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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Hasbro Offers Looks At New Marvel & Star Wars Figures

Fri, July 29th, 2016 | Category: TV, Film

Hasbro debuted a number of new figures at SDCC, based on "Dr. Strange," "Guardians of the Galaxy," "Star Wars: Rogue One" and more!

LOOK: Mezco Showcases New Marvel, DC & Ghostbusters Figures

Fri, July 29th, 2016 | Category: TV, Comic Books, Film

DC, Marvel and the Ghostbusters come together in the upcoming One:12 Collective figures shown off by Mezco.

LOOK: Hot Toys Updates "Suicide Squad" Line With Harley, Joker & Deadshot

Wed, July 27th, 2016 | Category: Comic Books, Film

New hi-res images show off incredibly detailed and articulated "Suicide Squad" figures featuring Harley Quinn, The Joker and Deadshot.

INTERVIEW: Thomas' "Horizon" Expands Comics' Sci-Fi Landscape at Skybound

Wed, July 13th, 2016 | Category: Comic Books

"Voltron" writer Brandon Thomas spoke with CB News about his new sci-fi adventure series with artist Juan Gedeon from Robert Kirkman's Skybound.

EXCLUSIVE FIRST LOOK: Superman, Lois Lane & Batman DC Collectibles Statues

Wed, July 13th, 2016 | Category: Comic Books

Check out the first glimpse of Gary Frank's Superman and Lois Lane statue as well as a Batman: Black and White piece based on Jason Fabok's art!

EXCLUSIVE: Orlando Earns His "Namesake" at BOOM! with Fantasy Family Drama

Tue, July 12th, 2016 | Category: Comic Books

"Midnighter" writer Steve Orlando spoke exclusively with CBR about his creator-owned series that finds a human core behind all the punching.

Marvel Legends Breaks Out SDCC-Exclusive The Raft Action Figure Set

Mon, July 11th, 2016 | Category: Comic Books

Spider-Man faces off against five villains in Hasbro's Marvel Legends The Raft SDCC exclusive box set.

New "Star Wars" and Marvel Collectibles to Debut at SDCC From Hasbro and Gentle Giant

Fri, July 8th, 2016 | Category: Comic Books, Film

New Rey, Hera, Darth Vader and Kanan figures will debut at Comic-Con, while Spider-Gwen and Deadpool pop up as convention-exclusives.

"Sherlock" Figures Feature Cumberbatch and Freeman in Their Victorian Finery

Fri, July 8th, 2016 | Category: TV

Big Chief Studios is releasing action figures of Holmes and Watson inspired by "The Abominable Bride."

LEGO Smashes SDCC With Preview of Hulk Vs. Red Hulk Set

Fri, July 8th, 2016 | Category: Comic Books

Hulk, She-Hulk and their red counterparts will face off at Comic-Con with a first look at the January-debuting set.

"Batman V Superman," "Star" Wars & "Iron Man 3" Exclusives Explode From Hot Toys

Thu, July 7th, 2016 | Category: Comic Books, Video Games, Film

Hot Toys reveals three new Toy Fair 2016 exlcusives: Knightmare Batman, Disco Iron Man and a "Star Wars Battlefront" Jumptrooper.

Toys "R" Us SDCC Exclusives Include "Star Wars," "Teen Titans Go!," "Ghostbusters" & More

Thu, July 7th, 2016 | Category: TV, Comic Books, Film

Hasbro, Diamond Select Toys, Funko and others will offer Comic Con International exclusives through Toys "R" Us.

Jared Leto's Joker Heads to Arkham With Hot Toys' New "Suicide Squad" Figure

Thu, July 7th, 2016 | Category: Comic Books, Film

The Hong Kong-based toymaker has unveiled a first look at its Toy Fair-exclusive "Suicide Squad" collectible figure.

LOOK: SDCC Exclusives From Hasbro, Gentle Giant & More!

Sat, July 2nd, 2016 | Category: TV, Comic Books, Film

Hasbro, Diamond Select Toys, Gentle Giant and so many others show off Comic Con International exclusives!

Mondo Pulls "Scott Pilgrim's" Ramona Flowers Action Figure Out Of Subspace Suitcase

Wed, June 29th, 2016 | Category: Comic Books

Scott Pilgrim star Ramona Flowers levels up into action figure form thanks to a limited edition release from Mondo.

This Venom Action Figure Comes With Poseable Tongue (Yes, You Read That Right)

Sun, June 26th, 2016 | Category: Comic Books

Square Enix has debuted Play Arts Kai limited-edition versions of Spider-Man, Iron Man and Venom.

Bring Han Solo and Chewie Home (Again) With Hot Toys' New "Force Awakens" Figures

Sat, June 25th, 2016 | Category: Film

The galaxy's best buds join Hot Toys' line of "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" collectible figures.

This Will Smith Deadshot Action Figure May Be "Suicide Squad's" Most Wanted

Fri, June 24th, 2016 | Category: Film

Will Smith is immortalized in plastic once again in Medicom's "Suicide Squad" Deadshot MAFEX figure.

Bruce Wayne, Clark Kent Look Their (World's) Finest in SDCC Exclusive ARTFX+ Statues

Fri, June 24th, 2016 | Category: Comic Books

Check out Kotobukiya's pair of new statues featuring Batman and Superman's alter egos, available exclusively at Comic-Con International.

CBR's Guide to Comic-Con 2016's Toy Exclusives Round-Up (So Far)

Thu, June 23rd, 2016 | Category: TV, Comic Books, Video Games, Film

Mezco, Mattel, Funko Kidrobot and more show off products that will only be available at Comic-Con International in San Diego this summer.