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Dirty Laundry: Comics Writer & Child Pornography

Jones, 60, pleaded guilty to the charges in April and was remanded on bail until sentencing. The charges were in regard to distributing and possessing child pornography.

…As a result, DC Comics cancelled planned reprints of his Justice League and Green Lantern work. He is also known for co-creating the Ultraverse character Prime, about a child who instantly turns into a super-strong adult superhero, as well Topaz, who appeared in the recent Thor: Ragnarok movie. He also co-created The Trouble with Girls, Solitaire, Ultraforce, and Hulk 2099; wrote the Green Lantern stories Emerald Dawn, Emerald Dawn II, Mosaic, and the Guy Gardner series that so defined the current version of the Green Lantern character, including the upcoming movie; and Martian Manhunter: American Secrets, which also defined the Martian Manhunter for the current comics.

He also wrote the non-fiction books The Comic Book Heroes: The First History of Modern Comic Books, Killing Monsters: Why Children Need Fantasy, Superheroes and Make-Believe Violence and Men of Tomorrow: Geeks, Gangsters, and the Birth of the Comic Book.

Jones also wrote the Pokemon comic strip of 2000 – 2001.

Full story at Bleeding Cool.

Community Comments

#1 Mike Lester
@ 6:51 am

There’s been attempts over the years to normalize pedophilia. Good to see rule of law and protections still in place for children.
So long Mr. Jones.

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