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Jones, Gerard 1957-

Overview
Works: 1,291 works in 3,321 publications in 1 language and 92,527 library holdings
Genres: Graphic novels  Comic books, strips, etc  Fiction  Fantasy comic books, strips, etc  History  Comics (Graphic works)  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Biography  Juvenile works  Young adult works 
Roles: Author, Adapter, Translator, Editor, 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 )

86 editions published between 1984 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,099 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."
Killing monsters : why children need fantasy, super heroes, and make-believe violence by Gerard Jones( Book )

13 editions published between 2002 and 2008 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,721 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 1,554 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 )

34 editions published between 1984 and 2011 in English and held by 1,452 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!
Boys over flowers. Hana yori dango by Yōko Kamio( Book )

56 editions published between 2003 and 2007 in English and held by 1,150 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tsukasa is leaving Tokyo for New York, but something Rui tells him before he leaves upsets him. Financial problems strike the Makino family when Tsukushi's father looses his job. Now, the family depends on Tsukushi marrying a rich boy from Eitoku Academy. And, who is this strange new boy who wants to help her?
Ranma 1/2 by Rumiko Takahashi( Book )

39 editions published between 1998 and 2016 in English and held by 812 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. Meiji swordsman romantic story by Nobuhiro Watsuki( Book )

16 editions published between 1994 and 2008 in English and held by 805 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
Superheroes : a never-ending battle( Visual )

2 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 794 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
Pokémon adventures by Hidenori Kusaka( Book )

18 editions published between 2009 and 2015 in English and held by 670 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
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 669 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rurouni Kenshin by Nobuhiro Watsuki( Book )

12 editions published between 1994 and 2008 in English and held by 664 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hitokiri Battsai helped close the turbulent Bakumatsu era and begin the age known as Meiji, then disappeared. In 1878, Kaoru bumps into the wandering Kenshin while seeking the Battosai, who is ruining her name by killing people using her signature style
Pokémon adventures by Hidenori Kusaka( Book )

9 editions published between 2009 and 2015 in English and held by 639 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Red wants to be friends with the Pokémon as well as their trainer-- can he win over the independent Pikachu?
Dragon Ball Z by Akira Toriyama( Book )

20 editions published between 1984 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 620 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
Inu-yasha. [a feudal fairy tale] by Rumiko Takahashi( Book )

13 editions published between 1998 and 2010 in English and held by 612 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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
Ranma 1/2 by Rumiko Takahashi( Book )

8 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 who turns into a girl every time he is splashed with cold water
Dragon Ball Z by Akira Toriyama( Book )

21 editions published between 1984 and 2011 in English and held by 593 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
Dragon Ball Z by Akira Toriyama( Book )

17 editions published between 2001 and 2015 in English and held by 590 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
Inu yasha by Rumiko Takahashi( Book )

15 editions published between 2001 and 2008 in English and held by 547 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Meet Sango and Kohaku, a pair of monster hunters whose tremendous boomerang can slice any demon in two. But this brother-and-sister team is split apart when a demon possesses Kohaku. Then the demon manipulates the ninja girl Sango into fighting Inu-Yasha in a no-holds-barred battle
Rurouni Kenshin. Meiji swordsman romantic story by Nobuhiro Watsuki( Book )

18 editions published between 2003 and 2009 in English and held by 546 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Isurugi Raijuta, a truly old-school swordsman, comes to Kenshin and requests his aid in reforming the state of swordsmanship schools, or kenjutsu dojo, in Japan
Networked : Carabella on the run by Gerard Jones( Book )

5 editions published in 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 131 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" -- p. [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

جيرارد جونز

Languages
English (430)

Covers
Killing monsters : why children need fantasy, super heroes, and make-believe violenceMen of tomorrow : geeks, gangsters, and the birth of the comic bookDragon Ball ZBoys over flowers. Hana yori dangoRanma 1/2Rurouni Kenshin. Meiji swordsman romantic storyPokémon adventuresHoney, I'm home! : sitcoms, selling the American dream