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Jones, Gerard 1957-

Overview
Works: 1,517 works in 4,194 publications in 1 language and 94,128 library holdings
Genres: Graphic novels  Comic books, strips, etc  Comics (Graphic works)  Fiction  Fantasy comic books, strips, etc  History  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Juvenile works  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
Rurouni Kenshin by Nobuhiro Watsuki( Book )

152 editions published between 1994 and 2009 in English and held by 5,312 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
Pokemon adventures by Hidenori Kusaka( Book )

82 editions published between 1997 and 2015 in English and held by 3,448 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 Pokedex in hand!
Dragon Ball Z by Akira Toriyama( Book )

92 editions published between 1984 and 2015 in English and held by 2,540 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A battle to save the Earth from the Saiyans rages with Piccolo, Gohan, Kuririn, Tenshinhan and Chaozu loosing the battle. Goku is on the way to help, but is his power greater than Saiyan commander Vegeta's?
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 2,475 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 1,641 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
Dragon Ball Z by Akira Toriyama( Book )

54 editions published between 1984 and 2017 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,452 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."
Networked : Carabella on the run by Gerard Jones( )

5 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 1,189 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
Boys over flowers. Hana yori dango by Yōko Kamio( Book )

69 editions published between 2003 and 2007 in English and held by 1,157 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tsukushi only has a few weeks to prepare for the pagent. Tsukasa's sister, Tsubaki, offer to help her prepare and hires tutors for everything she will need to know. Tsukushi moves into the Domyoji mansion during the lessons, but soon starts to wonder if she can handle the pressure
Mär. Märchen awakens romance by Nobuyuki Anzai( Book )

47 editions published between 2005 and 2009 in English and held by 1,116 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!
Dragon Ball Z by Akira Toriyama( Book )

24 editions published between 2005 and 2009 in English and held by 845 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
Superheroes : a never-ending battle( Visual )

3 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 802 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
Ranma 1/2 by Rumiko Takahashi( Book )

31 editions published between 1998 and 2014 in English and held by 732 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 )

10 editions published between 2009 and 2015 in English and held by 690 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Red wants to be friends with the Pokémon as well as their trainer-- can he win over the independent Pikachu?
Rosario+Vampire by Akihisa Ikeda( Book )

20 editions published between 2004 and 2013 in English and held by 687 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

What's the correct course of action upon taking a field trip to the human world and observing human spawn being preyed upon by carnivorous plants?
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 660 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 627 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Legend becomes reality, girl crosses time to meet boy, and together, they begin an adventure. Kagome was always just a typical Japanese high school girl ... until one day when she's pulled back in time to Japan's ancient past. Through a trick of fate, or maybe reincarnation, Kagome's destiny is linked to a doglike half-demon named Inu-Yasha ... who remembers Kagome's previous incarnation as the woman who killed him ... As it would happen, that same trick of fate ties Kagome's destiny to the mysterious Shikon jewel, the "Jewel of Four Souls," which can fulfill the greatest dreams of any man or monster. When the Shikon jewel is shattered into shards that are strewn across the countryside, Inu-Yasha and Kagome must work together to find the pieces, before everyone's worst nightmares are given the power they need to come true."--Provided by publisher
Dragon Ball Z by Akira Toriyama( Book )

28 editions published between 1984 and 2017 in English and Undetermined and held by 610 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
Dragon Ball Z by Akira Toriyama( Book )

23 editions published between 2001 and 2016 in English and held by 598 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Five years after his previous adventures, martial artist Son Goku and his friends must face new enemies who wish to obtain the power of the magical Dragon Balls and destroy the Earth, in a graphic novel. Using the ancient Namek spaceship, a last ditch party of astronauts set off to Planet Namek. But upon landing, the space explorers' jubilation is short lived, the greatest despot in the universe, Emperor Freezer, has already invaded
Dragon Ball Z by Akira Toriyama( Book )

22 editions published between 1984 and 2011 in English and held by 597 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
Pokémon adventures by Hidenori Kusaka( Book )

12 editions published between 2009 and 2015 in English and held by 589 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
 
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Killing monsters : why children need fantasy, super heroes, and make-believe violence
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Pokemon adventuresDragon Ball ZKilling monsters : why children need fantasy, super heroes, and make-believe violenceMen of tomorrow : geeks, gangsters, and the birth of the comic bookDragon Ball ZNetworked : Carabella on the runBoys over flowers. Hana yori dangoMär. Märchen awakens romance
Alternative Names
Gerard Jones Amerikaans schrijver

Gerard Jones US-amerikanischer Schriftsteller und Comicautor

Джерард Джонс

جرارد جونز نویسنده آمریکایی

جيرارد جونز كاتب من الولايات المتحدة الأمريكية

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