Gerard Jones (1957 - )
Gerard Jones is an extraordinary author who has written comic books including The Trouble With Girls, Freex, The Shadow Strikes, Batman, Green Lantern, the masterpiece series Green Lantern Mosaic, Trinity, JLA, Superman, Oktane, and Spider-Man. Other works include Killing Monsters: Why Children Need Fantasy, Super Heroes, and Make-Believe Violence, Men of Tomorrow (which Alan Moore called "the secret history of America...A magnificent piece of work"), and Honey I'm Home: Sitcoms Selling the American Dream. He is also the founder of the Art and Story Workshops.
"Violent Media is Good for Kids" - Gerard Jones
His website and blog
Jones' profile page at Red Room
(great authors main page)
List of Non-Comic Books
Men Of Tomorrow: Geeks, Gangsters, and the Birth of the Comic Book
The Comic Book Heroes
The Beaver Papers
Honey, I'm Home!: Sitcoms: Selling The American Dream
Honey I'm Home
Million Dollar Idea (with Will Jacobs)
The Undressing of America - How a Bodybuilder, a Swimming Queen and a Magician Created Reality Media
(not a complete list)
On discovering The Hulk as a child: "Suddenly I had a fantasy self who could show me what it felt like to be unafraid of my own desires and the world's disapproval, to be bold enough to destroy what had to be destroyed."
"Many critics have argued that entertainment teaches children that violence is a good way to settle problems. Reality, however, is a good corrective to that...One of the great charms of a make-believe world is that the very behaviors that we know won't solve problems in the complex, constraining world will work there."
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