Comic Book Series

Cover to Action Philosophers #1

Action Philosophers was published by Evil Twin Comics. Price per issue is $2.95.

Publication Dates

Last Issue

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

Current Issue

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

Next Issue



Final issue was #9.


Main Characters

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

Action Philosophers #9

"The Lightning Round"

Action Philosophers #8

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

Action Philosophers #7

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

Action Philosophers #6

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

Action Philosophers #5

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

Action Philosophers #4

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

Action Philosophers #3

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

Action Philosophers #2

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

Action Philosophers #1

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.

Past Storylines


Trade Paperbacks


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


Leftover Useful Information

Creative Team

Fred Van Lente - writer Ryan Dunlavey - artist

Publishing History

Future Publication Dates

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