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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Oeming & Glass Explore the "Legend" of "Mice Templar"

Wed, February 6th, 2013 | Category: Comic Books

Co-writers Bryan J.L. Glass and Michael Avon Oeming make their triumphant return to the world of "Mice Templar" with the fourth and final volume, "Legend," from Image Comics. Plus loads of exclusive art.

TOYING AROUND: Pre-New York Toy Fair Announcements

Sat, February 2nd, 2013 | Category: Comic Books

In preparation for next week's New York Toy Fair, a flurry of Star Wars, "Man of Steel," Doctor Who, Star Trek and "The Avengers" action figures were teased from companies like Kotobukiya and Mattel.

EXCLUSIVE: Oeming Declassifies "Powers: Bureau"

Fri, February 1st, 2013 | Category: Comic Books

With "Powers: Bureau" launching from Brian Michael Bendis and Michael Avon Oeming in February, CBR spoke with Oeming about the series new threats, its double-name change and the TV pilot's status. Plus, exclusive art!

Hester Explores Kirkman's "Invincible Universe"

Fri, February 1st, 2013 | Category: Comic Books

CBR News spoke with "Guarding the Globe" writer Phil Hester about his continued work exploring Robert Kirkman's sandbox with "Invincible Universe!" from Image Comics and Skybound.

Liefeld Takes "Youngblood" & "Bloodstrike" to the Extreme

Wed, January 30th, 2013 | Category: Comic Books

Rob Liefeld talks to CBR News about returning to his Extreme Studios titles "Bloodstrike" and "Youngblood," his "Icons" screenplay about the Image founders and more. Plus exclusive art!

TOYING AROUND: "Breaking Bad," "The Walking Dead" & All Kinds of Iron Men

Sat, January 26th, 2013 | Category: Comic Books

AMC's "Breaking Bad" buying into the action figure game headlined the week in toy announcements, followed by an armory full of "Iron Man" products and McFarlane Toys expanding "The Walking Dead" comic book line.

TOYING AROUND: Superman, The Joker & Many, Many MiniMates

Sat, January 19th, 2013 | Category: Comic Books

The week in toy announcements was dominated by new lines of MiniMates, from the latest Marvel wave to all-new Star Trek and Walking Dead figures. Plus, new Doctor Who merchandise and the latest from DC Collectibles.

Sejic Guides The Fantastic Characters of "Ravine"

Thu, January 17th, 2013 | Category: Comic Books

Creator Stjepan Sejic takes readers on a guided tour of the characters filling "Ravine," his Top Cow fantasy graphic novel series co-written with Ron Marz.

Talking About "Sex" With Joe Casey

Mon, January 14th, 2013 | Category: Comic Books

"Haunt" and "Gødland" writer Joe Casey spoke with CBR about his newest Image Comics series, the bluntly-titled "Sex" with artist Piotr Kowalski. The first issue goes on sale March 6.

TOYING AROUND: Watchmen, Thundercats, The Fantastic Four and More!

Sat, January 12th, 2013 | Category: Comic Books

This week's TOYING AROUND spotlights new "Watchmen" action figures and packaging, new Thundercats MiniMates and plenty of high-end Batman figurines from "The Dark Knight" & "The Dark Knight Rises."

Tim Seeley Sheathes "Hack/Slash"

Fri, January 11th, 2013 | Category: Comic Books

Writer and artist Tim Seeley spoke to CBR News about the end of his long running Image Comics horror title, "Hack/Slash," as well as his other ongoing series "Revival" and "Witchblade."

Jimmie Robinson Wields "Five Weapons"

Tue, January 8th, 2013 | Category: Comic Books

"Bomb Queen" creator Jimmie Robinson is set to write and draw "Five Weapons," the tale of a young man bucking social rules to become the greatest fighter around.

Andy Diggle Cracks Into "Thief of Thieves"

Tue, January 8th, 2013 | Category: Comic Books

"Action Comics," "Doctor Who" and "The Losers" writer Andy Diggle discusses joining the writer's room approach to Robert Kirkman's Skybound heist book "Thief of Thieves."

TOYING AROUND: "Iron Man 3," G.I. Joe & Django All Unchained

Sat, January 5th, 2013 | Category: Comic Books

The end of 2012 and beginning of the New Year has brought plenty of newly announced toy lines like Power Lords and "Django Unchained," plus new additions to MiniMates, ARTFX and more!

Napton Raises the "Son of Merlin"

Wed, January 2nd, 2013 | Category: Comic Books

"Warlord of Mars" writer and Avengelyne co-creator Robert Napton mixes science with magic in the modern day miniseries "Son of Merlin" from Heroes and Villains and Top Cow.

"Ravine" is a Fantasy for Sejic & Marz

Thu, December 20th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

"Witchblade" and "Artifacts" collaborators Stjepan Sejic and Ron Marz unveil their new project "Ravine," a fantasy-based series of graphic novels that will push Sejic to his artistic limits.

Kirkman Celebrates an "Invincible" Centennial

Mon, December 17th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

"Invincible" creator Robert Kirkman discusses the possibility of killing off lead Mark Grayson in the series' 100th issue which concludes "The Death of Everyone" storyline.

TOYING AROUND: "The Hobbit" Statues, Minimates' "U.S.S. Enterprise"

Sat, December 15th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

Movies are heavily represented this week in the latest edition of TOYING AROUND, as "The Hobbit," "Aliens," "Ghostbusters," "Star Trek" and other flicks inspire new collectibles.

Pope Digs Deep for "One Trick Rip-Off/Deep Cuts"

Tue, December 11th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

Writer and artist Paul Pope revisits his '90s work with a colored hardcover collection of his story "One Trick Rip-Off" as well as new, mostly unseen material in new book from Image Comics.

EXCLUSIVE: McLaughlin Spills on "Youngblood's" 75th Issue

Tue, December 11th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

Writer John McLaughlin spoke with CBR News about penning the 75th issue of "Youngblood" for Image Comics and the conflict between new and old Shaft, plus, an exclusive preview of the landmark issue!.