Born in 1953 in Oklahoma, R. A. Jones is a Tulsa-based writer and editor who got his start in the comic book business in the 1980’s. During that time, he served as Executive Editor of Elite Comics, wrote for a wide variety of comic book news magazines. He was voted "Favorite Writer About Comics" in a fan poll conducted by the publication Comic Buyer's Guide. He wrote a tremendous amount of comics for Malibu Comics, including Star Trek: Deep Space Nine. He also wrote for other publishers: Dark Horse, on Harlan Ellison’s Dream Corridor, DC on Showcase ’95, and Marvel on Weapon X and Wolverine/Captain America. In 2006, R.A. was inducted into the Oklahoma Cartoonist Collection Hall of Fame.