D'Orazio at the Big Apple Con, November 15, 2008.
February 23, 1974
|Area(s)||Assistant Editor, Blogger, Writer, Film maker|
The Video Store Girl
D'Orazio was hired as assistant editor at Acclaim in 1997. She joined the Creative Services Department at DC Comics in 2000. In 2002, 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.
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.
- "DC hires online editor, promotes two from within" (Press release). Comic Book Resources. March 26, 2002. Retrieved 2007-05-29.
- "Page not found — The Beat". The Beat.
- "More Than Occasionally Super, Perhaps". blog.newsarama.com. November 24, 2006.
- Friends of Lulu (2008). "Friends of Lulu's 2008 Board of Directors". Friends of Lulu. Retrieved 2008-02-10.
- Draper Carlson, Johanna. "Friends of Lulu Done and Gone". Retrieved 13 July 2011.
- Heidi MacDonald. "Friends of Lulu to end in September". The Beat.
- ca-staff (18 March 2015). "A Statement Regarding Chris Sims and Val D'Orazio". Comics Alliance.
Media related to Valerie D’Orazio at Wikimedia Commons
- Valerie D'Orazio at the Comic Book DB