Follow TV Tropes

Following

Comic Book / Jonesy

Go To

https://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/boombox_jonesy_001_main_666x10241.jpg
"Hey TV Tropes! Over here! It's me, Jonesy! Welcome to the worst day ever!"
Advertisement:

Meet Jonesy, typical teenager who lives in the small town of Plymouth. Nothing really special about her, she hates Valentines Day, she writes fanzines as a hobby, loves her ferrets, has a father that works in the best donut shop in town and goes though the usual motions of growing up.

Oh yeah and she has SECRET LOVE POWERS i.e: the ability to make anyone fall in love with something...save herself.

As you can imagine she sometimes uses this ability for her own benefit, but as is the case, they sometimes have a method of backfiring on her, forcing her to face the music and solve her problems herself. But Jonesy has a good head on her shoulders and tries to make things right where she mess up. Needless to say, Hilarity Ensues.

Created by Sam Humphries & Caitlin Rose Boyle and published by Boom! Studios. Ran for 12 issues from Feb 2016 to April 2017.

Advertisement:


Tropes

  • Adorkable: Even said out loud when Jonesy describes her father. Clearly the writers visit this site.
  • Amicably Divorced: Despite being divorced, Jonesy's parents still get along quite well and reveal they broke up due to just marrying too young and having different interests. So, out of convenience for their daughter, her father agreed to look after Jonesy while the mother went off to pursue her dream of going to law school to better support her.
  • Amazingly Embarrassing Parents: Jonesy's father loves to make puns and her mother is a self-proclaimed dork.
  • Anticlimax: The first four issues features a subplot of the principal of Jonesy's school growing supicious of her and that a lot of odd occurances happens when she's around. She eventually does confirm her suspicions after seeing Jonesy use her power at the prom (albeit telling the attendants to have fun), but Jonesy quickly shuts her down by giving her a "World of Cardboard" Speech and stating that she doesn't have any proof to her claims otherwise. After that the subplot is dropped entirely.
  • Advertisement:
  • Becareful What You Wish For: Jonesy uses her powers to have Stuff come down to Plymouth and meet her personally. It seems like a dream come true...until he reveals he's nothing more then a shallow jerk who cares more about his fame then anything and utterly refuses to compromise on his creative decisions.
  • Blackmail: Landon tries to blackmail Jonesy into helping him to build a castle by threatening to expose her secret. She gets around this by exposing her secret herself, robbing him of any leverage he has on her.
  • Black Best Friend: Susan, ironically Jonesy didn't like her at first due to Susan making fun of her for not getting any Valentine's carnations. But after talking with her, the two find they have a lot in common and she becomes one of her best friends afterwards.
  • Breaking the Fourth Wall: Jonesy usually starts a lot of the issues talking to the reader before going into the story proper (though she does speak with the audience more in the first and last issue). Her father and Susan have likewise took turns as well.
  • Broken Pedestal: The singer, Stuff, for Jonesy when she finds out how much of a shallow jerk he is.
  • Catchphrase: "Jumping Jehosahaphat!" for Jonesy when surprised by something.
  • Character Development: Jonesy starts the series off as a bit of a brat and finding anything outside of her own self interest to be stupid or not worth her time. Eventually she learns to be more caring and understanding to other people and tries to avoid using her powers for selfish means.
  • Evil Counterpart: Landon who reveals he likewise has love powers. Unlike Jonesy though, he uses them completely for his own selfish ends without a hint of remorse or conscience.
  • Hidden Depths: Susan turns out to be a fan of country music and even sings a few of her own.
  • How We Got Here: A multi-part example. Issue 8 ends with Jonesy meeting Landon for the first time and him revealing his own love powers. Then we go to Issue 9 and Jonesy is suddenly in the neighboring city visiting her mother without an explanation with happened (though we are given a hint it wasn't good). After helping out the community there by getting the ferret rescue center to reopen, she heads back to Plymouth. Issue 11 finally reveals what happened via a zine Jonesy sent to her newfound friends explaining what transpired after she met Landon, and what caused her to leave Plymouth in the first place.
  • Hypnotic Eyes: When Jonesy use her powers, her eyes turn into hearts as she give the commands. Those affected have their eyes turn into hearts also.
  • It's All About Me:
    • Stuff, the singer Jonesy has the hots for, turns out to be very self-centered and blatantly ignores Jonesy's ideas for his show or rips them off entirely. Needless to say, her admiration for him quickly plummets when this is revealed.
    • Landon uses his power for his own benefit and only seeks Jonesy out because his love powers aren't strong enough for mass use.
  • Jerkass: Landon who manipulated his whole hometown into doing whatever he wanted to the point he got elected mayor there. And even then that wasn't enough for him, he wanted the townspeople to build a castle for him and tried to force Jonesy to use her powers to help him do it.
  • Laser-Guided Karma: Landon uses his powers for his own personal gain and tried to force Jonesy to use her to further his own aims. Jonesy instead ruined his plans by revealing her powers to Plymouth before he could and causing Landon to fall in love with going back to his town and facing punishment for his actions.
  • Love Spell: Essentially Jonesy commands people by telling them "You will fall in love with... (etc)". It doesn't have to be a person, she can have them go to eat objects or head for a location, etc. Though of course she has to be careful how she words things as the commands can sometimes come out wrong (telling classmates to love a student or having her dad go to get a tattoo). What's more she can't get the target to love her directly.
  • Must Make Amends: In the final issue, Jonesy heads back to Plymouth to own up to her actions in which she's given community service. Fair enough punishment but the commissioner tries to force her to sign a pledge not to use her power anymore. This conflicts Jonsey since she already learned her lesson but doesn't want to be restricted. In the midst of this, she tries to apologize to Farid for forcing him to punch Landon but he's less then receptive. It eventually reaches a climax where one of the townspeople actually requests Jonsey use her powers on him so he can talk to a crush of his. Leading Jonesy to realize she can use her powers for good by giving people courage (of their own volition of course). After telling off the commissioner who tries to force Jonesy to sign the pledge, Farid sees this and realizes she genuinely learned her lesson allowing the two to finally patch things up.
  • My God, What Have I Done?: Happens very frequently when Jonesy uses her powers for self gain. For example, in the first issue, she (inadvertently) uses her powers to make the students if the school fall in love with a girl she doesn't like. To which they send the girl carnations embarrassing her in the process. Jonesy is overjoyed by it till she finds out that 1) The students didn't pay for the carnations, just swiped them off the table who was selling it and 2) the money was meant to go to a charity for ferrets.
  • Nice Job Breaking It, Hero!: Again very frequently when using the love powers. They often have some unforeseen consequences.
  • Parental Abandonment: Subverted, Jonesy thinks her mom did this when she divorced her dad and left them. But her mother reveals it was a mutual breakup and that she truly loves her. Heck she went through the trouble of finding a apartment with a guest room in it so Jonesy could have a place to sleep when she visited her.
  • Rapunzel Hair: Jonesy's hair is quite big and covers the whole of her backside.
  • Secret Keeper: Farid and Susan are pretty much the only ones Jonesy has told about her love powers until the next to last issue where Jonesy reveals her secret to the whole town to foil Landon's scheme. Technically the principal of her school finds out earlier but since Jonsey practically saves her prom with it and tells her she'll look like a loon if she reveals it, the principal never bothers to expose Jonesy. Likewise her grandmother was apparently in the know too.
  • Shout-Out: One issue has a pair of background characters who are rather obviously supposed to be Yuuri and Victor from Yuri!!! on Ice.
  • The Fourth Wall Will Not Protect You: The series ends with Jonesy commanding the reader to love her or himself.
  • Visit by Divorced Dad: Inverted, Jonesy's parents are divorced, but she stays with her father while her mother stays in the city to focus on law school and be a lawyer. Issue 7 is the focus of this when her mother comes to visit.
  • What the Hell, Hero?: Jonesy gets it a few times through the series but the most major standout happens in the penultimate issue: Landon uses his love powers on Susan to Jonesy's anger that she uses her powers on her other friend, Farid, to punch Landon for her. She admits she got caught up in the moment and felt sick after doing the act. However, Farid eventually finds out what happened after Jonesy reveals her powers to the town and angrily calls her out for doing so. Culminating with Farid telling her to never talk to him again to the point he even blocks her on his Facebook-esqe page. They do eventually smooth things out in the last issue.
  • Whole Episode Flashback: Issue 11 showcases what caused Jonesy to come to her mother's city in the first place after the end of Issue 8.
  • Will They or Won't They?: Farid, a childhood friend of Jonesy has a pretty obvious crush on Jonesy and she seems to reciprocate. But the series never reveals if they hooked up proper or not.
  • You Are Better Than You Think You Are: Jonesy tells the reader while using her powers in the final issue.
  • Your Approval Fills Me with Shame: After Jonesy uses her powers to have Farid punch Landon for her after he uses his powers on Susan. Landon is at first shocked but approves Jonsey on doing so since it's something he would do. Naturally Jonesy isn't pleased with both her actions and the compliment.
Top

How well does it match the trope?

Example of:

/

Media sources:

/

Report