Valerie D'Orazio

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

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


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 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]


  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". 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]

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