Van Lente is the co-founder, along with artist Ryan Dunlavey, of Evil Twin Comics, which produces his and Dunlavey’s non-fiction comic books, the first and most famous of which is Action Philosophers.
Recent work includes becoming the ongoing co-author of Incredible Hercules with Greg Pak, as well as writing Marvel Zombies 3 and Marvel Zombies 4. with Kev Walker and X-Men Noir with Dennis Calero. Upcoming work includes two one-shots as part of Marvel Zombies Return. He also wrote the first issue of Deadpool Team-Up (number #899 as it was counting backwards from the #900 special).
Van Lente has been called "one of the most idiosyncratic and insightful new voices in comics."
Marvel Adventures Fantastic Four Vol. 6: Monsters & Mysteries (with Clay Mann, Marvel Comics, 2007, ISBN 978-0-7851-2380-4)
Marvel Adventures Iron Man Volume 1: Heart of Steel (with James Cordeiro, Marvel Comics, 2007, ISBN 978-0-7851-2644-7)
The Incredible Hercules #112—141 (with co-author Greg Pak and art by Khoi Pham, Rafa Sandoval, and others, Marvel Comics, 2008—2010) collected as:
Against The World (collects Incredible Hulk #112 and Incredible Hercules #113—115 and "Hulk vs. Hercules: When Titans Collide", 136 pages, hardcover, July 2008, ISBN 0-7851-3312-7, softcover, October 2008, ISBN 0-7851-2533-7)
Secret Invasion (collects Incredible Hercules #116—120, hardcover, November 2008, ISBN 0-7851-3333-X, softcover, March 2009, ISBN 0-7851-2829-8)
Love and War (collects Incredible Hercules #121—125, 128 pages, hardcover, March 2009, ISBN 0-7851-3334-8, softcover, June 2009, ISBN 0-7851-3246-5)
Dark Reign (collects Incredible Hercules #126—131, 160 pages, hardcover, October 2009, ISBN 0-7851-3830-7)
Hercules: Fall of an Avenger #1—2 (with co-author Greg Pak and art by Ariel Olivetti, Marvel Comics, March—April 2010)
Marvel Zombies 3 (with Kev Walker, 4-issue limited series, Marvel Comics, December 2008 - March 2009, tpb, 104 pages, hardcover, May 2009, ISBN 0-7851-3635-5, softcover, December 2009, ISBN 0-7851-3526-X)
X-Men Noir (with Dennis Calero, 4-issue limited series, Marvel Comics, February -May, 2009)
Marvel Zombies 4 (with Kev Walker, 4-issue limited series, Marvel Comics, June 2009 - ongoing, hardcover, November 2009, ISBN 0-7851-3917-6)
Marvel Zombies Return (Marvel Comics):
Marvel Zombies Return: Spider-Man (with artist Nick Dragotta, one-shot, 2009)
Marvel Zombies Return: Avengers (with artist Wellington Alves, one-shot, 2009)
"Silent But Deadly" ( with Dalibor Talajic, in Deadpool #900, Marvel Comics, December 2009)
Van Lente's industry awards include Action Philosophers receiving a Xeric Grant in 2004; it was also nominated for an Ignatz Award in 2005 and 2006. The American Library Association named Action Philosophers a "Great Graphic Novel for Teens" in 2007. His "super crime" series The Silencers was named "Best Independent Super Hero Comic" by Broken Frontier in 2003.