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Jones, Gerard 1957-

Overview
Works: 1,527 works in 4,330 publications in 1 language and 94,320 library holdings
Genres: Graphic novels  Comic books, strips, etc  Fiction  Comics (Graphic works)  Fantasy comic books, strips, etc  Juvenile works  History  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Young adult works  Biography 
Roles: Author, Adapter, Translator, Editor, Illustrator, Interviewee
Classifications: PN6790.J33, 741.5952
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Gerard Jones
Pokemon adventures by Hidenori Kusaka( Book )

95 editions published between 1997 and 2015 in English and held by 3,544 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In order to assist Professor Oak's research, a young Trainer, Crystal, hits the streets of Cherrygrove City with a new Pokédex in hand! Her goal is to catch all kinds of Pokémon! And what will happen when the Legendary Pokémon Suicune has awakened? Rated: A
Dragon Ball Z by Akira Toriyama( Book )

122 editions published between 1984 and 2015 in English and held by 3,124 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The room of spirit and time. Cell has fused with android #17, becoming practically invicible-- but not for long! Training in the Room of Spirit and Time, where a year passes for every day outside, Vegeta and Trunks have gone beyond the Super Saiyan, reaching a level of power even greater than second-stage Cell! Now Cell is the one who is outmatched-- but Vegeta agrees to help Cell fuse with Android #18, the last element he needs to become 'perfect', so he can have the honor of defeating the strongest being in the world!"--Page 4 of cover
Killing monsters : why children need fantasy, super heroes, and make-believe violence by Gerard Jones( Book )

16 editions published between 2002 and 2008 in English and held by 2,469 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An apologist for comic book and video game violence argues that both are essential for young people as they seek to develop a powerful sense of self in the modern era
Men of tomorrow : geeks, gangsters, and the birth of the comic book by Gerard Jones( Book )

20 editions published between 2004 and 2006 in English and held by 1,629 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Gerard Jones, a longtime insider to the comic book business, draws on years of research and interview to reveal how the collision of Yiddish and American culture shaped the modern vision of the hero. He recounts the frightened counterattack against comics that nearly destroyed the industry in the 1950s and traces the underground resurgence that inspired a new generation to transmute those long-ago fantasies into art, literature, and blockbuster movies. Along the way he uncovers never-before-told stories about the makers of America's most peculiar art form." "Far more than the story of superheroes, Men of Tomorrow tells of the growth of geek culture from its birth in the science fiction fandom of the 1920s to its conquest of mass media sixty years later and tracks pop culture's transformation from the freewheeling, pickpocket entrepreneurship of the early twentieth century through immigration, technological upheaval, and a pair of world wars to the corporate control of the AOL/Time Warner era."--Jacket
Rurouni Kenshin. Meiji swordsman romantic story by Nobuhiro Watsuki( Book )

31 editions published between 2003 and 2007 in English and held by 1,568 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A glimpse of the new Japan, if the mad ambitions of Shishio Makoto should succeed, is revealed when Kenshin arrives in Kyoto and meets him at last
Rosario+Vampire by Akihisa Ikeda( Book )

39 editions published between 2004 and 2012 in English and held by 1,564 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Who's going to win in a school when the battle isn't between jocks and nerds but between vampires and werewolves? In this episode, Moka is trying to kill Tsukune ... but only because she's being controlled by Mako Yakumaru, one of the revenge-seeking monstrels (mixed breed monsters who hate purebred monsters)
Dragon Ball Z by Akira Toriyama( Book )

54 editions published between 1984 and 2017 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,461 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In a In their search for seven Dragon Balls, Goku and Bulma encounter several obstacles, including the Turtle Hermit, the shapeshifter Oolong, the bandit Yamcha, and the Ox King of Frypan Mountain. In a graphic novel that reveals the early days of the heroes of "Dragon Ball Z."
Boys over flowers. Hana yori dango by Yōko Kamio( Book )

99 editions published between 1992 and 2007 in English and held by 1,449 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Born into a middle class family and considered poor compared to her wealthy classmates, typical teenager Tsukushi Makino deals with life, love, and new classmates after she is accepted into the prestigious Eitoku academy
Networked : Carabella on the run by Gerard Jones( )

5 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 1,197 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Some alien invasions are loud and bloody-- some are quiet and friendly. The blue-skinned girl named Carabella thinks she's escaping the oppression of her own world, but instead, she's exposing the earth to an invasion so soft and friendly that everyone welcomes it-- until Carabella herself sees what's happening and tries to make someone, anyone see that our websites, our cell phones, and even our shoes (yes, shoes) are being used to steal first the privacy and then the freedow of everyone on earth"--Page 4 of cover
Mär. Märchen awakens romance by Nobuyuki Anzai( Book )

38 editions published between 2005 and 2009 in English and held by 977 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ginta is a near-sighted junior high school boy who has a reoccurring dream where he is a hero in a fantasy world, and one day a supernatural figure summons him to his dream world
Rurouni Kenshin : Meiji swordsman romantic story by Nobuhiro Watsuki( Book )

41 editions published between 1994 and 2007 in English and held by 923 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After a night of gambling, Kenshin and Sanosuke return with an unexpected prize - a woman. Beautiful and mysterious, Takani Megumi, the daughter of a famous family of physicians, has unwittingly been participating in the production of a super-powerful, super-profitable form of opium. Hot on her trail is shady industrialist Kanryu, and Sanosuke may not be her best protector after the death of one of his friends from an opium overdose. But Kenshin has looked into her eyes and seen her sadness. He knows he must act - but will he be able to save her from the wrath of Kanryu, or for that matter, from Sanosuke?
Dragon Ball Z by Akira Toriyama( Book )

22 editions published between 2005 and 2009 in English and held by 838 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Lord of Lords, the mightiest of the dieties has come to Earth seeking Goku, Gohan, and Vegeta's help in preventing the evil wizard Bobbidi from resurrecting the imprisoned djinn Boo. If they lose, their power will be fed to the djinn to make him even more powerful
Rurouni Kenshin by Nobuhiro Watsuki( Book )

26 editions published between 1994 and 2008 in English and held by 822 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A warrior arose 140 years ago in Kyoto, with the coming of the American "black ships," who helped introduce the progressive age known as Meiji and then vanished. This tale begins in the 11th year of Meiji, in Tokyo. With his killer blade, legend-warrior Hitokiri Battosai once helped close the turbulent Bakumatsu era and slashed open the progressive age known as Meiji. It's now 1878, ten years after the bloody Meiji Revolution that marked the end of the rule of the Shogun and the Samurai in Japan. In Tokyo, where swords have been banned, Kaoru bumps into the wandering Kenshin while looking for the Battosai, who is ruining the name of her fencing school by killing people in the streets using her signature style. Thus begins an extraordinary relationship between Kaoru, a master swordswoman with a heart of gold; Kenshin, a past master who has vowed never to fight again; and the seemingly invincible would-be Battosai
Superheroes : a never-ending battle( Visual )

3 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 799 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines the dawn of the comic book genre and its progenitors, as well as the evolution of the characters that leapt from the pages over the last 70 years and their ongoing worldwide cultural impact. It chronicles how these 'disposable diversions' were subject to intense government scrutiny for their influence on American children and how they were created in large part by immigrants whose fierce loyalty to a new homeland laid the foundation of a multi-billion-dollar industry
Dragon Ball Z by Akira Toriyama( Book )

28 editions published between 2001 and 2016 in English and held by 781 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Trunks, a mysterious warrior from the future, has arrived to warn Son Goku and pals of a horrendous menace that could destroy the universe. Dr. Gero--the diabolical genius of the Red Ribbon Army--has constructed androids designed to defeat Goku and take over the world. Goku must locate and destroy these androids before they're activated--or face certain doom! But little do they know that another visitor from the future is watching their every move. Another hideous creature from the demented mind of Dr. Gero, this monster was created from the cells of the most powerful beings in the universe--including those of Son Goku! Between deadly androids and a biologically engineered nightmare, Goku will have to transcend the power of a Super Saiyan if he's going to prevail!"--Publisher's web site
Ranma 1/2 by Rumiko Takahashi( Book )

31 editions published between 1998 and 2014 in English and held by 731 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ranma in female form engages in a gymnastic duel with the duplicitous Kodachi, Kunou's younger sister who has fallen in love with the male Ranma. Like her brother, she refuses to see that the two Ranmas are the same person. Next up is an ice-skating duel. Skater Azusa, who collects "cute" things, wants to wrest P-chan away from Akane, who won't give him up. Worse still, Azusa's male partner Sanzenin kisses female Ranma--which aggravates Ranma no end since it's his first kiss. When the Ranma and Akane team up against Azusa and Sanzenin, the prize is P-chan! Follows the adventures of half-boy, half-girl martial artist Ranma, whose transforming gender problems began at the Accursed Springs in China when he became cursed to turn into a girl when splashed with cold water, and back into a boy with hot water
Pokémon adventures by Hidenori Kusaka( Book )

12 editions published between 2009 and 2014 in English and held by 664 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents the adventures of Red as he tries to make friends with Pokémon as well as training them, while Team Rocket tries to steal his Pokémon at every turn
Honey, I'm home! : sitcoms, selling the American dream by Gerard Jones( Book )

13 editions published between 1992 and 1993 in English and held by 658 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Gerard Jones' Honey, I'm Home! has been widely acclaimed as the premier primer on America's Morality Plays - the TV situation comedies that have chained us to our Barcaloungers ever since Lucy first bawled her way into our hearts. Recalling the best and worst the sitcoms have had to offer, Jones recreates their atmosphere and their times with wisdom and style paralleling the memory-lane trip is his shrewd and provocative assessment of the sitcom's influence on modern society. From Farther Knows Best to Married...with Children, from the empty calories of The Brady Bunch to the social commentary of All in the Family, Honey, I'm Home! is a connoisseur's guide to the sitcom world-where everybody knows your name, and any problem can be solved in twenty-two minutes, plus commercials." --Publisher's description
Inu-yasha. [a feudal fairy tale] by Rumiko Takahashi( Book )

18 editions published between 1998 and 2010 in English and held by 621 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

As the search for the magic jewel continues, the irrepressible Inu-Yasha's half-brother must wield his father's sword
Dragon Ball Z by Akira Toriyama( Book )

29 editions published between 1984 and 2017 in English and Undetermined and held by 617 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the first volume of this series, Goku discovers that his Saiyan enemy Raditz is really his brother. When Goku tries to rescue his son, Gohan, from Raditz, the adventure turns fatal
 
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Killing monsters : why children need fantasy, super heroes, and make-believe violence
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Dragon Ball ZKilling monsters : why children need fantasy, super heroes, and make-believe violenceMen of tomorrow : geeks, gangsters, and the birth of the comic bookRurouni Kenshin. Meiji swordsman romantic storyRosario+VampireDragon Ball ZBoys over flowers. Hana yori dangoNetworked : Carabella on the run
Alternative Names
Gerard Jones Amerikaans schrijver

Gerard Jones auteur américain et scénariste de comics

Gerard Jones US-amerikanischer Schriftsteller und Comicautor

Джерард Джонс

جرارد جونز نویسنده آمریکایی

جيرارد جونز كاتب من الولايات المتحدة الأمريكية

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English (740)