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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Flash Actor Grant Gustin Tracks His Character’s Appearance on "Arrow"

Mon, September 23rd, 2013 | Category: TV, Film

Recently cast "Arrow" actor Grant Gustin discusses his upcoming appearance as both Barry Allen and The Flash, and offers a hint about what his costume might look like.

TOYING AROUND: Here an Exclusive, There an Exclusive

Sat, September 21st, 2013 | Category: Comic Books

DC Collectibles, Funko, Diamond Select Toys and more show off some of their New York Comic Con-exclusive action figures and statues while other store-specific pieces get shown off!

TOYING AROUND: DC Comics & Star Wars!

Sat, September 14th, 2013 | Category: Comic Books

DC's stable of superheroes and everyone's favorite galaxy from far, far away inspired all kinds of toy and statue reveals this week. Dive into the latest edition of TOYING AROUND!

"Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D." Offers Another Look Behind the Scenes in New Video

Thu, September 12th, 2013 | Category: TV, Film

ABC shows off more footage from "Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.," featuring co-creator Joss Whedon and stars Clark Gregg, Chloe Bennet, Brett Dalton and J. August Richards.

EXCLUSIVE: Steven Grant Plays With The Truth In "Deceivers"

Wed, September 11th, 2013 | Category: Comic Books

"2 Guns" writer Steven Grant returns to BOOM! Studios for his next creator-owned book, "Deceivers," which is based on a concept he's been developing for over three decades.

TOYING AROUND: Classics Revisited

Sat, September 7th, 2013 | Category: Comic Books

Batman, Hulk, Iron Man, Frankenstein and Godzilla all get new statues and action figures based on their long histories of greatness! Plus a little bit of the new to mix things up!

Matt Fraction Gets Cheeky With "Sex Criminals"

Thu, September 5th, 2013 | Category: Comic Books

"Hawkeye" and "Satellite Sam" writer Matt Fraction displays his humorous side in "Sex Criminals" with artist Chip Zdarsky. The writer spoke with CBR about the highly-anticipated Image Comics title.

TOYING AROUND: New "Adventure Time" Pop Vinyls, X-Force Psylocke Statue

Sat, August 31st, 2013 | Category: Comic Books

From "Iron Man 3" to "Alien" & "Man of Steel," pieces based on huge movie successes made their debut this week. Plus, Sideshow Collectibles revealed a new Gwen Stacey statue based on J. Scott Campbell's design!

Larime Taylor Belts Out "A Voice in the Dark"

Thu, August 29th, 2013 | Category: Comic Books

Writer and artist Larime Taylor tells CBR about bringing his Kickstarter-funded comic "A Voice in the Dark," drawn entirely with his mouth and a Wacom tablet, to Top Cow's Minotaur Press imprint.

Montclare & Reeder Blast to the Past in "Rocket Girl"

Thu, August 29th, 2013 | Category: Comic Books

Amy Reeder & Brandon Montclare return to Kickstarter and Image Comics for the time-traveling cop series "Rocket Girl." The pair spoke with CBR about their new ongoing series, sharing an exclusive peek as Issue #2.

Matt Damon: Affleck Will Be "Great" as Batman, Nixes Possible Turn as Robin

Wed, August 28th, 2013 | Category: TV, Film

Matt Damon says he “doesn’t see” himself as Robin to Ben Affleck’s Batman while expressing his belief that his writing partner's turn as the Dark Knight "will be terrific."

"Scooby-Doo" Returning to Big Screen With All-New Animated Movie

Tue, August 27th, 2013 | Category: TV, Film

Warner Bros. has turned to "Short Circuit" screenwriter Matt Lieberman to help bring Scooby, Shaggy, Velma and the gang back to the big screen in an all-new animated feature.

Gillen Pits "Three" Against 300 at Image

Mon, August 26th, 2013 | Category: Comic Books

"Phonogram" and "Uber" writer Kieron Gillen returns to Image Comics in October with "Three," a historical thriller following three slaves pursued by Sparta's 300, drawn by Ryan Kelly and colored by Jordie Bellaire.

McFarlane Says New "Spawn" Movie Will Be Horror, Could Shoot Next Year

Mon, August 26th, 2013 | Category: TV, Film

Creator Todd McFarlane says production likely will begin next year on a new "Spawn" movie that will be more horror/thriller than superhero action.

TOYING AROUND: Ladies Night!

Sat, August 24th, 2013 | Category: Comic Books

DC's Black And White Harley Quinn statue, Kotobukiya's Supergirl piece, Tomb Raider Minimates, a vinyl Maggie Simpson toy and a Daenerys action figure highlight this week's leading lady edition of TOYING AROUND.

UPDATE: Bradley Cooper In Talks For "Guardians of the Galaxy's" Rocket Racoon

Thu, August 22nd, 2013 | Category: TV, Film

Unnamed sources have confirmed that Bradley Cooper is in talks to play Rocket Raccoon for "Guardians of the Galaxy," while Elizabeth Olsen is in negotiations to play the Scarlet Witch in "Age of Ultron."

Starkings Celebrates "Elephantmen" #50 With Painted Issue

Wed, August 21st, 2013 | Category: Comic Books

"Elephantmen" creator Richard Starkings walks down memory lane, recounting the origins of Hip Flask up through its landmark 50th issue from Image Comics and artists Axel Medellin and Gabriel Bautista.

TOYING AROUND: Jim Lee's Batman & Catwoman Kiss for New Statue

Sat, August 17th, 2013 | Category: Comic Books

New solicits bring about all kinds of toy and statue reveals, including NECA's latest Aliens vs. Predator line-up, Gentle Giant's Yoda statue and McFarlane Toys' upcoming "The Walking Dead" series.

Jonathan Luna Returns to Montly Comics With "Alex + Ada"

Mon, August 12th, 2013 | Category: Comic Books

"The Sword" and "Girls" co-creator Jonathan Luna makes his way back to Image Comics with the futuristic robo-romance "Alex + Ada" alongside co-writer Sarah Vaughn, debuting this November.

"Guardians of the Galaxy Set Photos Reveal Aliens, Novas and Glenn Close

Mon, August 12th, 2013 | Category: TV, Film

A small army of aliens and Novas run loose on the Millennium Bridge along with a first look at Glenn Close's character in the latest London set photos from Marvel’s "Guardians of the Galaxy."