Cover to Action Philosophers #1

Action Philosophers is published by Evil Twin Comics. Current price per issue is $2.95.

Publication Dates[edit | edit source]

Last Issue[edit | edit source]

Action Philosophers #8: 28 Feb 2007: "Senseless Violence Spectacular"

Current Issue[edit | edit source]

Action Philosophers #9: 06 Sep 2007: "The Lightning Round"

Next Issue[edit | edit source]


Status[edit | edit source]

Series of self-contained books each featuring different philosophers in amazing cartoon action. Published irregularly. Final issue will be #9.

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Main Characters[edit | edit source]

The comics creators themselves often show up in stories, either as background characters or to help illustrate ideas of the philosophies covered - example: Isaac Newton strangles artist Ryan Dunlavey for drawing the cliche of an apple hitting him on the head.

Recent Storylines[edit | edit source]

Action Philosophers #9[edit | edit source]

"The Lightning Round"

Action Philosophers #8[edit | edit source]

"Senseless Violence Spectacular" - Features Kant, Hegel, Schopenhauer, and “You’re A Good Man John Stuart Mill”.

Action Philosophers #7[edit | edit source]

"It's All Greek to You!" - Features The Pre-Socrates, Aristotle, and Epictetus the Stoic.

Action Philosophers #6[edit | edit source]

"The People's Choice" - Features philosophers chosen in an online poll: St. Thomas Aquinas, Soren Keirkegaard, and Ludwig Wittgenstein.

Action Philosophers #5[edit | edit source]

"Hate the French!" - Features René Descartes, Jean-Paul Sartre and Jacques Derrida

Action Philosophers #4[edit | edit source]

"World Domination Handbook" - Features Karl Marx, Machiavelli and The Kabbalah

Action Philosophers #3[edit | edit source]

"Self-Help for Stupid Ugly Losers" - Features Sigmund Freud, Carl Jung and Joseph Campbell

Action Philosophers #2[edit | edit source]

"All-Sex Special" - Features Thomas Jefferson, Ayn Rand, and Saint Augustine.

Action Philosophers #1[edit | edit source]

Features Action Philosopher #17: Plato, Action Philosopher #23: Bodhidharma, and Action Philosopher #9: Friedrich Nietzche. Each section tells the life story and major contributions to the field of philosophy of each of the title philosophers.

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Hardcovers[edit | edit source]

  • Action Philosophers: The Tenth Anniversary Überedition! - Collects #1-9, plus five additional stories. - WorldCat - ISBN 9781616555399

History[edit | edit source]

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Creative Team[edit | edit source]

Fred Van Lente - writer Ryan Dunlavey - artist

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