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Jones, Gerard 1957-

Overview
Works: 625 works in 2,652 publications in 1 language and 89,654 library holdings
Genres: Graphic novels  Comic books, strips, etc  Fiction  History  Comics (Graphic works)  Fantasy comic books, strips, etc  Juvenile works  Young adult works  Science fiction comic books, strips, etc  Criticism, interpretation, etc 
Roles: Author, Adapter, Translator, Illustrator
Classifications: PN6790.J33, 741.5952
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Gerard Jones
Dragon Ball Z by Akira Toriyama( Book )

633 editions published between 1984 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 17,725 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Goku, Earth's ultimate warrior, and his son, Gohan, must face new deadly enemies who wish to obtain the Dragon Balls to destroy the Earth
Inu-yasha by Rumiko Takahashi( Book )

256 editions published between 1997 and 2014 in English and held by 14,939 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Follows the adventures of high school student Kagome and the feral half-demon dog-boy Inu-Yasha as they join forces to reclaim the "Jewel of Four Souls" to prevent evil mortals and demons from using its terrifying powers
Ranma 1/2 by Rumiko Takahashi( Book )

229 editions published between 1988 and 2016 in English and held by 9,687 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chronicles the adventures of Ranma, a martial arts student cursed to turn into a girl every time he is splashed with cold water
Rurouni Kenshin by Nobuhiro Watsuki( Book )

156 editions published between 1994 and 2008 in English and held by 7,579 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
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 Undetermined and held by 1,773 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 )

17 editions published between 2004 and 2006 in English and held by 1,570 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
Boys over flowers. Hana yori dango by Yōko Kamio( Book )

61 editions published between 1992 and 2007 in English and held by 1,478 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tsukushi continues to fight back against the F4 and protect an old friend
Mär. Märchen awakens romance by Nobuyuki Anzai( Book )

45 editions published between 2005 and 2009 in English and held by 1,278 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A junior high loser enters the vivid world of his dreams where, at last, he is a hero! Then one day a supernatural figure appears at his school and summons him-to the world of his dreams! In this strange universe filled with magic and wonder, he is strong, tough, agile-and he can see without his glasses! Thus, Ginta begins a quest in search for the magical items known as Arms, one of which may have the power to send him home. Joining him on this epic journey are his companion Jack and the valuable living, talking, mustachioed iron-ball weapon known as "Babbo", which everybody wants but, it seems, only Ginta can possess!
Hana-Kimi. For you in full blossom by Hisaya Nakajo( Book )

36 editions published between 2004 and 2008 in English and held by 1,073 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mizuki, a girl who pretends to be a boy at an all-boys school, finds it hard to keep her secret with such distractions as a snoopy reporter, a cross-dressing contest, a persistent photographer, and visits by friends who know the truth
Superheroes : a never-ending battle( Visual )

2 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 780 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
Honey, I'm home! : sitcoms, selling the American dream by Gerard Jones( Book )

11 editions published between 1992 and 1993 in English and held by 682 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The prince of tennis by Takeshi Konomi( Book )

29 editions published between 1999 and 2008 in English and held by 550 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

As spies from rival schools continue to gather information about the Seishun players, Tezuka (the team captain) Ryoma to a duel to settle their differences. Which player will come out on top and what peril lurks behind the mask of St. Rudolph's manager and strategist Hajime Mizuki?
Dragon ball full color by Akira Toriyama( Book )

14 editions published between 2014 and 2016 in English and held by 403 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Son Goku is the greatest hero on Earth. Five years after defeating the demon king Piccolo, he's grown up and had a family - he's married, and he has a child, Son Gohan. But what is the real reason for Goku's incredible strength? A visitor from outer space arrives bearing terrible news - Goku is an alien, and the visitor, Raditz, is Goku's brother! When Raditz turns out to be a ruthless killer, Goku must fight his incredibly strong brother to save his family and the entire human race. A surprising alliance may be Earth's last hope: Goku will team up with his old enemy Piccolo to save the world!"--Cover
Ranma 1/2 by Rumiko Takahashi( Book )

6 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 260 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ranma's latest nemisis is Herb of the legendary Musk Dynasty
Networked : Carabella on the run by Gerard Jones( Book )

4 editions published in 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 140 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
Rurouni Kenshin. overture to destruction by Nobuhiro Watsuki( Book )

4 editions published between 2004 and 2006 in English and held by 53 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

With Misao's help, Kaoru finally manages to locate Kenshin in Kyoto
Rosario+Vampire by Akihisa Ikeda( Book )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

All-around average student Tsukune transfers to Monster High, where he discovers the turf war isn't between the jocks and the nerds but the vampires and the werewolves
Hana-kimi = For you in full blossom by Hisaya Nakajo( Book )

3 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mizuki, a girl who pretends to be a boy at an all-boys school, finds it hard to keep her secret with such distractions as a snoopy reporter, a cross-dressing contest, a persistent photographer, and visits by friends who know the truth
Rurouni Kenshin. in the year of Meiji, May 14th by Nobuhiro Watsuki( Book )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Shinsengumi--fearsome and formidable protectors of the Shogunate. Kenshin knows them well
 
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Killing monsters : why children need fantasy, super heroes, and make-believe violence
Alternative Names
Gerard Jones Amerikaans schrijver

Gerard Jones US-amerikanischer Schriftsteller und Comicautor

جرارد جونز نویسنده آمریکایی

Languages
English (1,521)

Covers
Inu-yashaRanma 1/2Rurouni KenshinKilling monsters : why children need fantasy, super heroes, and make-believe violenceMen of tomorrow : geeks, gangsters, and the birth of the comic bookBoys over flowers. Hana yori dangoMär. Märchen awakens romanceHana-Kimi. For you in full blossom