Best Medic Ever
dat avatar. daaaang.
also: I love this comic so much. thankyouthankyouthankyou Mr. Zack.
I WANNA HAVE THE SNAKE TALK
But the link isn’t mature enough for that yet!
You see Johnny, when one pseudo-time eel, and another pseudo-time eel, get really drunk in a bar, well, then, one things leads to another and then…well, ask your parents…
I’ve honestly felt bad for Isaac this entire chapter .w.
Entire SERIES, mate~
what is Derrath’s avatar? .-.
Isaac’s maximum anime form.
Isaac’s life has been hell since he was born. Curse o’ the ginger
Well, think about some of the bad stuff that’s happened to Isaac today.
1) He gets beaten up by a phoenix and Ollie at the same time.
2) He gets called out on his mistakes by a DOOR, and ends up feeling guilty over it.
3) He gets zapped at by a spirit.
4) He gets blasted with paper.
5) He has trouble with Mr. Spender (who may or may not be more than on drugs).
6) He can’t fight against Isabel due to his oath when she’s attacking him (even if they know it’s harmless).
He’s less than two hours into his day and he’s already had more trouble than most people experience in a month. Ouch.
Eh. I was a eventful morning but it’s not that huge compared to a lot of things they seem to deal with in the Club.
Y-Y-Y… YOU PIRATED MY PIRATING!!!! D:<
THIS. MEANS WAR!!!
Hate to break it to ya G0v, but his pirate-Isabel’s better than your pirate-Montezeusma.
I noticed. IT’S SERIOUSLY ON RIGHT NOW, YOU JUST WAIT!!!
YO HO YO HO
BAM! I open with a EDRATE CANNON BLAST!
Niiiice It’s like he painted the eye patch and stuff, that’s fun.
Sorry that I got to making Pirate Isabel first but it was just so obvious what with the hand and everything. ;D
Thanks and I like yours too! :3
But it still means war!!! >:O
But a fun, friendly, pirate-tastic war. >PD
Here, now! You stole my Avatar yourself! :P
We’ve entered an endless recursion of piracy.
ISAAC IS GONNA FLIP HIS NUGGETS NEXT CHAPTER AND TRY TO DO SOMETHING. I’M CALLING IT RIGHT NOW.
i must include my praise of this ‘nugget flipping’ and i do declare. in other words: I DERP THIS!
So splendid has light powers then.
Also, I don’t know who’s awesomer , Ed or Isabel
From now on, he will always be known as “Mr. Sparkles” (kudos for anyone who gets the reference).
Then I shall call him Mr ‘Bulbfish’
I don’t know, which is cooler, summoning shapes with ink and making weapons out of a paintbrush, or summoning shapes and weapons and moving things using paper?
Also yes Mr. Sparkles.
Zack said powers stack. Now paper and ink are a natural to combine and electricity and magnetism are intimately related. But I wonder how they combine.
We already see that Izzy can change the properties of her paper. She made throwing stars, paper planes that stuck to the bat spirit, something like flypaper, and stuff that smashes.
So what exactly does ink add? More edge? Lasting hardness?
Decorative elements? The color black?
Spell tags. Like in my japanese animes.
Isabelle is tremendous
She is stupendous
Hey I just noticed that the wallpaper of max and Isaac has an picture of both their spirits behind them which means that Zack showed off montezeusma before he actually came in the comic
Dat name and avatar xD
Dang, Isabel’s gotten kind of mean in the last couple of chapters.
When you think about it Isaac kinda had it(karmaticly speaking)coming, granted your statement is no less valid, what with all his snarky-ness and attitude.
Gotten kinda mean? Or do we just know her more now?
We know that she has way too much fun teasing the other kids in the Activity Club and that she likes fighting…
Isaac said Izzy likes fighting. I think she simply likes to use her powers. Ed and Isabella were almost giddy about demonstrating their powers to Max in chapter 1.
Also, how can you not use your shoulder cannon?
Isabel’s always been that way. Case in point how she was willing to let predatory spirits run roughshod over the school because, well, she really, really wanted to eat lunch.
Her reaction was that she couldn’t talk here – at her locker in the middle of a hall that would have had other kids.
Then it was that she would help later, but that it is lunch now. Also that her tool was upstairs in 313.
Remember that spectrals are supposed to hide their powers from the world, unless their safety is on the line. Hunting around upstairs shooting origami is fairly conspicuous. So is talking to somebody not there.
Besides, from what we saw the ghosts and spirits all survived the bat’s death.
And what Enmity said. At any age, lunch is a chance to unwind and socialize. At 12, I think an athletic, not ugly (I’m a bad judge of exactly how attractive cartoon figures are supposed to be), and confident girl has a circle of friends.
So sure that I know a network adaptation would also have Suzie (blonde) as her rival. Or unknown rival, as Izzy might not care.
Yeah I agree that she seemed to know that the ghosts were never in real danger although they were definitely very distraught.
I said before that Isabel scares me. Well, she may not be evil, in fact she really wants to use her abilities for good, however they apparently have a rather large amount of possessed objects. Enough to have an archive. If the club really does have a closet full of trapped spirits I can see why characters such as the frogwhale might develop a prejudice.
Even without the archive, it’s been stated several times that spectrals gain special powers by using a tool or becoming a medium. So from that perspective a spirit might already see it as slavery (and did).
Add to that the fact that spirits can be damaged to force them into an object and it is pretty clear.
However, the archive is for hostile spirits, I believe.
The last few panels here confirm what I thought about Isabella and Ed. They are having fun and exuberant about using their powers. It’s just that they get to cut loose when fighting.
It really is like living in a video game.
You know, we’ve never actually seen any of Izzie’s friends.
We haven’t had much opportunity.
We’ve seen Suzy’s circle, because she was part of Max’s introduction to the school.
Johnny has his gang, but we see them for the same reason as Suzy’s club.
Ed hangs with Jeff, Cody, Violet, & Lisa. We only know that because he was sitting with them at class and at lunch. But that was in the background.
Remember this is Max’s second day of school and third day in Mayville. It’s all been centered on Max. Zack said future chapters will focus more on others. I think one of the next two is on Izzy?
Yeah. Next one’s gonna be Izzy.
Maybe we’re forgetting that these are still 10 year old kids, no matter how mature they may seem… given the opportunity, you know we’d all be abusing these powers (at least, I would).
Also, lunch is like a BIG DEAL when you’re in 5th grade. What if it was chicken nugget day or something?? Scratch that, lunch is still a big deal.
Especially sack lunch! I mean, anything delicious could be in there!
She started out kinda mean; and all sorts of crazy!
To be fair, what kid wouldn’t have fun yanking Isaac’s chain?
Max better make them stop acting like idiots by the end of the next page and just say he’ll join, or the fourth wall might be permanently damaged.
I don’t know whether to take Mr. Spelunker’s lighting up as visual effect or something he actually did either…
I think, at this point, it’s safe to never assume that anything is a visual effect. People were guessing/joking that he had light powers, and, it looks like they were right. :P
Actually, it looks more like energy powers to me. He can block lightning, remember, which is basically energy, and he can control light, which is also energy.
It looked more like absorbed lightning to me. Which could mean that Isaac actually boosted Spender’s power level.
Mr. Splendid is stupendid.
Isabel has the best troll face eva
Being the child of a hairdresser I know some products that make your hair shine, but I’ll a puppet’s puppet before i’ll be able to tell you what he used to get that brilliant full-body-glow. …too much deep conditioning maybe?
A diet obnoxiously high in citrus and phosphorus.
The amount of references in these comments… :O
Zack, I was laughing so hard about the last four panels I could barely read them
And I can barely do that now
This.. is just the best. I can’t really comment because there’s nothing more I can think of …
*small tear of joy*
don’t worry ed they’ll never know.
Isabel in the last panel is just the best.
That end of 1rst chapter feel though.
I’m assuming this chapter is ending soon so will that mean merchandise or am I hoping for too much?
He could just throw back snowballs or encage her in ice.
Thunderbutt hasn’t shown any sign of snow or other cold weather powers
Just rain, wind, and lightning
It’s entirely possible but unlikely that he could
Ah, but Isaac’s already shown us that he could make snow (though on a small scale).
I thought that was a rain cloud, not a snow cloud
I believe Paranaturalist is referring to this page.
He didn’t show it. More like he “Stated” it earlier.
Dang it, it didn’t work!
Yeah I thought that was rain
Nah. Too circular and white and dandruff-like.
Also, the alt text on that comic: “Sometimes I try to make sleet and it comes out as freezing rain and I just cry and cry”.
Yeah that was the best alt-text.
Connors and Fedora ^^^
He should just make a rain cloud about him to destroy the paper. He can’t actually attack her because of his oath, though.
His oath was to “not use his powers to destroy, and to use violence only to defend”. That sounds like he is prohibited from destroying the paper, but can throw back snowballs just fine.
Destroying paper is probably fine.
It isn’t hurting a “living” being, property damage, or intimidating.
Destroying paper – defending himself in a harmless way – is better than throwing a spirit created snowball – going on offence.
So I’m guessing Spender’s a medium as well, since his entire body is lighting up, not just his tool. He must use the shades to hide his eyes, which are probably influenced by his possession, like Isaac’s hair.
Uh… People’s powers aren’t limited to their tools. If he can manipulate light as his power, then he could very well make his body glow without being a medium.
or maybe his glasses are his tool. he just deals with it
I’m convinced that the glasses are his tool, I mean he never takes them off and they’re right there at the top of the page with the other tools for gods’ sake.
Don’t do it, Max! The koolaid is spiked!
I’ve noticed that scratch on Isaac all the live long day, but I kept mistaking it as blush or something. Sometimes you are just too anime, Isaac.
I think “Stupendid” might be a combination of “Stupendous” and “Stupid”
Or perhaps stupendous and splendid?
He combined stupendous and splendid but it ended up sounding like stupid unintentionally
So stupendous and splendid sounds like stupid unintended.
Ha one more time.
It seems like he was on his way to say stupid, but then suddenly remembered that he’s a teacher at the moment. So, in a attempt to make a compliment, he made up a word that still sounds like “stupid.”
For everyone who was wondering like me, Isaac’s scrape most likely occured when he was doing “woods stuff” between http://paranatural.net/chapter-3-page-23/ and http://paranatural.net/chapter-3-page-29/ because we can’t see it during his casual aerobic work out.
Why is no one mentioning when Isaac said Max could “pick up money and return it”? That’s pretty nice of him to think of.
Except coin change isn’t magnetic. ):
Everyone knows magnet super powers work on non-ferromagnetic metals.
“I have magnetic superpowers!”
“Look I just picked up a coi-”
“THAT’S IMPOSSIBLE. Coins aren’t magnetic.”
Max can see giant snakes which can bite his head off while being invisible to everyone else, levitate through his powers, and is in the room with someone whose face disappeared and someone who can shoot lightning. You’re worrying about physics NOW?
Obviously max’s bat can magnetize things that aren’t magnetic.
Yes it is a cartoon magnet.
Ed… That was disturbing.
it’s good to know that I wasn’t the only one who noticed that!
you`ll be even happier to know that everybody noticed it then but didn`t feel the need to comment about it
OH GOD Ed’s face hahahaha
It was terrifying.
max looks about the room “these guys are nuts!”
Also, Spender having lightbeam eyes. calling it now.
This is like a sitcom with a dad trying to explain to his son all of the changes going on with him while his sister fights with his brother and his three year old brother paints on himself.
“and return to the people who dropped it”
whoa Isaac, really hitting the paladin business hardcoreways aren’t we?
DARN RIGHT. CHIVALRY 4 LIFE, FOO’!
But how even?
Could they employ spirits to scry the coins past owners?
I’m sure there’s some spirit somewhere that could do that and be willing to help.
I dunno man I kind of assumed that whole comment was sarcasm.
but then it would just be picking up pennies of the street
presumably the whole joke is how useless the power is, the returning it stands apart from any humor intend and it’s just something he naturally adds to that action
He could raise funds for the club!
Or for Johnny’s “closure” if he puts two and two together.
Well whoever called that Ed should draw his face.
Have a starchman star.
You don’t simply give somebody a Starchman Star. You transfer ownership with a dramatic effect, like throwing it so hard at somebody’s forehead that they almost get a concussion.
mr. spenders tool is his sunglasses. they give him light powers. ironic powers are the best.
Lol, Spender is so oblivious. I think t’s nice that he’s willing to help Max, though.
I wonder if Max’s spirit can talk, though. Wonder if it’ll be nice or a jerk.
Well if those of us who think Scrapdragon was the one who made Doorman sweat bullets earlier are right, then yes, he can not only talk – he can talk up, down, and all around. He lacks a sense of humor, but that doesn’t mean he can’t be helpful and reasonable.
And I still doubt he’d kill Max just because. Lack of humor doesn’t mean lack of intelligence, and it wouldn’t be a smart move to bite (the head off of) the hand that feeds you.
Aahhh, I see.
That does make sense. But if Max’s spirit is so powerful, then why did Max only get magnetic powers and not something more powerful like all the other spectrals have?
Well Max probably needs to learn how to throw a spec shot or make a force field.
We really don’t know the full extent of Scrapdragon’s powers either. Remember too that Whale Frog was powerful even without making reflection-clones.
BTW electricity and magnetism are related to the point of having courses in electro-magnetics. If Max can modulate his field, he can generate electricity.
And in the meantime, he can still be the most agile physical fighter on the team. I mean, mad parkour skills and magnetic hookshot-like bat? Not to mention that his bat bash is really freaking strong. And we haven’t even seen his future combos with the rest of the team.
Max might think his power is pretty lame, and Isaac may joke about it, but I think otherwise.
I like to point out we don’t know that the Scrapdragon is especially powerful or not even if he is the one that spoke through Max (I really think he did). I still think this is just standard fair for tools
True, Max also doesn’t really know how to sense or control a spiritual link. When in communion, he thought he was in a time stop effect.
ain’t a question whether scrapdragon spoke through max.
We can say we know it like we know spender’s got light powers.
See also: Magneto
The, uh, book Isabel is currently using doesn’t look like the same book she was using in chapter 1. Does she change books? This would totally explain what happened to Mr. Spender’s books.
It’s supposed to be the same one. If it’s different it’s just me being me. -_-
Paper doesn’t make a good bandage. Paper cuts ahoy!
That’s what I was thinking. Wouldn’t the paper just make the injuries worse?
Tissue. How much can Isabel control the paper?
I think it would make the injuries THERE…
Oh my lanta Ed actually did it. Stupendid!
I…I like that Isaac already knows what’s coming when Isabel notices his scratch. She must really enjoy being the worst doctor ever. (This club sure seems like a positive learning environment.)
Silly string shoulder cannon. Who wouldn’t use that any chance they get?
So, it’s pretty much confirmed that Mr. Spork’s powers have something to do with light, right?
Argh, this is supposed to be my comment. I forgot to add my sorta-name!
Totally used to wear my hoodie like that back in the high school days. With one arm in a sleeve and the other out… but only NOW is it going to be cool. *Sigh*
Oh my god Zack, did you seriously just show Mr. Splendid flashing four of his students?
This is the second of two flashings this chapter.
/Isaac is flashed by all of his mentors/
Doorman opens his jacket up. Weather spirit guy flashed him by pulling his wings apart. And now Mr. Stupendid. Poor kid.
So…are they mentors in the Greek sense of the word?
Ten bucks says Isaac becomes a bad guy.
Well, depending on how much does Zack want to exploit the whole factions thing, then yeah, the PAC could at any given time split into several factions. But if Isaac decides to join Doorman and his Master, Izzy sticks to Walker’s faction, and Ed follows her, where could Max stand?
Well, that question might be answered once Paranatural gains LOADS AND LOADS OF CHARACTERS like any other action webcomic with slight anime tendencies…
Haha, I think I’m already at loads n’ loads.
I watch anime regularly. This comic’s cast is currently in the “minimum” level, without counting characters you have planned but not yet revealed, but indeed counting those who were spoken about but haven’t been introduced.
Once the cast page rises to 60 or 70 we’ll talk about hitting “loads and loads” level.
Let me tell you ’bout Homestuck…
Oh, lord! Homestuck! Talk about dragging out a story far beyond it’s pleasure value! Although, it did introduce me to creepy rappers swearing about miracles that aren’t actually miracles :D
If his powers are indeed light powers, I wonder if he’d be able to create darkness- I mean, darkness is basically the absence of light. And if he could manipulate the surrounding light, then perhaps it could be moved elsewhere leaving that area in darkness? Or he could, say, steal the light from light sources? But it would be pretty funny if sunglasses made him have light powers.
Anyway, can’t wait for chapter 4- Especially the picture at the beginning of the chapter. c:
Light powers confirmed.
You’ve had a startling new world appear in front of you and there’s a lot to learn. You don’t know where to start or who to trust. Still, at the same time, its exciting! Ghosts and spirits and powers – a part of you wants to immerse yourself in it all and just see what happens. But whether or not everything turns out for the better, you don’t want to go it alone. Max! Your very own Pokemon adventure is about to unfold! A world of dreams and adventure with Pokemon aw…wait a minute, wrong opening monologue.
Or shorten it to “just don’to bathe in steak sauce and you’re fine”.
People might say that you’ve saved the world from vampires with your garlic-scented shampoo. But some say that all you’ve done is make it easier for a race of steak-sauce craving bears to take over our planet.
Haha. Amen, brother/sister/non-gendered time eel.
I’d like to see the less understanding people, just for comparison’s sake.
I think mr. Splendid has light and dark powers because in the first chapter he sucked in light and dark energy things before max one-shotted the bat spirit
Hmm, I wonder if the words in panels 7, 8, and 9 are also meant to be saying something about the character displayed in each panel? (the wondering is sarcastic, I am assuming that message)
Now I wonder if Panel 10 also applies, and Spender is one of those teachers who feel their students can teach them a thing or two through their experiences together. It’d be pretty cute.
now I want to see more Ed D:
Based on the panel backgrounds, Mr. Spender’s character panel would probably be #2 rather than #10. Thus I don’t think he has a character panel on this page like the kids do.
i was hoping on Spunker being Cyclops
I hope you meant powers, because I’ve always found Cyclops to be too much of a stick in the mud Dudley Do-Right to be interesting.
The Doc Holiday types or Gambit (if he had good writing behind him) are much more interesting.
Character development I think isable seems to be the psycho in that groop
I bet somebody at TV Tropes has listed everybody’s role in the 5 man band model. Somebody there updates the Paranatural page shortly after an update here.
the tv tropes page is pretty obnoxious
If Mr Splendid did steal all of the light from a room where would the light go? Would it be condensed into one spot? If so where? Would Mr Splendid be able to control how dark it got? It could be an all or nothing thing. What about light coming in through a window, you can’t darken or turn off the sun. You could close a curtain but that would ruin any kind of dramatic mood, walking over closing the curtains then going back to being dramatic.
knowing this comic, that is VERY possible
Both Isabel and Ed now severely creep me out.
I don’t come to Paranatural for nightmare fuel
I don’t find it in any way scary…
Just got caught up on this, and I have to say, I’m loving it. Of course, I’m a sucker for weird critters, supernatural or otherwise.
In the last page before Issac’s inner conversation, Mr. d[;rmfrt (or Mr. aokwbswe, if you will) says that the visions show the universe warped by the spirits influence. He then lists that this could be junk, or ruins. We know know that he was stating Izacc’s case about ruins and does that mean his third example was about him, completing the patter that the examples were about the three of them.
Does that mean that in his visions he sees etcetera?
At first I thought there was a pencil actually in Isabel’s head…
I just realized that Mr. Schindler has quite the bright personality… Very clever there, Zack.
Oh by the way, hai. First time poster, long time fan.
I like how the intro to the series has taken like two years. That isn’t sarcasm, it’s been fun to ride along with what we’ve been given each week. I’m really excited for the what’s to come. I’ll comment again in another two years to let you know my thoughts. ;]
Oh, boy, found this today, read it in one sitting. Must say, this is awesome! Also… This may be weird to point out now but doesn’t Max lack eyebrows? Funny just noticed it…
Well i guess his arent as well-defined as some others like Isaac’s, but they’re still there
Max has tiny eyebrows. Ed doesn’t have eyebrows right now though.
Hey! Quick critique: Mr. Spender needs to pinch the sides of his shirt while tucking it in. This will create a smooth, boxlike tuck.
He needs to wear shirts with screw pattern on them so he looks like a light bulb :P
Or just turtlenecks with a screw pattern on the neck. That would work.
I think I get it now, with Mr. spender, its his sunglasses that are his tool, and his power has something to do with light.
yeah but he also may have darkness powers. By the way his name is Mr. Splendid
Mr Spender’s power is light manipulation, and the sunglasses are his tool(recall back in chapter 1 when he had the double colored spirit energy zeroing in on his sunglasses.)
Oh, Ed was trying to draw a mustache!
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