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.

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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.

Harley Quinn, Catwoman Rev Their Engines for Tonner's Gotham Garage Dolls

Wed, June 22nd, 2016 | Category: Comic Books

The high-end doll manufacturer's newest DC Comics line takes its cue from DC Collectibles' popular statues.

EXCLUSIVE: Marvel NOW! Minimates Unleash Wolverine, Old Man Logan, Deadpool 2099 & More

Tue, June 21st, 2016 | Category: Comic Books

Check out the first look at Miles Morales, Silk, Venom Space Knight and more of Marvel Comics heroes in Minimate form.

TOYING AROUND: Scarlet Witch, Catwoman, Yoda & More!

Sat, June 4th, 2016 | Category: TV, Comic Books, Video Games, Film

Hot Toys conjures up Marvel's Scarlet Witch, NECA unleashes "Batman Returns'" Catwoman, Hasbro rounds out the X-Men and so much more!

Declassifying IDW & Hasbro's World-Merging "Revolution"

Thu, June 2nd, 2016 | Category: TV, Comic Books

John Barber, Cullen Bunn and Fico Ossio discuss combining G.I. Joe, Transformers, Micronauts, M.A.S.K., Action Man and Rom into a single universe.

TOYING AROUND: SDCC Exclusives from Mattel, Diamond and NECA

Sat, May 28th, 2016 | Category: TV, Comic Books, Video Games, Film

Some of the top collectible manufacturers got a head start on Comic-Con International with reveals of their newest exclusive merch.

"Mighty Morphin Power Rangers: Pink" Explores TV Show's Dangling Plot Threads

Fri, May 27th, 2016 | Category: TV, Comic Books

Brenden Fletcher discusses working with Kelly Thompson on BOOM!'s Pink Ranger solo series, and why Kimberly returns to her heroic roots.

TOYING AROUND: Black Panther, Suicide Squad, Funko & More!

Sat, May 21st, 2016 | Category: TV, Comic Books, Video Games, Film

Iron Studios and Sideshow Collectibles unveil movie Black Panther while Mezco and Hot Toys jump into the "Suicide Squad" pool -- and so much more!

Revving Up Hasbro's "MASK" For a Modern Comic Audience

Tue, May 10th, 2016 | Category: Comic Books

Brandon Easton and Tony Vargas explain how they're transforming '80s toy-and-cartoon franchise "M.A.S.K." into comic form.

TOYING AROUND: Star Wars, "The Walking Dead," Nightwing & More!

Sat, May 7th, 2016 | Category: TV, Comic Books, Video Games, Film

Sideshow Collectibles and Hot Toys debut May the Fourth looks while McFarlane Toys bumps "The Walking Dead" up the 7-inch scale.

TOYING AROUND: Aliens, Black Widow, Batman '66 & More!

Sat, April 30th, 2016 | Category: TV, Comic Books, Video Games, Film

A whole lot of Alien Day collectible news, plus new pieces based on Black Widow, Batman and Samurai Spider-Man!

TOYING AROUND: "Civil War," DC Collectibles, Gentle Giant & More!

Sat, April 23rd, 2016 | Category: TV, Comic Books, Video Games, Film

Hot Toys rounds out the "Captain America: Civil War" ranks while DC, Diamond Select Toys and Gentle Giant reveal their latest solicitations.

TOYING AROUND: Black Panther, Boba Fett, "Game of Thrones" & More!

Sat, April 16th, 2016 | Category: TV, Comic Books, Video Games, Film

Black Panther from Hot Toys, Life-Size Boba Fett from Sideshow and "Game of Thrones" from Funko mark just a few of this week's reveals.

TOYING AROUND: Bombshells, Batman, "Civil War" & More!

Sat, April 9th, 2016 | Category: TV, Comic Books, Film

DC Collectibles expands its Bombshells line while "Captain America: Civil War" inspires Hot Toys and Kotobukiya.

ECCC EXCLUSIVE: IDW's New "Powerpuff Girls" Team Talks Comics/Animation Revival

Fri, April 8th, 2016 | Category: TV, Comic Books

CBR spoke with "Powerpuff Girls" animation writers Jake Goldman & Haley Mancini and returning artist Derek Charm about their new ongoing IDW series.