“Imagine Plato as a wrestling superstar of ancient Greece, Nietzsche as the original ubermensch, and Bohidharma as the grand master of kung fu. These are not just great thinkers they also make great comics. Action Philosophers! details the lives and thoughts of history’s A-list brain trust in hip and humorous comic book fashion. “
That’s how the Action Philosophers! comic book was pitched when its creators, Fred Van Lente and Ryan Dunlavey, published it in 2009. The comic book is still in print, and you can read the fun preview edition online. It starts, of course, with the Pre-Socratics — Thales, Anaximander, Parmenides, and the gang. Enjoy.