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 Maxim.com, UGO.com, Marvel.com 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: 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.

ECCC EXCLUSIVE: Walker, Seeley & Dagnino Swing Into "Tarzan On The Planet Of The Apes"

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

Tim Seeley, David F. Walker and Fernando Dagnino craft "Tarzan On The Planet Of The Apes" for Dark Horse Comics and BOOM! Studios.

TOYING AROUND: Punisher, Minimates, DC Super Hero Girls & more!

Sat, April 2nd, 2016 | Category: TV, Comic Books, Video Games, Film

Mezco unleashes the Punisher, Diamond Select Toys unveils cartoon-based Marvel Minimates and Mattel shows off DC Super Hero Girls role play!

TOYING AROUND: Batman, Superman, Wonder Woman & More!

Sat, March 26th, 2016 | Category: TV, Comic Books, Video Games, Film

"Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice" inspires new pieces from Hot Toys, Mezco, Sideshow Collectibles and more!

TOYING AROUND: "Captain America: Civil War," Daredevil, Wolverine & More!

Sat, March 19th, 2016 | Category: TV, Comic Books, Video Games, Film

Marvel takes center stage this week with new collectibles based on "Captain America: Civil War" and characters like Daredevil, Wolverine and more!

TOYING AROUND: One:12 Collective, Joker, Captain America & More!

Sat, March 12th, 2016 | Category: Comic Books

Mezco's One:12 Collective continues to grow as Sideshow reminds us the terrifying power of Heath Ledger's Joker in "The Dark Knight."

Mark Waid Explains "Insufferable's" Road Trip and the Joy of Writing Morons

Wed, March 9th, 2016 | Category: Comic Books, Digital Comics

"Insufferable: On the Road" writer and Thrillbent co-founder Mark Waid discusses his story and working in all aspects of the comic book industry.

"Goldie Vance" Puts Together the Clues With Larson & Williams

Wed, March 9th, 2016 | Category: Comic Books

Hope Larson and Brittney Williams reveal the origins of BOOM!'s new girl detective, "Goldie Vance."

Roberts & Barber Celebrate 50 Issues of IDW's "Transformers" Titles

Wed, March 9th, 2016 | Category: Comic Books

Writers James Roberts and John Barber look back at the massive changes they've put IDW's Transformers comics through, and ahead to 50 more issues.

TOYING AROUND: Drax, Red Sonja, Batman & More!

Sat, March 5th, 2016 | Category: TV, Comic Books, Video Games, Film

Hot Toys unsheathes Guardians of the Galaxy's Drax, Tweeterhead goes classic with Batman and Diamond Select Toys shows off Comic Book Heroes.

"Neuromancer" Author William Gibson Warps Comics, Reality in IDW's "Archangel"

Thu, March 3rd, 2016 | Category: Comic Books

The father of cyberpunk tells CBR about working with IDW and artist Butch Guice to make a story about alternate realities his first comic book.

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