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Jones, Gerard 1957-

Overview
Works: 1,158 works in 2,964 publications in 1 language and 92,059 library holdings
Genres: Graphic novels  Comic books, strips, etc  Fiction  Fantasy comic books, strips, etc  Comics (Graphic works)  Juvenile works  Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Biography  Young adult works 
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 )

107 editions published between 1984 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,773 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."
Pokémon adventures by Hidenori Kusaka( Book )

60 editions published between 2009 and 2015 in English and held by 2,193 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?!--P. [1] 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 Undetermined and held by 1,758 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 )

19 editions published between 2004 and 2006 in English and held by 1,566 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 by Nobuhiro Watsuki( Book )

22 editions published between 1994 and 2008 in English and held by 1,363 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
Pokémon adventures by Hidenori Kusaka( Book )

31 editions published between 2009 and 2015 in English and held by 1,282 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Red's Pokémon training journey is full of exciting challenges-- Join Red as he competes with his rival Blue, travels through the dangerous Safari Zone, battles gym leaders for badges, and discovers the secret of a mysterious Eevee!"--Publisher's web site
MÄR. Märchen awakens romance by Nobuyuki Anzai( Book )

39 editions published between 2005 and 2007 in English and held by 1,234 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
Boys over flowers. Hana yori dango by Yōko Kamio( Book )

56 editions published between 1992 and 2007 in English and held by 1,217 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tsukushi and Rui kiss on the beach and are caught by Tsukasa. Now, Tsukasa will do anything in his power to punish them. He orders Tsukushi never speak to him again and kicks Rui out of the F4. Not even his sister, back from America, can change his mind
Rosario+Vampire by Akihisa Ikeda( Book )

22 editions published between 2007 and 2012 in English and held by 852 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tsukune is trying to hide the fact that he is human from the rest of Yokai because monsters kill humans on sight, especially humans who discover the existence of Yokai. Now, Kuyo, leader of the Security Enforcement Committee, has gotten a hot tip that Tsukune is human. Not only does that mean death for Tsukune, but his friends and allies--Moka and the rest of the newspaper club--may also have to die for harboring him. Also, an old enemy returns, and new troubles (including a muscle head troll), arise
Superheroes : a never-ending battle( Visual )

2 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 792 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
Rurouni Kenshin : Meiji swordsman romantic story by Nobuhiro Watsuki( Book )

25 editions published between 1994 and 2008 in English and held by 732 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?
Ranma 1/2 by Rumiko Takahashi( Book )

38 editions published between 1998 and 2016 in English and held by 721 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
Honey, I'm home! : sitcoms, selling the American dream by Gerard Jones( Book )

12 editions published between 1992 and 1993 in English and held by 677 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dragon Ball Z by Akira Toriyama( Book )

14 editions published between 1984 and 2008 in English and held by 653 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Goku is dead, but he searches in the afterlife for Kaio-sama, the Lord of Worlds, to ask to be trained in the martial arts techniques reserved for the gods. Meanwhile, Piccolo is training Goku's son Gohan to reach his full potential. Time is of the essence, for there are only nine months to go before the evil Sayans, Vegeta and Nappa, will arrive, determined to wipe Earth clean of all life!
Inu-yasha. [a feudal fairy tale] by Rumiko Takahashi( Book )

12 editions published between 1998 and 2007 in English and held by 620 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 )

16 editions published between 1984 and 2009 in English and held by 606 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
Rurouni Kenshin. Meiji swordsman romantic story by Nobuhiro Watsuki( Book )

7 editions published between 2005 and 2007 in English and held by 605 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

As the duel between Kenshin and Shinomori Aoshi concludes, those left behind find themselves at the mercy of Shishio's "Ten Swords." Defeat seems evident until Kenshin's former master arrives and takes on the strongest swordsman in the "Ten Swords."
Ranma 1/2 by Rumiko Takahashi( Book )

7 editions published between 1993 and 2003 in English and held by 598 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
Dragon Ball Z by Akira Toriyama( Book )

16 editions published between 2001 and 2015 in English and held by 579 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the aftermath of his battle with Goku, Vegeta retreats from Earth, vowing revenge. In search of a way to resurrect their dead friends, Kuririn, Gohan, and Bulma go into space in search of Namek--Piccolo's home planet where the Dragon Balls were originally made
Networked : Carabella on the run by Gerard Jones( Book )

4 editions published in 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 136 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
 
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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 (522)

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Pokémon adventuresKilling monsters : why children need fantasy, super heroes, and make-believe violenceMen of tomorrow : geeks, gangsters, and the birth of the comic bookRurouni KenshinPokémon adventuresMÄR. Märchen awakens romanceBoys over flowers. Hana yori dangoRosario+Vampire