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Action Philosophers is published by Evil Twin Comics. Current price per issue is $2.95.
- Action Philosophers #8: 28 Feb 2007: "Senseless Violence Spectacular"
- Action Philosophers #9: 06 Sep 2007: "The Lightning Round"
Series of self-contained books each featuring different philosophers in amazing cartoon action. Published irregularly. Final issue will be #9.
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.
Action Philosophers #9 Edit
"The Lightning Round"
Action Philosophers #8 Edit
"Senseless Violence Spectacular" - Features Kant, Hegel, Schopenhauer, and “You’re A Good Man John Stuart Mill”.
Action Philosophers #7 Edit
"It's All Greek to You!" - Features The Pre-Socrates, Aristotle, and Epictetus the Stoic.
Action Philosophers #6 Edit
"The People's Choice" - Features philosophers chosen in an online poll: St. Thomas Aquinas, Soren Keirkegaard, and Ludwig Wittgenstein.
Action Philosophers #5 Edit
"Hate the French!" - Features René Descartes, Jean-Paul Sartre and Jacques Derrida
Action Philosophers #4 Edit
"World Domination Handbook" - Features Karl Marx, Machiavelli and The Kabbalah
Action Philosophers #3 Edit
"Self-Help for Stupid Ugly Losers" - Features Sigmund Freud, Carl Jung and Joseph Campbell
Action Philosophers #2 Edit
"All-Sex Special" - Features Thomas Jefferson, Ayn Rand, and Saint Augustine.
Action Philosophers #1 Edit
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.
- The More Than Complete Action Philosophers - Collects #1-9, plus 4 new stories. - WorldCat - ISBN 0977832937
- Action Philosophers: The Tenth Anniversary Überedition! - Collects #1-9, plus five additional stories. - WorldCat - ISBN 9781616555399
Leftover Useful InformationEdit
Fred Van Lente - writer Ryan Dunlavey - artist
Future Publication DatesEdit
Dates subject to change at the whims of the publisher or distributor. Please see the Diamond Shipping Lists for current information.
News & FeaturesEdit
- 10 Dec 2008 - Fred Van Lente Day Chat Transcript
- 16 Feb 2006 - Exclusive Preview: Action Philosophers #8, "Senseless Violence Spectacular"
- Action Philosophers on the Evil Twin Website - includes a sample story and excerpts.