July 10, 1957 |
Cut Bank, Montana, US
From 1983 to 1988, Jones and Will Jacobs were contributors to National Lampoon magazine. They also wrote a humor book, The Beaver Papers, parodying the TV series Leave It to Beaver, and a history of comics, The Comic Book Heroes: From the Silver Age to the Present. He and Jacobs returned to humorous fiction in 2014 with The Beaver Papers 2 and My Pal Splendid Man.
From 1987 to 2001, Jones wrote comic books for Marvel Comics, DC Comics, Dark Horse Comics, Viz Media, Malibu Comics and other publishers, including such series as Green Lantern, Justice League, Prime, Ultraforce, El Diablo, Wonder Man, Martian Manhunter, Elongated Man, The Shadow, Pokémon Adventures, Dragon Ball, Batman and, with Jacobs, The Trouble with Girls.
Since 1993, Jones has been primarily a writer of non-fiction books, mainly concerning American culture and media, including television comedy (Honey I'm Home), violence in entertainment (Killing Monsters), and comic-book history (Men of Tomorrow). He appears in Look, Up in the Sky: The Amazing Story of Superman, American Masters: Lucille Ball, Make 'Em Laugh: The Funny Business of America, and other documentaries.
- 2005 Eisner Award, Best Comics-Related Book: Men of Tomorrow: Geeks, Gangsters, and the Birth of the Comic Book
- The Beaver Papers: The Story of the Lost Season (with Will Jacobs, Crown Publishers, 1984, ISBN 978-0-517-54991-9)
- Honey I'm Home: Sitcoms Selling the American Dream (St. Martin's Griffin, 1993, ISBN 978-0-312-08810-1)
- The Comic Book Heroes: The First History of Modern Comic Books - From the Silver Age to the Present (with Will Jacobs, Crown Publishing Group 1985, 1996 - revised edition - ISBN 0-517-55440-2 )
- Killing Monsters: Why Children Need Fantasy, Superheroes and Make-Believe Violence (Basic Books, 2003, ISBN 978-0-465-03696-7)
- Men of Tomorrow: Geeks, Gangsters, and the Birth of the Comic Book (Basic Books, 2005, ISBN 978-0-465-03657-8)
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- The Trouble with Girls (with Will Jacobs and Tim Hamilton, Malibu Comics, 1987)
- Oktane (with Gene Ha, Dark Horse Comics, 1996, ISBN 978-1-56971-212-2)
- Martian Manhunter: American Secrets, DC Comics
- Dragon Ball (English version), Viz Media 1998-2004
- Dragon Ball Z (English version), Viz Media, 1998-2006
- Dragon Ball: Full Color (English version), Viz Media, 2014-current
- Green Lantern (Volume 3) #1-47, DC Comics, 1990-1993
- Green Lantern: Emerald Dawn #2-6 (With Jim Owsley, Keith Giffen, M.D. Bright and Romeo Tanghal), DC Comics, 1989-1990
- Green Lantern: Emerald Dawn II #1-6, DC Comics, 1991
- Green Lantern: Mosaic #1-18, DC Comics, 1992-1993
- Pokemon Adventures Volumes 1-14 (English Version), Viz Media, 2000-2003, 2009-2011
- Ranma ½ (English version), Viz Media, 1993-2006
- Batman: Fortunate Son, DC Comics, 1999
- Miller, John Jackson (June 10, 2005). "Comics Industry Birthdays". Comics Buyer's Guide. Iola, Wisconsin. Archived from the original on October 29, 2010.
- Tobin, Pat (May 14, 2007). "Pat Tobin on a Comics-Related Event at Fordham University on June 2". ComicsReporter.com. Archived from the original on October 26, 2007. Retrieved January 8, 2017.
- Atomic Drop Press. Retrieved on January 8, 2017. Archived from the original on January 8, 2017.
- Manning, Matthew K.; Dolan, Hannah, ed. (2010). "1990s". DC Comics Year By Year A Visual Chronicle. Dorling Kindersley. p. 245. ISBN 978-0-7566-6742-9.
Writer Gerard Jones and penciller Pat Broderick jump-started the further adventures of Hal [Jordan] and company by beginning Green Lantern's third ongoing series, which would last an impressive 181 issues.
- Manning "1990s" in Dolan, p. 252: "With the [Justice League] titles spearheaded by Superman mainstay Dan Jurgens, writer Gerard Jones and artists Rick Burchett and Ron Randall jumped on board as well to help revitalize the franchise."
- Gerard Jones at the Grand Comics Database
- Bodley, Michael (2017-01-07). "Comic book author suspected of putting child porn on YouTube". San Francisco Chronicle. Archived from the original on 2017-01-08.
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