Valerie D'Orazio

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Valerie D'Orazio
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D'Orazio at the Big Apple Con, November 15, 2008.
BornValerie D'Orazio
(1974-02-23) February 23, 1974 (age 45)
Boston, Massachusetts
NationalityAmerican
Area(s)Assistant Editor, Blogger, Writer, Film maker
Pseudonym(s)Val
Occasional Superheroine
Kamikaze Girl
The Video Store Girl
Beatrix Kyle
https://butterflylanguage.com/

Valerie D'Orazio (born February 23, 1974) is an American comic book writer and editor.

Career[edit]

D'Orazio was hired as assistant editor at Acclaim in 1997. She joined the Creative Services Department at DC Comics in 2000. In 2002,[1] she became assistant editor to Editorial Art Director Mark Chiarello on titles such as Aquaman, Batman: Black and White, and JLA.

After leaving DC in 2004, D'Orazio began a career as a blogger under a variety of pseudonyms. In 2006, she wrote an autobiographical series about her experiences with sexism in the American comic book industry, fandom and her health struggles entitled Goodbye to Comics.[2][3]

D'Orazio wrote three stories for Marvel Comics: Punisher MAX: Butterfly, X-Men Origins: Emma Frost and a short story for Girl Comics (mini-series). She also wrote two stories for Bluewater Comics: Beyond: Edward Snowden, and Beyond: The Joker: The Man Who Laughs.

From 2010 to 2013, she was the editor of MTV.com subsidiary MTV Geek.[4]

D'Orazio was President of Friends of Lulu,[5] a non-profit organization that promoted women comic book creators and readers. She served from 2007-2010, after which the group was disbanded.[6][7]

She was married to comic book writer David Gallaher.[8]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "DC hires online editor, promotes two from within" (Press release). Comic Book Resources. March 26, 2002. Retrieved 2007-05-29.
  2. ^ "Page not found — The Beat". The Beat. Archived from the original on 2007-12-28.
  3. ^ "More Than Occasionally Super, Perhaps". blog.newsarama.com. November 24, 2006. Archived from the original on April 3, 2007. Retrieved May 29, 2007.
  4. ^ "Blogger".
  5. ^ Friends of Lulu (2008). "Friends of Lulu's 2008 Board of Directors". Friends of Lulu. Archived from the original on 2008-02-28. Retrieved 2008-02-10.
  6. ^ Draper Carlson, Johanna. "Friends of Lulu Done and Gone". Archived from the original on 8 July 2012. Retrieved 13 July 2011.
  7. ^ Heidi MacDonald. "Friends of Lulu to end in September". The Beat. Archived from the original on 2015-10-01.CS1 maint: BOT: original-url status unknown (link)
  8. ^ ca-staff (18 March 2015). "A Statement Regarding Chris Sims and Val D'Orazio". Comics Alliance. Archived from the original on 19 January 2016.

External links[edit]

Media related to Valerie D’Orazio at Wikimedia Commons