Top Five Month (check here to see an archive of all the top five lists featured so far) continues with a three-part take on “Keeping Up With the Joneses” by looking at the top five comic book artists, comic book writers and comic book characters with the last name of Jones.
Today we look at the top five writers with the last name of Jones!
First off, a VERY SPECIAL nod to Louise Jones, a great writer who was also a great editor for years (beginning with Eerie for Warren).
I just don’t believe that she ever wrote comics under the name Louise Jones (I think she was an editor under that name and all of her freelance writing work came as Louise Simonson). If she had written comics as Louise Jones, obviously she would be very high on this list. I just don’t believe she did, so while I still sort of want to, I just can’t justify placing her on the list – but she definitely deserves a mention.
Plus, a special nod to the Johnny Bacardi Show. Just because.
Jones did a few Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles comics for Mirage awhile back.
Jones is a bit more of an artist than he is a writer (and a very good artist at that) but he still did a nice job with his Blood and Kisses series back in the early 1990s.
5. Steven Phillip Jones
A extremely adept adapter of stories to comics, especially the works of HP Lovecraft, Jones has worked mostly in the novel world the last decade or so.
4. Russ Jones
Like Louise Jones, Russ Jones was mostly an editor and an impressive one at that (he got Jim Warren to do Creepy), but Russ DID write a little bit, which allows me to sneak him on to the list.
3. R.A. Jones
A long-time Malibu writer (Protectors, Ferret), Jones is perhaps best known for his work with Brett Lewis and Mike Avon Oeming on Bulletproof Monk.
2. Bruce Jones
It’s a tough call here, as Bruce Jones has had a stellar career in comics as a writer, particularly in the field of horror, but I just think that…
1. Gerard Jones
When you combine his strong comic book work with his exemplary comic book history work, that Gerry Jones deserves the top spot. Even JUST with his comic book work, I think I would give Gerry the nod, but the great Men of Tomorrow just cinches it in my mind.
Okay, that’s the list! Agree? Disagree? Let me know!