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Action Philosophers

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Cover to Action Philosophers #1

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

Publication DatesEdit

Last IssueEdit

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

Current IssueEdit

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

Next IssueEdit



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


Main CharactersEdit

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 StorylinesEdit

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.

Past StorylinesEdit


Trade PaperbacksEdit


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


Leftover Useful InformationEdit

Creative TeamEdit

Fred Van Lente - writer Ryan Dunlavey - artist

Publishing HistoryEdit

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


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