WorldCat Identities

Jones, Gerard 1957-

Overview
Works: 1,852 works in 4,428 publications in 1 language and 94,153 library holdings
Genres: Graphic novels  Comic books, strips, etc  Fantasy comic books, strips, etc  Comics (Graphic works)  Fiction  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Biography  Juvenile works  Young adult works  History 
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 )

69 editions published between 2010 and 2015 in English and held by 2,668 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gold is still trying to track down Silver when he uncovers a far bigger threat. Can these two trainers put aside their differences to fight a common enemy? Keep an eye on Team Rocket, Gold and Silver. ... Will they be the toughest opponents yet?
Killing monsters : why children need fantasy, super heroes, and make-believe violence by Gerard Jones( Book )

17 editions published between 2002 and 2008 in English and held by 2,458 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 1,630 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 )

52 editions published between 1984 and 2017 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,475 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 1,188 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
Dragon Ball Z by Akira Toriyama( Book )

28 editions published between 1984 and 2009 in English and held by 1,152 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 )

71 editions published between 1992 and 2007 in English and held by 1,019 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?
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
Rurouni Kenshin : Meiji swordsman romantic story by Nobuhiro Watsuki( Book )

15 editions published between 2003 and 2008 in English and held by 691 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The wandering swordsman, Kenshin Himura, once an assassin, now fights to protect those in need
Dragon Ball Z by Akira Toriyama( Book )

22 editions published between 1984 and 2015 in English and held by 676 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After training in the afterlife with the great martial arts teacher Kaio-sama, Goku returns to Earth to face the ruthless Vegeta, commander of the alien Saiyans
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 657 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
Pokémon adventures by Hidenori Kusaka( Book )

19 editions published between 2000 and 2015 in English and held by 647 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Red wants to be friends with the Pokémon as well as their trainer. Can he win over the independent Pikachu?
Rurouni Kenshin by Nobuhiro Watsuki( Book )

8 editions published between 1994 and 2008 in English and held by 635 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
Inu-yasha. [a feudal fairy tale] by Rumiko Takahashi( Book )

17 editions published between 1998 and 2010 in English and held by 615 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
Pokémon adventures by Hidenori Kusaka( Book )

6 editions published between 2009 and 2014 in English and held by 611 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 )

24 editions published between 2001 and 2016 in English and held by 599 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Using the ancient Namek spaceship, Bulma, Gohan, and Kuririn set off to Planet Namek. But upon landing on the original world of the Dragon Balls, their jubilation is short-lived: Vegeta arrives minutes later. Worse still, Emperor Freezer has already invaded!
Dragon Ball Z by Akira Toriyama( Book )

17 editions published between 1984 and 2017 in English and Undetermined and held by 567 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
Pokemon adventures by Hidenori Kusaka( Book )

7 editions published between 2010 and 2014 in English and held by 567 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"On her search for famous Pokemon trainer Red, Yellow Caballero finds both human and Pokemon friends--and enemies. Now Yellow must team up with other trainers, gym leaders and even evil Team Rocket to fight the Elite Four! Yellow Caballero prepare to battle the Elite Four's top trainer, Lance ... It'll take everything you have and everybody you know to beat him!"--Cover
Ranma 1/2 by Rumiko Takahashi( Book )

8 editions published between 1993 and 2014 in English and held by 564 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 )

18 editions published between 1984 and 2011 in English and held by 562 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
 
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WorldCat IdentitiesRelated Identities
Killing monsters : why children need fantasy, super heroes, and make-believe violence
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Killing 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 runDragon Ball ZBoys over flowers. Hana yori dangoRurouni Kenshin : Meiji swordsman romantic storyDragon Ball Z
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

Languages
English (437)