Gerard Jones

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Gerard Jones
Born (1957-07-10) July 10, 1957 (age 60)
Cut Bank, Montana, US
Occupation writer

Gerard Jones (born July 10, 1957)[1] is an American writer, known primarily for his non-fiction and comic book work.

Early life[edit]

Jones was born in Cut Bank, Montana, and raised in the California towns of Los Gatos and Gilroy,[2]


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.[3]

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,[4] Justice League,[5] Prime, Ultraforce, El Diablo, Wonder Man, Martian Manhunter, Elongated Man, The Shadow, Pokémon Adventures, Dragon Ball, Batman and, with Jacobs, The Trouble with Girls.[6]

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.[citation needed]

Personal life[edit]

Jones resides in San Francisco[7] with his wife.[8] He was arrested on December 29, 2016 on charges of child pornography. His lawyer entered a plea of "not guilty".[7] On March 30, prosecutors noted in a motion that Jones would plead guilty to two felony counts of possession and distribution of child pornography.[8]


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





  1. ^ Miller, John Jackson (June 10, 2005). "Comics Industry Birthdays". Comics Buyer's Guide. Iola, Wisconsin. Archived from the original on October 30, 2010. 
  2. ^ Tobin, Pat (May 14, 2007). "Pat Tobin on a Comics-Related Event at Fordham University on June 2". Archived from the original on October 26, 2007. Retrieved January 8, 2017. 
  3. ^ Atomic Drop Press. Retrieved on January 8, 2017. Archived from the original on January 8, 2017.
  4. ^ 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. 
  5. ^ 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."
  6. ^ Gerard Jones at the Grand Comics Database
  7. ^ a b 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. 
  8. ^ a b Johnston, Rich. "Mark Badger, James Hudnall, and Mike Barr Write Letters of Support as Gerard Jones Changes Plea to Guilty on Child Pornography Charges". Archived from the original on April 1, 2018. Retrieved April 1, 2018. 

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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