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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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!.

TOYING AROUND: Hot Toys' Chris Evans as Captain America, "Walking Dead" Minimates

Sat, December 8th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

This week in collectibles brought first looks at exclusive "Walking Dead" MiniMates, new "Venture Bros." figures, a Hot Toys Captain America action figure based on the likeness of Chris Evans and lots more!

EXCLUSIVE: Hawkins Sends "Aphrodite IX" Back to the Future

Mon, November 26th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

"Think Tank" writer and Top Cow President Matt Hawkins teams up with "Artifacts" artist Stjepan Sejic for an all-new "Aphrodite IX" comic featuring the green haired assassin.

Todd McFarlane Gets Political With "Spawn"

Mon, November 26th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

"Spawn" creator and writer Todd McFarlane discusses directly tying in the results of the recent presidential election with the ongoing adventures of his two decade old series for "Spawn" #225.

TOYING AROUND: DC Unlimited, Star Wars & a Quintet of Hulks

Sat, November 24th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

Our post-Thanksgiving TOYING AROUND round-up features news about Mattel's DC Universe lines, the latest Marvel Legends from Hasbro and statues featuring your favorites from both Star Wars and Star Trek!

Jim Zubkavich Makes "Skullkickers" Uncanny

Wed, November 21st, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

This February, Image Comics relaunches Jim Zubkavich and Edwin Huang's "Skullkickers" ongoing series with a new #1 and a new, familiar adjective. Zub spoke to CBR about his plans.

Riley Rossmo Celebrates "Dia De Los Muertos"

Tue, November 20th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

In January, artist Riley Rossmo launches "Dia De Los Muertos," an anthology centered around the Mexican Day of the Dead. CBR spoke with Rossmo and the first issue's three writers about the project. Plus, exclusive art!

TOYING AROUND: Agent Coulson, MiniMates and Arkham City

Sat, November 17th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

This week, Diamond reveals new Marvel MiniMates, a small army of Batman collectibles storm the shelves, Castle Grayskull becomes a reality and Agent Coulson makes his action figure debut.

Smith Has a Hell of a Time with Top Cow's "Tom Judge"

Tue, November 13th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

"Witchblade: Due Process" writer Phil Smith returns to the world of Top Cow's Artifacts with the "Tom Judge: The Geometry of Hell" one-shot featuring art by Kalman Andrasofszky.

TOYING AROUND: The Week in Toy News

Sat, November 10th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

CBR debuts our weekly look at the biggest news in action figure, statues and other collectibles featuring characters from comics, animation and movies, kicking off with a Bolland Joker, Deadpool and Castle Grayskull!

Silvestri & Hawkins On Two Decades Of Top Cow, Part 2

Wed, October 31st, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

Top Cow creator Marc Silvestri and President and COO Matt Hawkins talk about everything from naming the company to celebrating the 20 year anniversary with the return of "Cyber Force."

NYCC: Creating Comics with Two X-Chromosomes - Real Talk with Image's Female Creators

Tue, October 23rd, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

Fiona Staples, Ming Doyle, Amy Reeder,  Christine Larsen, Alex de Campi, Jordie Bellaire and Jennifer de Guzman discussed the unique challenges facing female comic creators during their NYCC panel.

Kel Symons Professes "I Love Trouble"

Tue, October 23rd, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

Hollywood producer Kel Symons jumps from film to comics with his writing debut, "I Love Trouble" from Image Comics and CBR spoke to him about his grifter turned super powered assassin series.

NYCC: Morrison, Vaughan & Hickman on the Craft of Writing

Mon, October 22nd, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

Superstar writers Grant Morrison, Brian K. Vaughan and Jonathan Hickman banded together at New York Comic Con to discuss the art of comic book writing and their experiences in the medium.