J. G. Jones
|J. G. Jones|
Jones at the 2013 Wizard World New York Experience in Manhattan.
|Awards||2006 Cover Artist of the Year (Wizard)|
Jones is best known for his work as cover artist on various comic book series, including a stint on Brian K. Vaughan's Y: The Last Man and for DC Comics, the six-issue limited series Villains United written by Gail Simone, as well as all 52 covers for the maxi-series 52.
In 1999, Jones and writer Devin K. Grayson introduced the Yelena Belova character in the Black Widow limited series. The following year, Jones collaborated with writer Grant Morrison on the Marvel Boy limited series.
Jones was intended to be the sole artist on the Grant Morrison DC event series Final Crisis. However, due to delays, Jones was assisted by artists Carlos Pacheco, Marco Rudy, and Doug Mahnke for issues #4–6, and replaced for issue #7 by Mahnke. Jones noted that "Any problems completing the series are my own. I love Doug Mahnke’s art, and he would have probably been a better choice to draw this series in the first place."
Since then, Jones has been mostly providing covers for DC Comics, on titles such as Batman and Robin, Doc Savage, Frankenstein, Agent of S.H.A.D.E. and Mister Terrific. Before Watchmen: Comedian, written by Brian Azzarello and illustrated by Jones was published in 2012-2013. Jones and writer Mark Waid produced Strange Fruit for Boom! Studios in July 2015.
- Dark Dominion #7-9: "Once a Hero!" (with Len Wein, Defiant Comics, 1994)
- Rant #1-2 (with Jonathan Larsen, Boneyard Press, 1994–1995)
- Fatale (with Jim Shooter and Jay Jay Jackson, Broadway Comics):
- "Fatale" (in Powers That Be #1, 1995)
- "Inherit the Earth" (in Fatale #1-6, 1996)
- Shi: Rekishi #1-2 (with Christopher Golden, Crusade Comics, 1997)
- Tomoe: Unforgettable Fire: "The Face You Had Before You Were Born" (with Tony Bedard, one-shot, Crusade, 1997)
- Shi: The Series #1-3, 5 (with Tony Bedard, Crusade, 1997)
- Shi: Black, White and Red #1-2 (with Thomas E. Sniegoski, Crusade, 1998)
- Painkiller Jane/Darkchylde: "Lost in a Dream" (with Brian Augustyn, one-shot, Event Comics, 1998)
- Black Widow #1-3: "The Itsy-Bitsy Spider" (with Devin K. Grayson, Marvel Comics, 1999)
- Webspinners: Tales of Spider-Man #12: "Perchance to Dream" (with Paul Jenkins, Marvel, 1999)
- Marvel Boy #1-6 (with Grant Morrison, Marvel, 2000–2001)
- Wonder Woman: The Hiketeia (with Greg Rucka, graphic novel, DC Comics, 2002)
- Wanted #1-6 (with Mark Millar, Top Cow, 2003–2005)
- The Avengers #503 (with Brian Michael Bendis, among other artists, Marvel, 2004)
- 52 #16: "The Origin of Black Adam" (with Mark Waid, co-feature, DC Comics, 2006)
- Final Crisis #1-6 (with Grant Morrison, Carlos Pacheco and Doug Mahnke, DC Comics, 2008–2009)
- DC Universe: Legacies #1: "Snapshot: Reflection!" (with Len Wein, co-feature, DC Comics, 2010)
- Doc Savage #13-17 (script, with Qing Ping Mui (artist), DC Comics, 2011)
- Before Watchmen: Comedian #1-6 (with Brian Azzarello, DC Comics, 2012-2013)
- Strange Fruit #1-4 (with Mark Waid, 2015)
- Shi: The Series #4, 6 (Crusade, 1997–1998)
- Warlock #1 (Marvel, 1999)
- Peter Parker: Spider-Man Annual '99 (Marvel, 1999)
- Aria/Angela #1 (Image, 2000)
- Gatecrasher: Ring of Fire #1-2 (Black Bull, 2000)
- Weather Woman #1 (CPM Manga, 2000)
- Wildcats #13-17 (Wildstorm, 2000–2001)
- Just a Pilgrim #1 (Black Bull, 2001)
- Birds of Prey #31 (DC Comics, 2001)
- Transmetropolitan #46-48 (Vertigo, 2001)
- Codename: Knockout #3, 15-23 (Vertigo, 2001–2003)
- Nightwing #59, 125 (DC Comics, 2001–2006)
- Superboy #94 (DC Comics, 2002)
- Just a Pilgrim: Garden of Eden #2 (Black Bull, 2002)
- Y: The Last Man #1-17 (Vertigo, 2002–2004)
- The Resistance #1 (Wildstorm, 2002)
- Catwoman #12-16 (DC Comics, 2002–2003)
- Captain Marvel #5 (Marvel, 2003)
- Captain America: What Price Glory? #2 (Marvel, 2003)
- The Avengers #65-71 (Marvel, 2003)
- Wonder Woman #200-203, 205-210, 212-213, 215-226 (DC Comics, 2004–2006)
- Red Sonja #2, 14 (Dynamite, 2005–2006)
- Serenity #1 (Dark Horse, 2005)
- Villains United #1-6 (DC Comics, 2005)
- Army of Darkness vs. Re-Animator #1 (Dynamite, 2005)
- Helios: In with the New #1 (Speakeasy, 2005)
- Captain Atom: Armageddon #2, 5, 8 (Wildstorm, 2006)
- 52 #1-52 (DC Comics, 2006–2007)
- Savage Dragon #128 (Image, 2006)
- Snakes on a Plane #1 (Wildstorm, 2006)
- Deathblow #2 (Wildstorm, 2007)
- Justice League of America #4 (DC Comics, 2007)
- Countdown to Final Crisis #23, 35 (DC Comics, 2007)
- Potter's Field #1 (Boom! Studios, 2007)
- Supernatural: Origins #6 (Wildstorm, 2007)
- Final Crisis: Requiem #1 (DC Comics, 2008)
- Final Crisis #7 (DC Comics, 2009)
- Batman #687 (DC Comics, 2009)
- Batman and Robin #1, 22-26 (DC Comics, 2009–2011)
- Batman: Streets of Gotham #1 (DC Comics, 2009)
- Detective Comics #854 (DC Comics, 2009)
- Gotham City Sirens #1 (DC Comics, 2009)
- Red Robin #1 (DC Comics, 2009)
- The Outsiders #19 (DC Comics, 2009)
- The Shield #1 (DC Comics, 2009)
- The Web #1 (DC Comics, 2009)
- Batman/Doc Savage Special #1 (DC Comics, 2009)
- First Wave #1-6 (DC Comics, 2010–2011)
- Doc Savage #1-12 (DC Comics, 2010–2011)
- Gen¹³ #37 (Wildstorm, 2010)
- First Wave Special #1 (DC Comics, 2011)
- Brightest Day Aftermath: The Search #1 (DC Comics, 2011)
- Green Lantern #67 (DC Comics, 2011)
- Flashpoint: Hal Jordan #3 (DC Comics, 2011)
- Frankenstein, Agent of S.H.A.D.E. #1-7 (DC Comics, 2011–2012)
- Mister Terrific #1-8 (DC Comics, 2011–2012)
- 2006: Nominated for "Best Cover Artist" Eisner Award, for Codename: Knockout and Transmetropolitan
- 2006: Nominated for "Best Penciller/Inker" Eisner Award, for Wanted
- Renaud, Jeffrey (January 27, 2011). "J.G. Jones: Man of Bronze". Comic Book Resources. Archived from the original on November 8, 2013. Retrieved December 8, 2013.
One of those creators, J.G. Jones, is about to fulfill a fantasy he's held since he was a young boy growing up in Walker, Louisiana.
- "J. G. Jones". Wizard Entertainment. 2013. Archived from the original on September 9, 2013.
- Cowsill, Alan; Dolan, Hannah, ed. (2010). "2000s". DC Comics Year By Year A Visual Chronicle. Dorling Kindersley. p. 307. ISBN 978-0-7566-6742-9.
With distinctively painted covers by J. G. Jones, Yorick's quest to reach his fiancé, Beth Deville, in Australia proved gripping right up to its touching and thoughtful conclusion.
- Manning, Matthew K.; Gilbert, Laura, ed. (2008). "1990s". Marvel Chronicle A Year by Year History. Dorling Kindersley. p. 294. ISBN 978-0756641238.
Devin Grayson...made the switch to Marvel in order to orchestrate the first Black Widow miniseries alongside artist J. G. Jones. This new three-issue series pitted Yelena Belova...against Natasha Romanov, the defender and originator of the Black Widow name.
- Manning "2000s" in Gilbert (2008), p. 301: "Writer Grant Morrison and artist J. G. Jones introduced a new Marvel Boy in this six-issue Marvel Knights miniseries."
- Cowsill "2000s" in Dolan, p. 334: "The main series, with art by J. G. Jones (joined on later issues by Carlos Pacheco and Doug Mahnke), had a visually dramatic conclusion as an army of pan-dimensional Supermen teamed up to save the world from the effects of Darkseid's Anti-Life Equation."
- Renaud, Jeffrey (October 21, 2008). "J.G. Jones Apologizes For Unfinished Final Crisis Work". Comic Book Resources. Archived from the original on October 25, 2013. Retrieved October 21, 2008.
- Nissim, Mayer (February 7, 2012). "Before Watchmen is a bad idea, fans say". Digital Spy. Archived from the original on July 2, 2013.
- "DC Entertainment Announces Official Publication Date for Before Watchmen". DC Comics. March 12, 2012. Archived from the original on October 28, 2013.
- Towers, Andrea (June 30, 2015). "Mark Waid and J.G. Jones preview powerful historically based comic, Strange Fruit". Entertainment Weekly.
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