He kicked it in the face.
i love this comic forever
Those riddles sure aren’t.
Everything about this comic is too good.
I’m surprised Johnny didn’t say anything about the pink phone.
Nah, man. Pink is cool.
Besides, that’s a tiny detail compared to the overall “I MUST USE AWESOMENESS TO GET BACK AT YOU” that Johnny was after. Why even pause to comment on choice of phone color when you can casually steal all of the cool stuff that the guy cares about and run off saying “Thug lieeefe”? Way more awesome.
Clearly only losers laugh at pink phones.
Purple is cool too…
Pink is cool. The Indian Air Force uses pink
And that’s the thug liiiiiiiiiifffffffffeeeeee~
Ahem, it’s “Thug lieeefe”!
If anyone tries to imply that casual leg stretches at the corner of alleys is unusual, I will call them a dirty liar.
Just doing some hip abductions, man.
Johnny could probably plan the perfect heist someday. Except he wouldn’t plan it he would just do it.
Coming soon on DVD: Morning Aerobics with Isaac
Gotta burn off that semivegan bar
WHY IS THE BUS GOING DOWNHILL. THE SCHOOL IS IN THE OPPOSITE DIRECTION, AT THE OPPOSITE ELEVATION.
Starts at the top, picks kids up at the bottom, goes on back up.
well you’ve just got a smart answer for everything now don’t you
Hey, smart answers from a smart guy.
ok so I guess that explains why they went in a circle around the hill or something.
Also why the bus appears to be empty
This raises another question!!! How did the bus drop off it’s students at the school in the 3-5 minutes that have passed?! I shall challenge you until you admit this overlook!!!
Wait no I’m stupid. That makes perfect sense.
But that means Suzy is on the bus, which is now going to put her in a life-threatening situation. Calling it now Suzy gon be a spekktral.
It’s not empty.
Issac’s Lightning powers look promising. His Aerobics powers are even better.
Weather. I forget who called it first but weather power.
Nah; STORM powers! I called it. It’s a Storm Spirit (as opposed to a spirit with weather powers).
You’re right, there’s probably a difference. “Sunny day powers GO!”
Solar laser of death
Shhh. The Copyright Wizards will hear us.
Wouldn’t the bus tilt in the opposite direction?
Physics aren’t a things in the paranaturals. Like mine grammar.
Johnny’s face in panel three.
Johnny. I love Isaac and Max, but please Johnny.
Can you be my spirit animal.
So Isaac can create water and lightning, interesting.
Lightning was shown in the first chapter. Also don’t forget wind from when he throws people around. He has some sort of weather spirit.
Normally, one would expect we would get an epic battle between Ollie and Isaac. But since this is Paranatural, I’m guessing Isaac and Ollie are going to have a deep, philosophical discussion on the nature of their sidekick-ness.
“But I’M the stronger one! They just treat me like a servant. It’s insulting.” “I feel yuh bro. I knows how it is.”
paranatural: almost as good as nutella
Paranatural is better (simply because it doesn’t run out…ever!)
There will be nutella long after Zack quits writing…
Then again if it’s around long enough for people to keep reading it that would be pretty much a tie.
Brothers, brothers, cease this quarrel! There is a simple solution. Take your Paranatural book (which doesn’t exist yet, but mine eyes have seen the future and lo, there was a book) and a jar of Nutella. Cover the book with Nutella. Lick off the Nutella. Read the book. When book runs out, return to page 1 and repeat.
Like I said, Arianwen, it’s a tie. :3
Paranatural is nuttier than Nutella.
And that’s a good thing.
Should he be glowin I thought that was. Something tools. like Isaac do .
THIS BOX IS NOT MOBILE FRIENDLY.
By tools I mean mediums and by glow I mean that spirit stuff when he gets mad. Or maybe just no other dudes have gotten mad yet to. Show it .
Speaking of showing it, I’ve shown this to a few friends. Beatst part of Friday is these updates. Keep it up dude!
Isaac was glowing earlier it’s probably just because they are spectral.
Thank you. All spectrals make the energy, it’s just absorbed by the tools/the spirits inside mediums.
Yup, storm powers.
oh my hell the page was loading and for a while all I could see was the top part of the comic and for a second I thought he was going to get hit by the bus and would be a ghost for the rest of the comic. jesus zack dont scare me like that!
The most annoying of all ghosts.
Johnny as a ghost would rock as many casabas as Johnny alive. Imagine Johnny with only the Paranormal Activity Club being able to see him. Imagine the imaginative imagination of Johnny no longer bound by things like gravity, or solid objects; and able to shoulder-punch Max during class without anyone else (but the club kids) knowing what was going on!
Johnny would be the king of arsehole ghosts!
my mind suddenly knows that this must be a fan comic
All of a sudden, I really want johnny to die.
Paranatural: the only webcomic where some members of the random want a beloved character to die, and this is considered an improvement.
rofl @ open italics tag affecting the entire page
I’ll have to do something about that. Thank you for your noble efforts, italicsfix. I believe that “” would have worked. I just went and edited it in the original post myself.
Really? That works?
I’ve been reading Paranatural for months and it just keeps on getting better and better. You are a genius Zack and I wish I could catch your funny.
Defiantly the avatar
Why do I see no Next button? Why do the archives end? This is as bad as Namesake, it does not create new comics every few minutes!
for the second one, i believe you meant “zap mothafucka”
The world bends to Johnny’s whims. If Johnny wants to steal some guy’s scooter and bat, he’s going to steal it and nothing can stop him.
I’M UNCONTROLLABLY LAUGHING and EVERYONE PROBABLY HEARD ME.
Everything just comes together in one place somehow. This is the best page. :D
…But I am wondering about why the road goes in a circle that’s pretty odd.
Cuz its a hill. Pretty damn high one, too. They do pretty much the same on mountains, making a kind of flattened S shape.
Yeah so if you copy the comic image URL and put use it on Gravatar.com you can crop the entire comic to the image you want to use it’s fantastic.
Does this count as assult, robbery, battery, larceny, or all four?
Not to be confused with battlearsnobbery (n.): an agressive posterior which believes itself better than others.
One thing… Three things… Ok defiantly probably more than 4 things.
First thing, that last panel amuses me to no end.
Second into i don’t know how many things, just a little question on some spectral things/ethics. And by little I mean not at all little.
Their are spectral colors, this is a thing that I can see. Do the colors have a significance like say Magic the Gathering for example. Wherein the colors would dictate an overarching theme or collective kind of type of powers specific to each color?
If I remember correctly Max’s color was called common, so i would like to do the thing where I assume, and say that some colors are rarer than others?
Which would mean that their is possibly a color caste system similar to the blood castes in homestuck, maybe?
Or perhaps the colors or more like faction as in Accel World?
Just curious about some things. I’ll leave it here for now because I feel I’m doing that thing where I begin to rant.
( =w= Knows for a fact that probably all of those will be answered with a “if you continue reading you’ll find out”, but felt compelled to ask anyway. My sincerest apologies if any of these question have already been posed to you in multitudes.)
Actually, the colors merely represent what tools a spectral can and cannot interact with (as far as Almighty Zack has chosen to tell us in His Infinite Wisdom). I suppose its entirely possible that there’s ‘racism’ in the (notably small) spectral community regarding spectral energy color. However, there was no notable sign of this isn the kerfuffle at the school (when max’s spectrrraalityyy? was realized) nor at max’s house following intervention by the paranaturalists in regards to the whale-frog spirit.
Er.mah gerd, the SCIENCE COINTAINED WITHIN THAT PARAGRAPH.
True, no issues seemed to really present them selves at school or at his house. But were there even a chance for said issues to arise? My memory isn’t exactly amazing, but if it serves me correctly, which I hope it does, I don’t think we’ve actually seen more than one spirit who emitted a colored spectral energy, in a room together. The spirits who have emitted such energies have to this point all been encountered alone. Or at least I’m pretty sure they have. A counter example would be most appreciated if it exists. But going back to my main point, because we haven’t seen the relations between such entities we can not be sure their is not strife between spirits based on matters of spectral color. Also a side note, foot note, what keeps the buoyancy of your aquatic vessel, the kids in the activity club are probably raised to ignore such differences in color, or knowing Mr. Specter and his “prose nuggets” they could have simply not yet been informed on the matter. Which gets us, really, nowhere fast. Because without further proof, which is not yet readily available to us at the time, or word form the All Powerful Zack, We can’t really be sure of anything. Making this entire reply quite unnecessary. :D But I appreciate the response all the same.
True, Zack has not confirmed any conflict between spirits (ghosts being another category). However, what an odd coincidence that this makes two comments that misused “defiantly” in place of “definately”.
D: Oh my, your are being the thing where you are most correct! Your skills of observation are a quite outstanding. Bravo, good sir, bravo.
Isaac’s face in the last panel.
Johnny’s face in the third panel.
All the faces.
All the panels.
Zack wins all the panels.
Just wondering… Where is Johnny going? Or does he care more about revenge than learning?
He can bribe the faculty, remember? :P
I think it’s a case of Johnny caring about being a thug more than anything else in life.
So, those purple buildings… could they be shades of spectral buldings? No, probably not, but still, the idea of huge spirit communities boils my imagination.
I wonder… What is the boiling point of imagination? 100° C? -273° C?
Haha, scalp… his whole body?
Hey, no offense, but can we not be racial here? I am mildly offended that these are the things you associate with black people.
It’s just jokes. Learn to take a joke. I’m black and that was pretty funny.
What are things I associate with black people? I can’t think of anything I should associate with black people beyond the civil rights movement. Even sickle-cell anemia has a greater chance of affecting me (white with Greek ancestry) than a black person from South Africa.
Everyone on the page up above is white, but Zack does have an ethnically diverse cast. I don’t see any valid claim of racism here at all.
Oh, that person was responding to another comment that I deleted because it was racist. I should probably have deleted it too.
OOOoooooh looks like someone’s comment got DELETED.
…Looks like there’s a bug that puts the next comment in place of the one that got deleted. Coolio.
Isaac looks like a shota
Isaac’s wearing clothes.
Okay, I’m pretty sure this hasn’t been asked before. I noticed first off that PJ doesn’t seem to have any spirit/spectral energy, but Lefty, who proved to be a ghost as well does.
This make my brain ponder things — things like whether ghosts, as well as spirits can become tools or possessing entities (making a medium) in this reality.
More importantly, is this a question you can/would want to answer now, or is the answer still upcoming?
My initial reaction to that question would be no, since Isaac specifically uses the term ‘spirit’ instead of something that would encompass both spirits AND ghosts. However, Zack’s word is law on these matters. I may be completely wrong.
Ghosts can’t possess things like spirits can. PJ has purple energy, there just wasn’t an instance to show it.
Thanks. This makes me wonder more; I’m a curious boy. Spectrals are essentially humans with ghost powers, so are other “cross-breeds” possible, like a rare ghost with spirit abilities?
It also makes me wonder about the hypothetical situation of a Medium dying before the spirit in him can manifest again. Would the spirit be stuck possessing a dead body, or could it transfer to another person/object? Or would it be able to manifest as a less powerful version of its embodied form?
I only ask because you made such a fascinating world here. I want to stretch the page open, crawl in and live there :D
There are no other “cross-breeds” planned. If a medium dies the spirit has to leave. If it wasn’t fully healed it would manifest in the white ghost-y form that the frog from chapter 2 turned into and would have to find another host. Hopefully I’ll be able to get the basics explained in the comic soon so I can focus on storytelling rather than these silly rules. :P
Silly? Au Contraire; these details are an essential part of the formula that makes your comic the best on the internet. The art, the detail, the humour, the characters, the cosmology; all of these things together make something that has more and more people following your comic obsessively every week.
I’m going to be obnoxious and suggest that you are the Walt Disney of our generation (but without all the Nazi stuff).
Of course, that now makes me imagine a theme park in the future based on your creations. I could imagine now a screamingly fast, insanely dipping and corkscrewing roller coaster called “The Johnny Tantrum” and a paper castle with Princess Isabel (kicking butt!)
Ollie’s shirt pattern ripples like the sea.
So I guess since max dont have his bat but is still ozzing black vapor that would mean the bat is not his tool?
Oozing spectral energy when angry seems to be a common trait among spectrals, just sort of like a reaction to the anger they feel. It most likely doesn’t correspond to his tool, but the fact that he is a spectral, and it’s a natural response.
THE SHIP. YOU WILL GO DOWN WITH IT.
They let off energy without their tools, the tools just absorb it.
If you are reading this comic and don’t have a sense of humor. Get out. You have no place near comedy, even bad comedy from fans
The amount truth in that statement is beyond words. You literally took the words out of my mouth… and typed them… and stuff. So, yeah!
I am here to voice the thoughts of the fans
*insert moving music*
Well that and [strike]steal[/strike] be inspired by Zack’s awesomeness
I meds, there is no why I could steal this. The awesome is to heavy to make it out the door with
Spirits are lucky Johnny isn’t a spectral.
I just thought of something, if normal people can’t see or feel a spirit, but a spectral or medium can, if, say an spirit were to sit on someones shoulders would they weigh any different? Do spirits have weight to spectrals?
Yes they do. So yeah, they would weigh more.
Take that, physics!! :D
Starting the day with Pilates is an excellent way to keep your muscles nice and loose. To prevent unecessary straining.
Isaac looks like he doing one of those butt sculpting exercises kicks. i usually were yellow.
missed a perfect opportunity to knock Johnny out with the pink telephone!
Why are all the comments suddenly italics?! D:
THIS IS WHAT I AM WONDERING! D:
First thought when I saw Isaac raise his leg: Shipping time!
I don’t, I don’t know what came over me…
Zach, I love your comic. It makes my Fridays very entertaining, and I’ve gotten 5 of my friends to read it already. Keep up the good work, you extremely talented individual.
Even the comments on this comic are enjoyable to read.
So much goodness here it should be classified as a required food group.
Am I the only one who’s thrown away the layer of Johnnyawesome and noticed that:
1. Max’s bat is stolen.
2. The Bus swerved in the right direction and now justifies why it stops conveniently in front of Max?
This blows my mind. I’m not used to comics that make this much sense.
I discovered this webcomic about a week ago and this is my third or fourth time reading. While I have to say that there are comics out there, which are done much more artistically, the humor, wit and intellect in this comic is plain speaking orgasmic. Flippin’ love it!!!! Is there a release schedule? When is the next page coming? I can’t wait
There’s an update every Friday. Thanks for reading.
I just want to say that this comic is filled with much awesome. And should be updating every hour.
Sometimes you just gotta exercise, man.
In case nobody noticed, Isaac just kicked the sphinx in the nuts.
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