cahn

Fri, April 22nd, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

Writer Jeff Cahn crafts a story of super soldiers using solid science in the pages of "Red Spike," a tale of two adrenaline-powered soldiers handling their newfound abilities in different ways.

Daniel Corey Makes His "Moriarty"

Mon, April 18th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

Daniel Corey reinvents Sherlock Holmes' greatest adversary Professor Moriarty for his and artist Anthony Diecidue new series, "Moriarty: The Dark Chamber." We spoke with the writer about the World War I era project.

Enrolling At Smith & Villavert's "Gladstone's School for World Conquerors"

Wed, April 13th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

Mark Andrew Smith teams with Armand Villavert Jr. on "Gladstone's School For World Conquerors," a book about teen supervillains learning to fill their parents' evil super-boots.