Valerie D'Orazio

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Welcome! My name is Valerie D'Orazio.

I've created this Patreon to help fund my blog FANTASY MERCHANT.

Fantasy Merchant

This is my own unique "take" on comic books and other pop-culture news topics. I've been blogging on this subject for well over ten years, including a stint at MTV. One of my biggest goals is to present readers with an opinion on the pop-culture news of the day as free from industry bias as possible—giving you the straight dope!

I'm a blogger, comic book writer, and editor who has worked for MTV, DC, Marvel, Valiant, BOOM! Studios, and many more. I've been a fan of the esoteric and uncanny since I was a little girl, and am very well-read in topics such as metaphysics, UFOs, the paranormal and many other Fortean topics.

I started my career as an editor on comic books such as JLA, Aquaman, DC: The New Frontier, and Batman: Black and White. I then went on to write comics based on characters including The Punisher, The X-Men, and Clive Barker's Hellraiser.

From 2010-2013 I was the editor-in-chief, producer and writer for MTV's pop-culture website MTVGeek. Then in 2014, my comic book biography of whistleblower Edward Snowden received international online and TV press from outlets such as TIME, The Guardian, MSNBC, USA Today, and The Washington Post.

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This first goal will cover the cost of my annual Wordpress renewal fee, and allow me to start reserving time each month dedicated to researching and writing for the blog.
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