Gerard Jones

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Gerard Jones
Born (1957-07-10) July 10, 1957 (age 57)
Cut Bank, Montana, United States
Occupation Nonfiction writer, Novelist, Short story writer, comic book writer

Gerard Jones (born July 10, 1957) is an American author and comic book writer.


Jones was born in Cut Bank, Montana, and raised in Los Gatos and Gilroy, California. He currently resides in San Francisco, where he is a member of the San Francisco Writers' Grotto, a workspace co-operative that also includes Po Bronson, Caroline Paul, Tom Barbash, Peter Orner, Jason Roberts, and Laura Jane Fraser, among others.[1]

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 began writing humorous fiction again in 2008 with the online series My Pal Splendid Man and Million Dollar Ideas.[2]

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, Batman and, with Jacobs, The Trouble with Girls.[3]

Since 1993, Jones has been primarily a writer of non-fiction books, mainly concerning American culture and media: Honey I'm Home: Sitcoms Selling the American Dream; Killing Monsters: Why Children Need Fantasy, Superheroes and Make-Believe Violence; Men of Tomorrow: Geeks, Gangsters and the Birth of the Comic Book, which won an Eisner Award in 2005; and The Undressing of America.

Jones 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.[4]


  • 2005 Eisner Award, Best Comics-Related Book: Men of Tomorrow: Geeks, Gangsters, and the Birth of the Comic Book




Comics work includes:


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Preceded by
James Owsley
Green Lantern writer
Succeeded by
Ron Marz
Preceded by
Dan Vado
Justice League America writer
Succeeded by
Grant Morrison
Preceded by
J.M. DeMatteis
Justice League Europe writer
Succeeded by