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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Seeley Talks "Progeny's" Impact on "Witchblade"

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

"Hack/Slash" creator Tim Seeley opens up about his involvement in the Top Cow Universe-wide crossover "Progeny" and how it will affect his ongoing story in "Witchblade."

EXCLUSIVE: Joe Casey Rolls with "The Bounce"

Mon, March 4th, 2013 | Category: Comic Books

"Sex" and "Butcher Baker" writer Joe Casey channels a certain wise-cracking web head from another company on his new Image Comics title with David Messina called "The Bounce."

TOYING AROUND: Sideshow's Darth Vader, Metal Iron Man

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

The week in collectibles included new looks at heavy metal Iron Man, lots of DC Comics themed LEGO sets, strange Marvel MiniMates and a contemplative Darth Vader from Sideshow Collectibles.

EXCLUSIVE: McKeever Deals with Big Ideas in "Miniature Jesus"

Wed, February 27th, 2013 | Category: Comic Books

"Meta 4" and "Mondo" writer/artist Ted McKeever talks about bringing his unique take to a returned religious figure in his latest Shadowline/Image series "Miniature Jesus." Plus, an exclusive preview!

Hickman Points "East of West" In The Right Direction

Tue, February 26th, 2013 | Category: Comic Books

"Avengers" writer and "The Manhattan Projects" creator Jonathan Hickman lines up new sci-fi/action/western "East of West" at Image Comics with "FF" artist Nick Dragotta.

TOYING AROUND: "Man of Steel" & "Walking Dead" Figures, Ultron Statue

Sat, February 23rd, 2013 | Category: Comic Books

Post-Toy Fair 2013 the news slows down for new merchandise announcements, but this week we finally lay eyes on the full first wave of the "Man of Steel Movie Masters" figures and new "The Walking Dead" TV toys!

Talking Top Cow, "Think Tank" With Matt Hawkins

Fri, February 22nd, 2013 | Category: Comic Books

Top Cow's Matt Hawkins discusses balancing his COO duties for the Image Comics partner studio with writing his own comic, "Think Tank," and bringing Pilot Season title "Theory of Everything" to the big screen.

TOYING AROUND: The Toy Fair 2013 Wrap-Up

Sat, February 16th, 2013 | Category: Comic Books

The latest TOYING AROUND spotlights the New York Toy Fair reveals we missed earlier in the week, including the Marvel Select Silver Surfer and Hot Toys' Thor action figures, a pair of DC Collectibles statues and more!

New York Toy Fair 2013: Adam West "Batman," "Game of Thrones" & More

Fri, February 15th, 2013 | Category: TV, Film

While Adam West's "Batman" series made a huge impression from many companies, other shows like "Ultimate Spider-Man," "The Big Bang Theory" and "Game of Thrones" joined in on the Toy Fair fun.

New York Toy Fair 2013: Bioshock Infinite, Gears of War Lead Gaming Charge

Thu, February 14th, 2013 | Category: Video Games

"Bioshock Infinite," "Gears of War," "Pathfinder," "Portal" and "Tomb Raider" toys were among the many game-inspired collectables from NECA and Diamond Select Toys displayed at New York Toy Fair 2013.

New York Toy Fair 2013: Man of Steel, Iron Man 3, G.I. Joe & more

Wed, February 13th, 2013 | Category: TV, Film

Huge summer blockbusters like "Man of Steel" and "Iron Man 3" get the toy treatment at Toy Fair 2013 along with classic favorites like "Rambo," Back To The Future" and "Ghostbusters."

New York Toy Fair 2013: Walking Dead, DC Cover Girls & More

Tue, February 12th, 2013 | Category: Comic Books

Hasbro, Mattel, Diamond Select, DC Collectibles and more showed off a wide variety of comic-based toys and collectibles at Toy Fair, including new statues, Invincible MiniMates and an Infinity Gauntlet bottle opener!

TOYING AROUND: The Pre-Toy Fair 2013 Edition

Sat, February 9th, 2013 | Category: Comic Books

Prior to the commencement of Toy Fair 2013 this weekend, toy companies showed off all kinds of product including merchandise from "The Walking Dead," "Iron Man 3" and DC Entertainment collectibles!

Digging Into "A Distant Soil" with Colleen Doran

Fri, February 8th, 2013 | Category: Comic Books

After six years, a delay caused in part by lost negatives, writer/artist Colleen Doran spoke to CBR about returning to her creator-owned fantasy series "A Distant Soil" at Image Comics/Shadowline.

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.