Looks like Max and the gang are in for some real shenanigans!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I-I don’t want to know what Mr. Starchman does with artists…
Now let’s all agree
To never be creative again
O-oh god, they got Bronson, THEY GOT BRONSON *proceeds to curl up in corner*
PULL IT TOGETHER MAN! WE’RE ALMOST THERE!
HE HAS A NOODLE!!! HE HAS A F***ING NOODLE!!!
Hey Hey Bro BRO!!!
Those are really terrible last words.
no… it’s not a noodle….
*scared blank face*
it’s an anal probe
…Well that escalated quickly.
Quiet nooB, do you want this comic to be banned in Australia?
He’s gonna do far worse than can noodle to ya’!
Everybody run! It’s every man for themselves!
The noodle is green.
GREEN IS NOT A CREATIVE COLOR
Johnny definitely uses his hair to express himself.
OH HELL I JUST GOT A NEW ENGLSH TEACHER AND HE HAS A POOL NOODLE IN HIS ROOM
THE FLASH BACKS… OH GOD THE FLASHBACKS!!!
I can see a man with a baseball bat
Whatever you do, don’t eat the cake.
Listen to your heart, listen to the rain, listen to the voices inside your brain
Good thing green isn’t a creative color
Those stars have to come from somewhere, right?
Don’t be ridiculous.
He uses his NOODLE.
Just straight up awww D:
He gives artists ‘Poetic’ justice?
I don’t want to know what he does with pool noodles!
“Whips them with a wet noodle” I believe is how the old saying goes.
“[insert number here] lashings with a wet noodle.” Is how I know it.
He shot what from his what?
It wasn’t me! I wasn’t being creative I swear! It was him I promise! Please nooooooo!
I’m scared, yet intrigued.
Go on, Mr. Starchman.
Wait, lemme check my notes… *rummage rummage* Ah ha! Ok, please continue. Sorry for the interruption.
Ohhhh, dis gon be good.
I have been examining possibilities for about 5 minutes
No Starchman Stars for you, Johnny.
OH GOD NOT THE NOODLE
I have a feeling that the pun chain this update might just end up being about pasta. Well, if anyone can come up with anything, which is the question.
Starchman, noodles. Oh yeah, there’s plenty material for puns.
I think you have unravioli’d the mystery of the pun chain.
i can’t pasta up an opportunity like this
I don’t mean to compenne, but these puns are really subpar.
But it seems we’re on ruote for a good chain.
see, that one was actually decent. The rest of these seem rather lo, mein.
Sorprese! I’m back again!
I’d type a 1000000+ word pun about beef-based pasta, but my will isn’t stroganoff.
These puns are awesome, gnoccidding.
Can’t we just tie these puns up in a bow and stop this madness?
Udon have to be chow mein, dude. Pho‘ some people here it took time, it took thought and it thukpassion to make these puns, you don’t see mee poking fun at the ones who try and you shouldn’t either. Give it a reshte.
Come on, the rest of you guys. Bakmi up on this one.
wow that was an i-pici-able noodle pun!
Durum, dude. Have more faith in us.
*Luigi Voice* I hope he made lots of spaghetti!
NO!!!!!!!! you have to do that like Italy from Hetalia!!!!!!!!!!!!!
You don’t understand the joke
The problem was that he had too many toasters.
You know what they say: all toasters toast toast.
…but they toast bread, which becomes toast… If your toaster toasted toast then it’d become charcoal.
The toast, not the toaster.
Ah, but now I have you: It is not the common functionality which is in debate here, but the capability of the aforementioned machine; in other words, we are not discussing whether or not toasters actually do toast toast, but whether they have the ability to toast toast, which is to say, yes. They can, in fact, toast toast (albeit, as you have pointed out, the food item would become charcoal-like and unappealing to most).
And that, students, is why toasters toast toast. Tune in next week to see my lecture on why, if “Guns don’t kill people, people kill people” then “Toasters don’t toast toast, toast toast toast.”
*Raises hand* Or, is it the bagel?
G0vnah: But you just argued that it is possible for toasters to toast toast, and that, by extension, guns can kill people.
Maybe if you make the word a little stronger and say “Toasters burn toast and “Guns annihilate people.”
Guns don’t toast people, people toast people
YOU DISGRACE OF A HUMAN BEING
sorry i am talking to A reader
Wait. If guns don’t kill people, people kill people, and people don’t toast toast, toast toasts toast, then does that mean the people don’t buffalo buffalo, Buffalo buffalo buffalo Buffalo buffalo?
Love the haircut of the kid in the background
A birthday update? For me? Oh Zack, you shouldn’t have!
happy birthday waffle!
Happy Birthday, have a good one!
Hey Zack, page thirty was a birthday update for Waffles, page thirty-one will be a birthday update for the Anonymous a few comments below, and page thirty-two will be a birthday update for me. August this year is just a constant line of your fans birthdays for you, isn’t it?
Anyone else having a birthday on a monday or friday soon?
Wow, thank for the birthday wishes everyone! Really made my day!
Now we dance in honor of youuuuu! ♪
♪┏(・o･)┛♪┗ ( ･o･) ┓♪┏ ( ) ┛♪┗ (･o･ ) ┓♪┏(･o･)┛♪
Who’s the faceless one in the middle? The Boss?
♪ (>’.')> ♪ (^’.'^) ♪ <('.'’.')> ♪
Can’t touch this!
(v ‘.’ v) ~~~~> (v ‘.’ v)
Duh nuh nuh nuh, duh nuh nuh
(v ‘.’ v) <~~~~ (v '.' v)
Happy birthday!!! and thank you for making me realize that the next update will be on my birthday!
Preemptive happy birthday!
happy, happy, birthday! From all of us to you!
We wish it was our birthday!
So we could party too!
Happy birthday, Waffles! It’s your birthday and you can cry if you want to. You can leave your friends behind. (Guessing you probably don’t want to, however.) Many happy returns.
I have to ask… Do you eat birthday cake or birthday waffles?
Cake? Or pie?…
Why not both?
What’s with Stephen’s (or whatever that scarfaced guy’s name is) freaky hat? He didn’t have that last page.
while Johnny was explaining the story we didn’t need to hear because we know what happened, the band of hooligans (or mostly Johnny and Stephen, by the looks of it) created a hat that looks like a rock via “arts and crafts”.
Tinfoil hat, to protect from mind control.
Max has powers of MIND READIGN
Spender has control over the CORPORORATIONS.
Isaac can secretly turn into a BISHOUNUN PROTOGONIST.
Isaac’s mind reads like a pretween shounen manga.
Reading Johnny’s mind would be a short read.
Johnny’s mind is a haiku
Beat up loser nerds
Take their golf cards, soon their
Worth will quadrouble
*snap snap snap*
Stephen’s character profile says he’s “A budding conspiracy theorist.”
That first panel is one for the Panels out of context database. :D
Given his cranial emissions I think his tinfoil hat is not working as well as he perhaps hoped.
OH NOES! Are we going to see a noodle incident?
I believe that would be a first.
I think seeing a noodle incident is rather contrary to the point.
If Mr. Starchman isn’t careful, he’s going to create a paradox! This could pastably be a serious problem…
Also holy cow, Johnnie’s hair glows red… The wild mass guessing starts… NOW!
His hair is a tool.
Personally, I think all of Johnny is a tool. *snicker*
The joke has been made.
I thought his hair dye was the tool…
Which begs the question; what happens if a drained spirit inhabits a tool that can be used up or worn away, like a bottle of hair dye or a bar of soap; do they get called losers by the other tool/possessing spirits? Would a person who showers with said soap every day become a Spectral?
“New Irish Spriggan Soap! The Soap with Spirit!”
Personally, I think the glow in this case is an ambient effect to show he’s mad.
Also irony and emphasis regarding his “ginger with the hair” comment. Note, though, that Stephen has a purple glow.
yes, Johnny ran out of his “Impakt Krimson Deluxe Hair Dye” (what with all the tussling with mooks and max and soup cans) and he now has to use the rather out-dated “Angur Glowz Hair Die”
What evil is this.
Anyone else noticing that we’re 30 pages into this chapter and no ghost train?
(This isn’t a complaint, I should say, just an observation)
Watch there not be a ghost train
MR. Starchman was the ghost train ALL ALONG
Mr. Starchman is actually also Boss Leader
And Max’s spirit
Who is also… Max’s father! *Dramatic chipmunk*
And Ollie was Mr. Starchman all along
The ghost train was in your heart.
Good thing it’s a ghost. Otherwise that would be extremely painful.
The ghost train was on the grassy knoll!
This is getting real deep, man.
The ghost train is the seventh Scepter of Salutation.
All of a sudden ghost train enters classroom, squishing every spectral against a wall, leaving the other hooligans unfazed.
So Zack, as an artist, do you face a lot of noodle related prejudice from English teachers?
Zack’s a ginger, too, if the avatar’s anything to go by.
He looks nervous at the implication.
Zack! What have you done to the fourth wall!
You’re asking that now? At this point the fourth wall is in ruins and has vines growing all over it.
your gravatar fits perfectly with your question
Your Texas-spewing-coffee gravatar makes your comment 20% cooler.
you’re right. Anything with Texas added to it is better. Zach you should bottle this as “Texas spice” and sell it to you fellow web-comic artists. You would make bazillions!
And he could quadrouble that value by using the phrase organic.
Yeah they never let me bring pool noodles to class
Starchman, I realize you’re speaking for effect, but I would think you of all people would properly punctuate a question.
I totaly call mister starchman continuing “…we give them free noody things as prizes!”
Is that the Traumatized Bus Girl in the eighth panel?
Exactly what I thought!
Johnny and Suzy teaming up to take down the mutants. This needs to/will happen.
But if Suzy is this ‘verse’s equivalent of JJJ, then she isn’t biased against mutants. Only against Spider-Max!
BRING ME PICTURES OF SPIDER-MAX DAMNIT!
JOHNNY, YOUR FIRED. Wait, what’s that? Spider-Max and the activity club spotted at train station? JOHNNY, YOUR HIRED.
I really like Starchman, but even more after the last panel. Get those dirty hippies, Mr. Starch!
That be thirty lashes, now let me get some water so this can be a wet noodle.
Whoa, Johnny wants to mess with Issac, the kid who shot lightning out of his leg? Not a smart life decision.
AH, but thats the good part. He’s sending Stephen after the lightning kid…
Good thing for Stephen that tin isn’t all that great a conductor of electricity.
Is a Starchman Noodle the opposite of a Starchman Star?
Conspiracy theorist Stephen makes this comment 1000000x funnier.
And the same for you, super surprised Isabel
I think the Starchman Noodle removes Starchman Stars…. the hard way!
The Starchman Noodle is Starchman Star’s evil uncle. He was cut from the family by the Starchman tribe’s head Starchman Moustache and his twin younger brothers Starchman Glasses after an unsuccessful attempt to “remove” Star so he could become the next tribe head, but was busted by it’s parents Starchman Poster and Starchman Sticker.
But i draw in English class all the time. :(
What are you doing
Arts n’ Crafts
This is an english class.
We REJECT your labels
*Spawns Noodle* Do you know what we do to artists?
Did somebody say shenanigans?!!!
run, Zack! You’re gonna get pistol whipped!
Finger pistol whipped. One of the worst kinds to be whipped with.
HELLO THAR sorry I missed last week, I’mma try and make up for it. :L
What happened to the pirate-ifying?
It has taken a temporary break, and will return after these messages.
He’s gonna get slapped silly with his noodle
What if Stephen DOESNT know what ginger hes talking about and he tries to interrogate Jeff
O ya! The ginger with the hair, Duh!
This. Needs. To. Happen.
Especially because then Cody will go all “this is interesting” and start sleuthing around. I can feel it.
I CANNOT BELIEVE IT
Alright, the Jeff thing was funny, but THIS is downright impressive.
Should’ve said “the ginger with the hair and the shonen.
well…… I think Johnny and his friends are less fans of shounen than they are of mechs
*ahem* friendship fusion
They might not even know what shounen is.
All they know is Transformers and possibly Gundam. And also Sailor Moon, but we don’t talk about that.
I can imagine Johnny and the Gang being proud of watching Sailor Moon, actually.
YESSSSS. This is perfect. I could totally see Zack doing this, too! >:D
Yes! And it happened!
are you a wizard
NOODLE OF DOOM!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I really want Tinfoil Hat to be hilariously inept at interrogation/intimidation attempts…
And oh yes; more SUZY.
Figures that the one time I miss a comic it’s two strip with Johnny, back-to-back. xD
I thought I should make an avatar which combines stuff from both pages, to make up for it.
Back to back?
XD I get it!
Johnny avatar chain, goooo
C c c combo breaker er er er
HOW COULD YOU.
But it takes at peat three consecutive hits/Johnnies for the combo counter to appear
Well, if I hadn’t commented, it could have been the johnnygang.
YOU GUYS CHANGED YOUR AVATARS! NOW THERE’S NOW PATTERN! HOW COULD YOU!?
Tinfoil hat on Stephen seems appropriate.
So Zack appears to be staring at yellow-coat kid, trying to figure out why his face is perpetually cloaked in shadows
I-I’m an artist.
Wait, I’m an artist too! Does that mean- *gets tapped on shoulder by noodle*
*noodle* *noodle* *noodle*
I’m just an author. Does that mean I’m safe? Is there a Noodling in my future?
For some reason that last panel made me go
“huh, Paranatural is really one of my favourite webcomics”
I’m not sure why. It just made me realize.
It just occurred to me, what happens when a spirit possesses a dead body? Does the tool become a zombie? A vampire? Or just in inanimate corpse that grants powers like any other tool?
All examples so far seem to indicate the spirit retains no control, so I’m guessing the last one.
Corpse tool? How disgusting O_O
Do you think the tool’s power would then be split amongst the parts (bone, organ, etc.) if the then-inhabited corpse-tool was dismembered?
…this explains arc 8 of JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure.
I was thinking more along the lines of someone swinging around a dead body while slapping spirits across the face with it.
Takes the phrase “beating a dead horse” farther
“Beating it with a dead horse.”
…That’s a VERY different expression. But I think I may start using it? If that’s okay?
*wanders off slowly*
Ya sure. I’m pretty sure I heard it from someone else anyways.
Tools release their spirits if broken or destroyed, so if the body fell apart, the spirit would probably be freed.
A spirit would have to be very desperate to possess a corpse. It would more likely possess whatever the corpse is on or in (like a table or coffin; and even those are bad choices for tools.
This cartoon could so easily become a horror if a spirit of violence were to possess a scalpel in a morgue!
Don’t you mean a spirit of Violence<3 ?
*sees the pool floaty*
I know what you do to artists
You steal their face and force them to draw a new one
I’d actually so do that.
Draw my own face, I mean.
So, I have this to say about Johnny’s shirt: “DAG, YO”
I just noticed that! I’m almost surprised it doesn’t say, “DOG, YO.”
“Did someone just say “Weeaboo”?
‘Cause I think I just heard someone say “Weeaboo.”"
Panels 6-8 are my new favorites. The last (particularly Mr. Starchman in the background) is a close second.
So is RJ a girl or a guy? Or better yet, a ghostly entity?
We throw them pool parties, of course! :D
Or give them giant green versions of those awesome peel-apart twizzlers
We throws ‘em in with the fishies, if you knows what I’m sayin’.
You know if hair and general craziness is a good indicator, I’m pretty sure Johnny is possessed just like Isaac. :|
Johnny’s Gang vs Mr. Starchman?
This is what it’s like when worlds collide.
I think that the hooded guy looks like hoody, as in the creepypasta character? Am I right? No? Whatever.
…The only similarity between the two is that they wear hoodies.
To be fair, that’s a significant similarity right off the bat.
Question raised on another forum: is Johnny’s gang loosely based on Stan, Kyle, Kenny, and Eric?
i’m thinking more “Ed, Edd, n Eddy”
Ollie is double D
Johnny is obviously Eddy
I’m getting vague Ed Edd n Eddy vibes myself. This is a good thing.
In this weeks episode of: What’s Zach looking at!
Zach ponders how that green Swirly lollypop got stuck in hoodie kid’s eye.
New theory: R.J. is Boss Leader, and s/he’s used his hypno-eyes to guide Johnny and the gang into confrontations with the Activity Club to test them.
Is the green thing Mr Starchman is holding really a pool float? Where I come from, those things are round, not serrated.
They can come in different shapes, the ones I see are usually round, but I used to have one in a flower shape like that.
Starchman had his custom made. It’s actually a Starchman Star in green tube form.
*hands over a star*
Here’s the shape I want.
Could you make a foam extrusion of it?
Casually dropping words like “extrusion” into conversation is how you know he’s an English teacher.
How on earth did they push those tables togather and not get noticed until now?
in the words of my favorite ginger, “Come at me, bro!” :-)
Who is that?
The guy with the brown hair is wearing a tinfoil hat.
WE DEMAND MORE ANIMUUUU!!!!
And once again, this comic and, by extension, the comment section has completed my life.
Time to do the Noodle Dance!
There will be no survivors.
Switch to the Safety Dance.
I’m not sure what his name is, but where did guy in the purple jacket get his tinfoil hat since the last page
Arts and crafts.
I’ve reread this comic so many times…
Why is it that I’m getting a feeling that Johnny and Suzy are going to join forces to figure out whats going on in the Activities Club??
Clearly, they are going to walk into Boss Leaders visitor minions just as Spender is telling them that the secrets spiritry are quite safe in his school.
of. of spiritry. Who stole my word!? *puts on tinfoil hat*
I LOVE THEM ALL
ALL OF THEM
You appear to be from Tumblr.
-pets- it’s okay…
I fear that noodle…
….. I just saw the post count at 199, and felt the need to round it out to 200.
Also, oh man, is it just me, or does the big kid SOMEWHAT resemble Mr. Starchman? Vaguely?
Yes, vaguely, in that they are both bald an have ocular heads.
They’re incredibly vaguely similar? They MUST be related!
Nah, man. That’s anime logic
I think the kid in the yellow hoodie might be possessed.
I mean, look at those freaky eyes!
And the facelessness!
It chills my soul to think what’s underneath…
Watch as his face turns out to be a Mr. Saturn or something.
Made me genuinely lol twice, at the labels line and then the artists line. Good stuff.
I started laughing at panel one and didn’t stop
This is English Class! This is no place for arts or poetry!
Noooo, damn it!
I’ve read all of them, now I have to wait. Gah.
This is a great comic btw :-)
If Paranatural were animated, Starchman’s voice actor would be BRIAN BLESSED.
Zack, is R.J. an al bhed?
Jeez what did labels ever so to him?
His name was Johnny. They killed his father, so now, they must die.
Or Stephen. Their names tend to blur together sometimes XD
His response is to put tinfoil on his head.
I am in constant awe of the quality of these comics. Keep up the excellent work Zack. Maybe I should say Mr. Morrison.
Pool noodle is Starchman’s Tool, callin it now
Aw naw… half of me is like:
“NOOOOO, don’t bring THEM into this!”
the other half is like:
“Deez guys… de so funny.” XD
No JazzyJ, Starchman’s weapons are his stars… unless he borrows them from Spender…
B-But I’m an artist!
I had a weird dream last night, the websites heading had changed and the background was a purpilish red, and the comic was about Johnny selling information he had about Max and the activity club, and getting mad greens for it.
I dunno all I got out of it is that Johnny and Suzy would make the best colleuges ever
I have suspected an evil team-up between the two since Johnny has info Suzy’s obsessed with.
So do all the purple students mean that Johnny is starting to see shades? Or is he more or less ignoring him since they aren’t in his line of sight like the 2 girls from bus who are colored in?
* ignoring them
Is that traumatized bus girl?
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