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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NYCC: Wood, Vaughan & More Discuss Sci-Fi at Image Comics

Fri, October 12th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

Fiona Staples, Brian K. Vaughan, Brian Wood, Ming Doyle, David Hine, Joe Harris and Glen Brunswick discussed world-building and their preferred brands of sci-fi as seen in their Image Comics titles

Jordan Creates "The Legend of Luther Strode"

Thu, October 11th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

Justin Jordan spoke with CBR about the unexpected success of his first "Luther Strode" series at Image and what's to come in its sequel, "The Legend of Luther Strode." Plus exclusive Tradd Moore art!

The Evolution of "The Art of Todd McFarlane" - Part 1

Wed, October 10th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

In the first of a two-part interview, Todd McFarlane discusses his career from "Infinity Inc." through "Spider-Man,"the debt he owes Roy Thomas and his history with Stan Lee. Plus, an exclusive look at "The Art of Todd McFarlane!"

Asmus Plans His "Thief of Thieves" Heist

Mon, October 8th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

Writer James Asmus spills the beans on taking over writing chores from Nick Spencer on "Thief of Thieves," Robert Kirkman's Skybound series about the greatest thief in the world.

Valentino on Pitches, "Comebacks," and Wiebe & Rossmo at Shadowline

Fri, October 5th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

Jim Valentino, the man behind the show at Image Comics imprint Shadowline, talks to CBR News about "Peter Panzerfaust," "Debris," and other projects -- plus what he looks for in a pitch.

Future Sports and Super Powers Collide in Brian Wood's "Mara"

Thu, September 27th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

Writer Brian Wood spoke with CBR News about his and artist Ming Doyle's "Mara," the story of a world-class athlete who unexpectedly gains superpowers and the resulting fallout on a personal and sociological level.

Larsen On "Savage Dragon," Leaving "Supreme" & More

Wed, September 19th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

Image Co-Founder Erik Larsen discusses the future of "Savage Dragon," leaving "Supreme" and a few of his desired future projects following his exit from the Extreme Studios title.

Celebrating "Halloween Eve" with Amy Reeder & Brandon Montclare

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

Co-creators Brandon Montclare and Amy Reeder join forces to create an imagination-fueled heroine in the pages of "Halloween Eve," an upcoming one-shot published through Image Comics and funded on Kickstarter.

David Hine Explores Sci-Fi, Horror in "Storm Dogs" and "The Darkness"

Wed, September 12th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

The writer behind one of Top Cow's flagship titles and the upcoming creator-owned "Storm Dogs," David Hine discussed his and Doug Braithwaite's new ongoing Image title and working with Jeremy Haun on "The Darkness."

Creating "Bedlam" With Nick Spencer

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

"Morning Glories" creator Nick Spencer spoke with CBR News about his return to Image Comics with brand new ongoing series "Bedlam" with artist Riley Rossmo starting October 31. Updated with new art!

Joe Keatinge Sings "Glory," "Glory" "Hell Yeah"-luja

Mon, September 10th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

Image Comics PR master turned writer Joe Keatinge tells CBR about everything from the ongoing "Hell Yeah" and "Glory's" price raise to the status of "Brutal" with artist Frank Cho.

Fiona Staples Designs the World of "Saga"

Thu, August 30th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

Artist Fiona Staples talks working with Brian K. Vaughan on their hit, creator-owned Image series "Saga," adjusting her approach to illustration and designing unique worlds & characters. Plus, the dynamic cover to issue #8!

Chris Roberson Begins His "Reign" At Image

Wed, August 22nd, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

"iZombie" and "Memorial" writer Chris Roberson spoke with CBR News about bringing his upcoming fantasy epic "Reign" to Image Comics with artist Paul Maybury.

COMMENTARY TRACK: Brian K. Vaughan Plots His "Saga"

Wed, August 15th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

"Y: The Last Man" and "Ex Machina" creator Brian K. Vaughan discusses the finer points of "Saga," his and artist Fiona Staples' hit Image Comics series. Plus, an exclusive first look at Staples cover for issue #7!

Howard Chaykin Puckers Up For "Black Kiss II"

Wed, August 1st, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

Writer and artist Howard Chaykin returns to the sexually-graphic, vampire-filled world of "Black Kiss" for a sequel 24 years after the original series hit stands and shocked the industry.

Graham Preps "Multiple Warheads" For Relaunch

Wed, August 1st, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

"King City" creator and "Prophet" writer Brandon Graham talks to CBR News about moving his creator-owned comic "Multiple Warheads" from Oni Press to Image Comics in October.

Jonathan Luna Goes Solo With "Star Bright and the Looking Glass"

Mon, July 30th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

Jonathan Luna spoke with CBR on stepping out on his own with "Star Bright and the Looking Glass," a watercolor prose book from Image Comics hitting stores November 2012.

Edmondson Asks, "Where Is Jake Ellis?"

Mon, July 30th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

"Who Is Jake Ellis?" writer Nathan Edmondson and artist Tonci Zonjic return to their mysterious spy thriller with "Where Is Jake Ellis?" The new series launches in December from Image Comics.

CCI: Jay Faerber Hits "Point of Impact"

Thu, July 26th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

Writer Jay Faerber teams with artist Koray Koranel to tell a four-part tale titled "Point of Impact," a murder mystery told in stark black and white, hitting stores in October from Image Comics.

CCI: Stephenson Gets Lost With "Nowhere Men"

Tue, July 24th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

Image Comics Publisher Eric Stephenson returns to his comic book roots as a writer, teaming with artist Nate Bellegarde on the November-debuting "Nowhere Men," a rock and roll science epic.