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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CCI EXCLUSIVE: Kickstarting "Cyber Force" At Top Cow

Tue, July 10th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

Top Cow President and COO Matt Hawkins spoke exclusively with CBR News to explain exactly how the Kickstarter-funded "Cyber Force" relaunch will work, the tiered rewards for donors and the Cow's ultimate goal.

Jamie S. Rich Expands "Madman's" World With "It Girl and The Atomics"

Tue, July 10th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

Longtime "Madman" editor Jamie S. Rich expounds on the new Image Comics series "It Girl and the Atomics" and talks about further developing Mike Allred's "Madman" universe with series artist Mike Norton.

"Dark Knight Rises" Website Reveals Story Details, New IMAX Poster

Fri, July 6th, 2012 | Category: TV/Film

With the July 20 premiere of "The Dark Knight Rises" fast approaching, Warner Bros. has released a new IMAX poster, a Hong Kong trailer and nearly 50 pages of production notes.

COMMENTARY TRACK: Brandon Graham On "Prophet"

Thu, July 5th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

Brandon Graham discusses his re-envisioning of Rob Liefeld's "Prophet" into a sci-fi epic in a far flung future, bringing his unique vision and an all-star indie comics artist lineup to the acclaimed title.

Talking Top Cow's Rebirth With Matt Hawkins

Tue, July 3rd, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

Top Cow President and C.O.O. Matt Hawkins spoke to CBR about fan reaction to Top Cow's recent Rebirth, a potentia "Darkness" film, and the just-announced departure of Publisher Filip Sablik.

EXCLUSIVE: Constructing Haunt's Statue With McFarlane Toys

Fri, June 22nd, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

McFarlane Toys' founder Todd McFarlane and Prototype Development Director Michael Gulen discuss the creation of the all-new, limited edition Haunt statue, providing CBR with an exclusive first look at the final product.

Layman Goes Under Cover With "Chew: Secret Agent Poyo"

Thu, June 21st, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

John Layman spoke with CBR about his and Rob Guillory's cybernetic luchador secret agent rooster-starring one-shot, "Chew: Secret Agent Poyo." Plus, an exclusive preview of the comic!

Layman Heads Out of This World with "Mars Attacks"

Mon, June 18th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

"Chew" creator John Layman discusses driving the "Mars Attacks" spaceship for IDW's new ongoing comic based on the Topps trading card property. Plus, exclusive art!

Zubkavich Leads The Way On Dynamite's "Pathfinder"

Thu, June 14th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

"Skullkickers" creator Jim Zubkavich discusses taking the reins on the comic book adaptation of Paizo Publishing's tabletop RPG "Pathfinder," sharing an exclusive look at Erik Jones' first issue variant cover.

Exhuming "The Walking Dead" With Charlie Adlard

Wed, May 30th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

Artist Charlie Adlard discusses his and Robert Kirkman's creative synergy, celebrating "The Walking Dead's" 100th issue, seeing his characters translated to television, the role of gore in the series and more.

Lieberman & Lorimer Open Up About "Harvest"

Tue, May 29th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

CBR News spoke to "Cowboy Ninja Viking" and "Term Life" writer A.J. Lieberman and artist Colin Lorimer about the seedy world of organ thievery in August's "Harvest" from Image Comics.

Seagle Explores Adolescence in "Batula"

Thu, May 17th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

Man of Action Steven T. Seagle re-teams with "Frankie Stein" artist Marco Cinello for "Batula," a brand new kid-friendly one-shot from Image Comics called "Batula."

COMMENTARY TRACK: Jim Zub on "Skullkickers" #14

Tue, May 15th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

"Skullkickers" writer and co-creator Jim Zubkavich sat down with CBR News to discuss the origins of Rex's weapon, Thool's relaxed dialog, and what's coming up next in the Image Comics series.

Geoff Johns, Jim Fletcher Talk DC Collectibles

Thu, May 10th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

Geoff Johns and Jim Fletcher spoke all things DC Collectibles with CBR, from the high-end collectibles company's new name to online exclusives and their personal dream projects.

Robert Kirkman Celebrates 100 Issues of "The Walking Dead"

Wed, May 9th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

The "Walking Dead" creator Robert Kirkman spoke to CBR News about the most disturbing moment in his smash hit zombie series so far, and how July's #100 will top it.

McFarlane Celebrates Twenty Years of "Spawn"

Fri, April 27th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

Image Comics co-founder Todd McFarlane spoke with CBR about the 20th Anniversary of "Spawn," writing as Will Carlton, his plans for taking the comic digital and the future of his Hell-born character.

Kurtis J. Wiebe Shuffles Through The "Debris"

Wed, April 25th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

CBR spoke with writer Kurtis J. Wiebe about his and artist Riley Rossmo's "Debris," an new Image series that tells the tale of survival in a junk-ridden future Earth populated by vengeful spirits known as Colossals.

Garing's "Planetoid" is a Real Space Case

Thu, April 19th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

Ken Garing's upcoming Image Comics miniseries finds a career soldier and all-around badass trying to survive after crash landing on a mysterious planet. CBR spoke with him for details.

Tim Daniel Hits It Big With "Enormous"

Wed, April 18th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

Writer Tim Daniel and artist Mehdi Cheggour add their twist to the giant monsters ravaging the earth concept in "Enormous," an original one-shot coming in July from Image Comics' Shadowline imprint.

C2E2: Bob Schreck Climbs "The Tower Chronicles"

Fri, April 13th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

Legendary Comics Editor-in-Chief Bob Schreck discusses the creation of the supernatural thriller "The Tower Chronicles" by Thomas Tull, Matt Wagner and Simon Bisley. Plus, the debut of Jim Lee's cover for the series!