hello, salut, bojour, jambo, hola, hallo, salve, privet, namaste, konichiwa, annyeonghaseyo and PASTA….i mean ciao
Bah weep granah weep nini bong.
Good morrow! (young squire)
Top o’ the morning to ya!
such colorful ways of saying hello :D, except the guy who said Bananafanafofaser, but apart from that zack must be prowd to have such colourful people to read his webcomic (….well it’s usually only colourful people who read webcomics but its all good)
oh yea and bonzour
bonus to anyone who can locate seychelles on a world map without google doing their dirty work.
One question: Can we use Bing?
Why would you use Bing when you can use Google?
No. That’s cheating.
That would be in Africa, northeast of Madagascar. Got all 196 down.
the one chance i could have used my homeland for ANYTHING WORTH ANYTHING EVER and then this asshole^
jk anon <3 sobs
waddup my brudda from anudder mudda
Goodbye, comment chain T_T
I still can’t trust anything that has hands like that.
So Doorman is a portal to any place rather than to one place.
Any place you have the key for, I’d assume.
or the key just serves as access validation.
don’t have the key? stay in the cold!
JUSTICE HUGS FOR EVERYONE
AWESOME! Doorman has got to be the best mentor ever!
Btw, thanks for this comic, Zack!
Thanks for the comment!
And I forgot to use my gravtar account *facepalm*
Man alive, are ALL of Isaac’s friends this anime?
…If so I wanna meet more of them
I’m starting to think everyone in Mayview is this anime.
Yes, they seem very animated and lively.
Not sure if anime or just mentally insane…
I vote both.
man, Isaac is such a ridiculous parody of an angsty-protagonist that I begin to suspect that in paranatural’s early formation he WAS the protagonist??? and then it got more and better and became how it was today?????? maybe?
That…makes a surprising amount of sense.
I THINK IT DOES but a lack of authorial reply would suggest either no or offense or both :<
In Paranatural’s early formation Isaac’s tool was An Entire Car.
all i can imagine is isaac pulling up to the corner store in a lowrider and honking the horn to get max’s attention and he’s like “YO MAX LET’S DITCH CLASS I GOT SOMEONE I WANT YOU TO MEET” and the doorman is dealerman and he acts as a portal to a trippy drug-fueled world with the use of a shared needle with a 313 label on it
needless to say this would be a very different comic
Isaac: “Doc Splendid! What’re you doing here?!”
Mr Spender: “There’s no time Issac! We’ve got to get you” (looks at camera and points into the distance) “Back… to the Future!”
That’s a tool I liked to see. Mach 5, Herbie, other supercars, eat your heart out.
On a side topic, How big can a tool be? Is it possible to have a house or a building be a tool?
Yeah it just has to be a conceptual whole. Like a house. It couldn’t possess 3/5ths of a wall, for example. There’s probably an upper limit, but w/e yoo kno
An upper limit is probably the spirit’s choice, cause don’t they need the spectral to be able to actually use the tool? If a spirit possesses an apartment building, I’ll probably get stuck there for the rest of it’s life, where if it possesses something the spectral can comfortably hold and use, then it’ll get the energy etc etc.
It depends on if the size of the object is inversely proportional to the amount of energy a spirit can absorb from a spectral. If the spirit possessed a large object like a car or an apartment, one would expect that if it could meet with the demands it would actually heal faster, as a) the spectral spends more time in contact with it, and b) the spectral is actually within is, so unless troll physics is at work, more of the spirit energy released by the spectral will be absorbable by the spirit.
That could have made for some interesting dilemmas; a twelve year old with a car for a tool. He’s too small to see over the dashboard of most cars, so I would have guessed that he required an adult in on the game to drive it for him.
I suddenly find myself craving “What If…?” strips — maybe if some other artist might want to do that as fan art, because Zach is already doing so much putting out quality pages like this every single week.
Wait a sec, redemption? Is Isaac’s past mistake that terrible that he himself seeks to be redeemed from it (even now)? What oh what could it possibly be?
Oh well. JUSTICE HUG, for the kid in guilt and the wise patient spirit! (Sorry Max, no justice hug for you…)
He killed someone with a lightning bolt. Callin’ it now.
or just seriously injured someone to the point of a coma. or he blew up a house. or he messed with electrical equipment and created lightning that blew something important up. or….he could have invented tesla coils >:D
Way back in chapter 1 (page 61, panel 9. Name link goes to the page) it was mentioned that spectral powers tend to manifest in a way that blows up buildings or worse. So Issac is probably trying to make up for whatever his powers did when that happened.
Chapter 1, page 38:
“B-but if this guy starts seeing everything and we’re not around, he’s gonna flip his nuggets! Just like-”
I just caught this on this read through. Redemption!
Doorman cosplay. Make it happen, someone.
I’m on it, bro
+1 red coat
+1 red captain’s hat
+1 door knob
+4 pieces of dark red yarn
+1 sewing skills
+2 bronze shoulder flaps
+1 giant brassen like ball
+1 dremel, cutting out the bottom and the keyhole
+1 file to remove sharp edges
+1 bottle of glue to fix the hat on the ball
+? yellow OLED strips (look for tron bike / tron cosplay)
optional: get spycam and a miniscreen to actually be able to see anything
…or replace the eye section with realy fine-meshed wiremesh and color it brassen. obviously, leave the keyhole black.
don’t forget +1 key
also don’t forget +1 glowing red light and +1 on off switch also +1 battery pack for glowing red light
Comicon this year doesn’t stand a chance.
Oh god… Max’s face in the background of panel 9…
Doorman must be Isaac’s BFF OF JUSTICE because c’mon that just sounds really adorable to me
His death will sent Isaac on his dark descent into villainy
You could add OF JUSTICE to the end of anything and it would sound awesome.
Hug OF JUSTICE.
Doorman OF JUSTICE.
Key OF JUSTICE.
League OF JUSTICE (?)
Platypus of JUSTICE
Garen, is that you?
Or it’s a key all the time, and when you stick it in people… it unlocks their death.
Dude, you just quoted Red vs. Blue.
You are now officially awesome. O.O
Hng! All of the feels! X3
I can not even handle them. >w<
Now that I’m able to overcome how Kawaii this is…
It seems a distinct possibility that Doorman is simply rushing the kids along, so he can continue business with his other master.
When the medium power rises, he becomes more like the spirit that inhabits him. Maybe he gets overcomed by it.
Maybe thats’s what the Doorman is, and maybe, the same thing could happen to isaac, so that’s what his oath is for.
Are you saying that if Max isn’t careful he may become the Batman?
More Storm…but by way of Thunderbird, the Rain Toad, or some other nature spirit.
“When the medium power rises, he becomes more like the spirit that inhabits him. Maybe he gets overcomed by it…”…this is possibly the greatest theory ever. EVER.
I thought this was confirmed when Isaac was explaining about tools and mediums :/ Hence why Max jokingly asked if Isaac’s spirit was “a big ol’ dork”
no, I mean that the doorman was a spectral and he got turned into what he is now. I already knew that it manifested in the user after awhile.
Jumping on this amazing theory train choo choo I love it.
Reminds me of spoilers for a particular, very good anime. I do like that idea otherwise…
OMIGOD, I am now absolutely convinced that this is Doorman’s secret. THAT IS SO SAD. AND IT WILL HAPPEN TO ISAAC. DOUBLE SAD.
Best alt. text and description EVER!!!!
i hope Issac-chan and Max-chan aren’t late for school.
They should have brought toast to prepare for this occasion.
Did they remember to switch into their SUPER-KAWAII summer uniforms?
there were no male uniforms left for max though.
i even have him in it. doesn’t he look so kawaii. maybe senpai will notice him.
Oooohhh, Max-kun… *blush*
Screencapped for archival purposes
What KIND of archive, Zack? ;)
you use windows?
No, he uses a door, man.
It’s not anime, don’t add chan on the end of it.
EPIG JUSTICE HUG!
e-pig: swine online
You were a poet and you had no idea!
You can make a rhyme whenever you want!
“You’re my valentine, Doorman.”
“Isn’t valentine’s day in like 6 months?”
“SHUT UP MAX YOU’RE RUINING IT”
this has my vote for comment of the week
I second the motion
You second the motion? What a commotion. I’d better put my vote in motion.
… it doesnt sound as good as I thought T3T
I see what you did there.
I like this door guy. It looks like he has one eye with a little triangular mustache attached to it. :I
at least its not brown
Oh goodness they have to open his coat and step inside him don’t they.
Poor Max looks like he’s already reached his limit of understanding. I can only imagine his reaction to stepping inside the body of a walking, talking door.
Yeah, not many people can grasp folding of four dimensional spacetime (3rd dimension are space coordinates, 4th dimension time)
I warned y’all last week that he’d flash you, and as you can see, the light is starting to shine right out of his long coat.
PREPARE FOR IMMINENT FLASHING!
This will only be the first of two flashings this chapter.
Only two? Dang.
Isaac is a freaking puppy and Doorman is officially classy as all flip. Not to mention a great character. And “Justice Hug” is the best sound effect and I aspire to use it at some point in conversation.
Aaaaawwwwww~ Justice Hug! Issac is adorable right here. And doorman is awesome.
Maybe Doorman isn’t so bad. I mean, who can dislike someone who participates in a Justice Hug?
idk, someone that is evil?
I don’t know, VOLDEMORT
Someone who believes that “justice” is merely a facade for a lawful evil ideology that overzealously destroys rule breakers using wrestling moves!!!
Thats it, the Door man is my favorite….whatever he is, spirit?
Okay, real talk. I read through this comic yesterday and have now read through a second time. This is my favorite online comic of all time. Thank you so much for making this, Zack.
Thanks for READING it ;D;D;D:):):):|:(>:(;D
Woah, thats a TON of faces Zack. Be careful, you might break the face time continuum
I love these comments so, so much.
Awesome comics inspire awesome comments!
At least the comments keep me busy for every Friday update.
Yeah, the comics really are quite entertaining in themselves. I’m sporadically reading them as I reread the comic…
Doorman is awesome man.
Doorman has now officially become my favorite good character. of course, Johnny is my favorite chaotic-neutral character. but doorman is awesomesauce and all that. and also. paranaturalist, you stole my gravatar D:<
nevermind, I changed my gravatar
Sowwy, but JUSTICE HUG IS ALL MINE! >:D
Oh man! I think I’m hearing Doorman as voiced by Stephen Fry.
This was such a good escalation of “Man that comic was good.” “Man that alt text was really funny.” “Goddamn Zack’s comment was hilarious!”
I never think the next page can get better then the current one but you always manage to one up yourself Zack
But this page is truely and hilariously awesome
Olympus Overdrive isn’t that bad….
Panel 9…I AM THE KEYMASTER!
Just good old Zuul. Which means Gozer the Gozerian can’t be far behind.
I am the Milkman, my milk is delicious
I AM THE SWEEPSTAKES-HOLDER!
Why is it that whenever I see Doorman speak, I think of Professor Layton’s voice. o,o
Actually, I hear him as having David Hyde Pierce’s voice.
“Learn to appreciate darkness in its more subtle forms” is a really wise thought.
Also I like Isaac for being all consciency and I like Doorman for being all wise and cool. Although I’m still wondering who Doorman’s other master is. >:?
Oh god that description.
Issac confirmed to be next Kamen Rider????
KAMEN RIDER LIGHTNING
You had Isaac hug Doorman. This is just as good as me hugging doorman. I am going to assume you did this to satisfy my desire on the last comic comments. Thank you.
For some reason, when Isaac turns the key and the Doorman leans back and stuff it vaguely makes me think the Doorman got a hit of some door-drug and is reeling backwards as colorz explode behind his eys and he realizes that his hands are, like, HUUUUUGE, maaaan.
WHOA, THAT’S GOOD KEY
It really unlocks your third eye…
Wow, Connors is pretty late today… :P
I HAD MATH CLASS ALL MORNING OKAY?
Omg, your new gravatar makes it sound all angsty now xD
With Ms. Baxter?
SEIGI NO MIKATA
Ohhh that alt text XD
FOR GREAT JUSTICE!!!
Jeeze, Zach. How do you make all of your characters so instantly likable? Most comics I read, it takes me ages to warm up to new characters, sometimes whole chapters. But in Paranatural, all it takes is one page and I’m in love with them. HOW DO YOU DO IT? ARE YOU A WIZARD??
If I were a wizard I’d have brooms making this comic
That’s a terrible idea. They’d just keep drawing and drawing, probably all over your walls and shoes and each other and on other drawings. Also your house would flood somehow. Magic brooms always lead to floods.
How do we know you don’t have brooms making the comic for you? You’re producing quality and delightful artistic drama on a weekly basis that most other webcomic artists can’t do in a month! Either you have magic brooms, or else maybe we should start calling you Zack-el.
Doorman still has more facial expressions than Kristen Stewart.
Oh, and love Max’s expression…
No need to specify. There’s only one panel with Max in it.
Surprisingly enough that’s probably really, really true. And I’m not joking.
Any ideas how it would look when they go through Doorman?
Doorman wouldn’t be in two places, would he?
I think it probably leads out of another door, like in Monsters Inc.
Also Zack, that totally seems like where you got the whole door idea from now that I think about it.
why not? Maybe the exit door is on his back, which is in the target area?
You know, like… someone’s walking through the foreground of a movie, and *poof* people stand there in the hallways out of nowhere.
Could they stick any old key in his face and come out a door? THAT WOULD RULE.
What if they stole all of the keys from the Keymaker (in the Matrix) and just tried a bunch of em?
I think you have to have a specific key that opens a certain door. for example, if you had the key to your house it wouldn’t lead to the school.
heheh, woops. I forgot my email :P
What would happen if Isaac used a lockpick, or a skeleton key?
Yeah that’s totally gonna happen in-comic, isn’t it? It’d be pretty inconvenient if all a skeleton key did was make them go to a random door, though.
bet the doorman does
Throw a D6. On 1, the door to paradise opens (backside of a locker in the girl’s changing room).
On 2+, you end up with the crazy reporter chick.
100+ comments in less than 12 hours! my life is completed
I can’t tell you how much I love this page. I love how he has a role model that helps him control his power.
Whatever happens to Isaac, I’m on his side all the way.
Also, that description made me fold.
Doorman: AW MAN THAT WAS MY ONLY GOOD EYE OH GOD THE PAIN!
Sam Stone once said “The doorman should wear a suit.” after rocketing a demon to death. Now, the doorman really does wear a suit.
Lol I love Max in the background like, ‘…. Dafuq just happened’ xD
He wants a Justice Hug, but he’s too Maycho to say so.
He needs more Justice in his life if he wants a Justice hug.
It’s hard to tell if the Doorman is amused or freaked out by Isaac’s show of affection, but I’m going to go with the former because JUSTICE HUG. JUSTICE HUG is why.
Oh, and the alt text was priceless, though I gotta ask, is it technically breaking the “no-swearing, kid-friendly” style? I mean, I know the average Paranaturalist doesn’t abide by this rule, but still… n(\”)n Whatever, it made me laugh out loud for ten minutes and that’s all I ask for.
“Jesus” isn’t a swear word. If it were, churches would probably be restricted to people over 13.
Or was it originally something worse, but got changed?
Nah, it was always the “J-name”, but I guess you’ve got a good point. c(‘-’)
So if Isaac still has his Doorman key, then what key did Max snatch earlier in the chapter?
Isaac snatched it right back
The same key, Isaac snatched it back
He’s opening his coat in front of two young boys.
I NEED AN ADULT.
Doorman: “I AM an adult!”
max: “well, technically, your a spectral. I don’t think you classify as an adult”
spirit! I mean spirit! not spectral >.<
Not yet proven, anyway :P And, I was referencing something with that “I AM an adult” comment :P
Well, I think Zack confirmed it somewhere else in these comments.
Also…DBZ abridged, I think?
Oh right, he did say Doorman was a spirit, not a spectral. Silly me -.-
And yes, that’s correct. Starchman Star for you!
I will be buried in these glorious stars.
at least, until you redeem them for a starchman doll.
Please. I’m saving up for the DELUXE Size Starchman Star.
…seeing as how I have no Starchman Stars I may be saving for a while.
I hope they carry over to New Game +.
i think the doorman would be great at being a guidance counselor.
No kidding. It’s a shame he’s a secret, because otherwise he could do it for free and still afford to buy scores of mansions daily from people’s donations.
I really like the details you put in your comic mate, you are truly someone with talent
I love the design on the Doorman.
Also in my head he has an English-fatherly-figure accent.An awesome English-fatherly-figure accent.
It’s been some time since my last comment, but I thought I should mention how this comic is still one of the greatest. Bravo Zack Morrison, and more power too ya.
:$ I-it’s not like I’m gonna open like that! you b-baka~
I love you.
man I want some justice hugs
I’m always justicing it up and I never get hugs for it.
Isaac hugs people for JUSTICE!!!
Also, I believe I mentioned that Doorman is awesome last comic. However, now I’m going to retract that statement. Calling him merely “awesome” would be an insult.
Oh, and for anyone who can’t see the alt text and wants to know what it says, here it is:
“OW JESUS WHY WOULD YOU STICK A KEY IN MY FACE AAAH”
Doorman is someone who really opens up to you.
Yes, alt-text. I can sympathize.
Er, not that I’ve ever TRIED sticking a key in my face, I mean.
I am using this comment as a test.
Holy shiz it works.
It took me forever too.
Gravatar is just difficult brah.
Don’t worry, I’m sure that gravatars are just…
hard to control…
^this right here wins the internet. congrats. you get tons of cats
Do they come with free captions?
no, captions are separate.
The Avengers always had “Avengers Assemble!” as something they can shout out. But the Justice League doesn’t.
Now, they do. Imagine Superman shouting “JUSTICE HUG!” after a battle and the Leaguers proceed to have a massive group hug~ (sans Batman, of course) XD
Batman would probably just respond with “I’M BATMAN!” or something. I’ve been reading too much webcomics.
Are you kidding, Batman would be all over that mass hug killing
Good point. He needs the hug.
who can deny?
Zack, how do you draw Isaac’s hair?? It’s hard man.
With a deep sigh and an angry glance back at my past self.
Issac is Zack. Issac killed someone. Zack killed someone. Paranatural is his Doorman, which helps him bring justice to our world.
IT ALL MAKES SENSE
Mind = blown
Mind = completely obliterated
AND YOU BOTH HAVE ORANGE-ISH HAIR
(well your icon does at least)
So Isaac is you if you were made by Apple?
Zack, I’m in love with your comic.
Can I, maybe, JUSTICE HUG it?
How can someone without a mouth speak such profound, moving words?
I just imagined the Doorman eating the key, HOW WOULD THAT EVEN WORK
Zack, you’re monstrously good at weaving a yarn.
Wait, so does max’s baseball bat have a elastic form of physics? Like in the second chapter when he hits the racist frog from underneath.
Ohgod that is the best thing ever. <3
When are you going to sell clothing. Like Isaac’s shirt? I NEEEEED it. Omg.
Confirmed next page of Paranatural:
oh man this turned out awesome
Jokes aside- I am so excited for the next page. This comic just keeps getting better.
Am I the only one that heard Morgan Freeman’s voice as the Doorman?
oh my god I’m laughing so hard now picturing that
I was wondering what Max’s reaction to all this touchy-feely nonsense was going to be, and then I saw him in the bottom left panel, actually spit out my cereal
Comments are now over 260!
Whoo! This this anew record!
Hate to burst your bubble (okay, not really; I’m a notorious bubble-burster), but chapter 3, page 34 has 290 comments, as of this writing.
Cancel that dance party, gurrrrll!
I guess Doorman was just yanking Isaac’s chain….. HIS KEY CHAIN!
GET IT CAUSE HE’S A DOOR AND YOU USE KEYS ON DOORS AND KEYS SOMETIMES HAVE KEY CHAINS….
I’m sooooo lonely.
how would Issac get the key back?
Doorman’s non-door-like features scare me… He needs a sandwich and a nail cutter.
I see the pun you’ve hidden.
I do hope someone translates it to that language, one day. They would appreciate it, and not for the reasons most people like to throw out.
Also I just realize that Doorman bends over to talk to Isaac. Pretty dramatically in a few panels.
Somehow, this is really sweet.
I think this is the most anime page.
Hurricane Isaac happened in 2012, which is around the time frame this comic is set it. Isaac seems to have made a big mistake in the past with his weather powers. Do you see the connection?
This page gives me warm and fuzzy feelings =^U^=
Kinda reminds me of Philemon from the Persona games,doesn’t he?
I’ve read this comic two-three times all the way through already, and it’s amazing! Kudos, Zack.
My favorite character is probably Issac because he has gone through the most character development, and he appeals to me in several ways. (No offense to Main character ‘Young Master’ Max.)
Keep updating and stuff! This comic is beyond awesome! It’s… it’s beawesome. Thumbs Up! b(-_-)d
NOOOOOOO! Emoticon fail!
It looks like this
Am I wrong in thinking that the description text (and possibly bits of this scene) is in reference to Rock Lee from Naruto, and his relationship with Guy? That was my immediate thought, at least.
This is one of those comics where every few pages I just have to repeat what’s being said in the panels because the dialogue is just that dynamic and FUN. Incredible work.
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