Stop being such a cliche, Grandpa.
If I may claim this spot of the eternal initial post, I shall do so at the risk of suffering the eternal damnation and fiery pitchforks that shall no doubt be pointed at me for this claim of “First.”
Also. I love the stereotypical old super martial artist gramps!
So from now on you my my number 56 in my top 10 favorite artists.
That was some how even more obnoxious than just saying first.
Fifty six? Fifty Six? FIFTY SIX!?
Argh! That’s all I can think about now! Why you little fifty-sixing!
*Fry voice* I GET IT
>number 56 on the top ten list
I think you made a really bad typo there dude hahahahahahaha
THEN WHO COULD POSSIBLY BE #1?
That lady that redid that mural and made Jesus look like a monkey man, obviously.
It can only be smitty werbenjagermanjensen. He was the only #1 ever.
HE WAS NUMBER ONE!
Also kudos for remembering that whole name
Let’s just assume he must have meant 5-6 and in “5th or 6th”.
56th? Darn it, on the long shortlist again!
She likes to go 46 steps beyond…
Well, at LEAST 46.
Oh my lord so much awesomeness on this page. Its like looking at a new Paranatural page! Oh wait…
Wow, Isabel, work on your form. See Theodore Roosevelt over there? His aim may be off, but at least he’s got the motions correct.
Theodore Roosevelt NEVER misses! In point of fact, he’s the only one who hit the harder moving target back inside the stairwell! (It’s just off-panel, that’s all.)
And he looks like he’s doing a hadoken.
Actually, Theo over there has a more blue-green aura, which hit the target with a little ‘psh!’. The spec shot that hit the stairs was a greenish yellow aura, which means that our Theo has a better aim than previously thought.
Actually, Theo over there has a more blue-green aura, which hit the target with a little ‘psh!’. The spec shot that hit the stairs was a greenish yellow aura, which means that our Theo has a better aim than previously thought. Sv
so it seems blue girl is her rival I’d assume :I
also yeah, teddy there has the best form
I think it’s a boy…
A boy with boobies.
Yeah, hourglass-like figure with breasts in the third panel as well as a pointy-tipped eye shape would say that it’s a girl.
Don’t you think its a bit rude to assume something like that just by looking at someone? You should at least ask.
Because asking someone “Are you a boy or a girl?” always goes over SO well.
Unless you can’t even remember your own grandson’s name and are about to give out some Pokemon.
Only if the person you’re asking is mute.
Last two comments = Massive win
Heck, if someone’s handing out free critters of mass destruction, I’d put up with a little senility to get one, wouldn’t you?
Well, generally you ask for pronouns before referring to them with gendered ones. Its only polite! Although, that doesnt necessarily tell you their gender.
No, then they getpissed at you for not being abble to tell the diffrence
No, then they get pissed at you for not being abble to tell the diffrence
Better than getting pissed at you for your spelling, I say!
In fact that is my lyfe-motto.
i would assume the lady with the blue energy was her rival. i mean she was the only one that hit the target besides isabel, and it looked like a perfect hit.
haha this is awe -WAIT A SECOND IS THAT MR. STRACHMAN!?!?!
Nope, his nose isn’t big enough
Exactly my thought, at first!
Starchman has little hair.
For a millisecond I thought you meant he had a tiny hairstyle, not a small amount :Q
That’s what I did when I saw that guy.
I’m more concerned about Apocalypse there. His human disguise is pretty good, but I’d recognize that lipstache anywhere.
See what I mean?
Let’s try that again: http://i42.tinypic.com/1ososz.jpg
Double fail. Try posting it once more? :P
Nevermind what’s wrong with tinypic that I can only see it if I click zoom?
SUMS UP HER CHARACTER PRETTY WELL.
That’s not Starchman, that’s his younger brother Stacheman!
How are the spec-shots affecting the straw dummies? Are they magical dummies?
They’re obviously a low-level spirit that possess straw dummies in martial arts dojos and harden when certain martial artists punch them.
Okay, Spectrals have the ability to impact the world of the supernatural, much like poltergeists have the ability to interact with the world of the living. Spec-shots affect both supernatural beings and real world items just like their powers. On a related note Lefty could probably own all of them when it comes to training, I mean talk about sensory deprevation, this guy only has two. On an unrelated note, today’s page reminds of the “Anime Style Martial Arts Dojo” from another comic called El Goonish Shive
I, too, like to live violently.
It’s like Isabel is the opposite of Isaac.
I noticed this as well.
I wonder who shot the pink, purple, and light blue spec-shots?
There’s more peeps lined up, we’ll see ‘em soon when the camera pulls back a bit.
You said camera…
Let the Paranatural cartoon conspiracies commence.
He’s referring to the frame of reference whilst not wishing to spell out “frame of reference”!
You can never have too many side characters, as I always say! Also, digging your new Gravatar Zack.
NOTHING compares to the awesomeness of this page.
There’s tons of spectrals we’ve never seen before, Isabel’s gramp is a freaking BADASS, and they have a whole frikin gym for spectral training!
“Izzy, I’m freaking oooout!!”
I also like how they have an ARMY of spectrals
Well, maybe not an army. A squad, perhaps.
Isabel’s shirt is so fitting, considering her personality! I especially love how Violence is written with a heart and such.
Ah, so there’s the grandfather she speaks of. Man, the guy is huge. Perhaps that’s how Ed knows her grandfather too? The training?
Oh man, I’m tempted to change my avatar to Isabel, but I’m attached to my Isaac avvy-
Oh dang, if I do change my Gravatar, I’ll have to do so once I get home. I cannot log on Gravatar using this school computer.
/Black/ spectral energy? Fairly common, indeed. :D
Grandpa has impressive facial hair.
I now claim it for my avatar.
I’d recommend taking the shot from the last panel, actually. Seems more iconic than the one with the speech-bubbles.
So is Spectral Energy Compression Projectile Burstshot the spectral equivalent of bowling? They do look like bowling balls
I was about to say…
Martial artist badass Latino nightrobe grandpa? Awesome.
Super anime cliché spiky-hair dude? Awesome.
Shady-looking guy that is probably not as shady as he looks? Awesome.
ACTION HOUSEWIFE? VERY AWESOME.
Keep ‘em new characters rolling, Zack. I simply love your designs.
Correction: Super anime cliché spiky-hair dudette. Talk about missing the details.
She’s still very awesome. I also love her face when Grandpa is being overly-critical of Isabel’s shot. Like “hoo boy, here we go again…”
I spy a ginger-fro returning ewe
And why does Isabel feel the need to pick fights with a mountain? That doesn’t sound safe. Avalanches happen when small people yell at mountains
I wonder if there will be a huge last battle at the end of Paranatural, LOTR style…
A last alliance between spectrals and men…
Or between men and maggots. Or dragons and maggots. Or men, riding dragons, throwing wolves at maggots.
he did say he drew some inspiration from X men.
Awesome. Just…..awesome. No words :)
Her grandpa runs a spectral dojo?!? That’s the coolest thing since sliced bread.
Which is really cool.
You had me at Hadouken!
Dang it, I was gonna comment on this first!
GRANDPAS NOSE IS THE BEST.
Scornful onomatopoeia? Then one of the targets should’ve produced “meh”… Or maybe one of them would, had it been hit!
Ahhh, the “you-should-try-harder-pow.”
The badass, it’s too much! Toooo muuuuch!!!
I knew she was gonna be in a dojo!
Isabel has a excellent way of ignoring the fact that no matter what she calls it she still missed by 9 centimeters. Also that the grandpa has wicked eyesight.
well she didn’t really miss it, she missed the center of it. plus she’s technically right, shes not a scientist. well not without an oversized labcoat, a mad laugh and no less then five doomsday weapons to back up your plans of world papering.
and t least shes got the laugh down pat
check the last pannel:http://paranatural.net/chapter-3-page-50/
wish you could like a comment…
I’ll be waiting for g0vnah to reply… xD
Unrelated, but your blog name is my real life name.
We are now interbros if thats okay with you
YOU JUST WAIT TILL I GET SOMETHING… SOMETHING SO EPIC, YOUR PUNY PIRATE WILL BE BLOWN OUT OF THE WATER!!! BWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAAHHAAAAH!!!!
It would have to be epic in order to beat the Outback Pimp Pirate hat Connors seems to have found.
…In fact, if you do find something that Epic, it’ll be MY mind that’s blown out of the water. ;P
There are pimps in the Outback? What do they pimp, kangaroos?
Oh man that’s funny.
Outback Pimp Pirate? I just thought it’d be funny to give him a fancy hat that somehow fits on that ridiculous shaped head. That’s all I did. :3
And yes I too am eager to learn more about Grandpa.
Oh. Now that I look again I realize how much that looks like a fur coat. :P
WE’RE WAITING, YOU!
Howdya like THEM apples?
…okay, that’s pretty good. BUT NEXT TIME! You shall not succeed! *cue evil laugh*
We’ll see, Paranaturalist. We’ll see…
Oh my, it appears a have a pirate twin.
*I. Of course my hand slips the moment I do not spell check.
Ahar! It seems to me to be that ye are twins with me, matey!
I want to know what’s up with Waluigi-mustache. What’s his backstory.
Same, why is he all stitched up?
Hey, yeah, I think you’re right.
Oh by the way, nice link you made between last page’s last panel and this page’s first panel, Zack! :D
Totally did not expect “Grandpa” to look like THAT, haha.
Lord Genome is that you? Well, that explains where Isabel got her drilling skillz from.
“You call THAT Spiral Power?”
I wonder who the entirely too anime guy to the left of Isabel is.
Look again. I think it’s an entirely-too-anime girl.
Soo…does that mean we should ship them? Or would their hypothetical offspring be too anime for the universe.
DO YOU WANT US ALL TO DIE?!
On a scale of yes to no?
More anime than Isaac, perhaps?
There’s no such thing as “more anime than Isaac”.
Wait everyone but her is a lefty (or a two hander)
Probably not important but interesting
Are all these other spectrals going to get names and be upgraded to side characters or are they going to remain background characters. Turn in next time to find out on the next episode of Dragon Ball Z!… I mean the next page of Paranatural!
I CAN SEE THE FYOO-TURE!
ISABEL DOES SOMETHING RECKLESS!
MAX CONFRONTS THE SHOPLIFTERS!
P.J. BECOMES THE MOST POWERFUL MEMBER OF THE CAST BUT STILL DOESN’T DO CRAP!
LEFTY BECOMES A RIGHTY!
RACIST WHALE FROG EATS ITSELF! AGAIN!
CONNORS TURNS THE ENTIRE CAST OF CHARACTERS INTO PIRATES!
NOT IF I DO SO FIRST!
Actually, for some reason, I foresee Max pouting over having to train in that gym, while wearing his Peejays.
But then what if non-spectrals came in?
They gently reminded him not to where ghosts as clothing, for they are invisible.
My spec-shot will be the spec-shot that will pierce the straw dummy!
Technically it splattered.
DON’T BELIEVE IN YOURSELF
BELIEVE IN ME WHO BELIEVES IN YOU
WHO THE HELL DO YOU THINK I AM?!?!
I WILL BELIEVE IN THE ME THAT BELIEVES IN…. ME.
YOURS IS THE DRILL THAT WILL PIERCE THROUGH THE HEAVENS!
BRO BRO FIGHT THE POWA!!
I’M GOOD AT YELLING TOO!
The more I read this, the more I think that if this webcomic thing doesn’t work out, you could have a lovely career in fashion designing.
Well i guess black spectral energy is fairly common after all
Wait a minute, how is the spectral energy hitting the straw targets? I thought the stuff could only hit supernatural things, that is why they don’t have to worry about property damage when firing those off in school. Or worry about damage in Max’s store/house.
Yes, that is entirely correct! There must be something weird about those targets!! PERHAPS WE’LL FIND OUT
Maybe they’re stuffed with ghosts/spirits? Maybe they’re tools. Maybe they’re made of plotanium.
2 starchman stars says they’re made out of oranges, given that a diet obnoxiously high in citrus can turn someone into a spectral.
My vote is for Spectral Constructs of some kind.
Oranges with frowning faces on them somewhere. To produce the scorn.
Or maybe Sphinx Eggs? Spectral Straw?
Well, the targets being stuffed with spirits would explain why there aren’t any visible in the backgrounds. Normally, every time the focus characters are spectrals, you see a few of them creeping past or otherwise doing spirit-y things. Here, where _all_ of the present characters are spectrals, we see none. There has to be a reason for that.
Geez her grandpa is scary!
Oh, I just noticed how you’ve connected Max’s sigh with Isabel’s preparatory anime breath of concentration.
Whoa… Good eye, mate! That’s a nice little transition detail I’m gonna be watching out for the rest of this Chapter. I think I’d like to see some back-and-forth sides of this story with Max and Isabel, which I’m guessing Zack was hinting to earlier.
I’ll admit, it’s not as awesome as when Watchmen did it with the interlinking poses, panels, and dialogue, but it’s pretty freakin’ close in my book.
Holy bananas that’s ED’S DAD and also maybe that makes Ed like Starchmans nephew? The resemblance is too great to be a coincidence! Is Ed’s last name Starchman?
There is no relation between the three parties in question
Heck yes. New Paranatural gravatar. (If it loads that is)
And I suppose we were just getting a preview at Max and it’s going to switch to Isabel? Or maybe it’ll go back and forth.
Omg theres a spectral GYM!
*pokemon battle music plays*
However Isabel, we do care what Class and/or Order it is.
Phylum = Arthropoda
Class = Crustacea
Order = Stomatopoda
Family = Yo MAMA!
Also zack your gravatar says to me, “Thank you, dear Creator, for allowing your humble servant to finally finish this page of Paranatural.”
This is win
Zack, does your gravatar reflect your actual hairstyle? If so… I need to touch your hair.
I want to stroke his 5 o’clock shadow.
Just gonna claim this face here.
And wow, new spectrals! Those shoplifters can wait, I want to hear more about Grandpa and his dojo.
I am impressed both by the improvement in your art and how quickly it has improved – from the reader end of the world that appears to be a good mixture of talent, dedication, and practice. The coloring/shading is especially vibrant in this chapter. The character looks and personalities, world concepts, dialog, clothing concepts, Easter eggs, and background details are also very good and your character’s facial expressions are wonderfully expressive and hilarious. Please keep up the good work and (broken record here) try not to burn out with both this and college.
Thank you very much!
I think “Teddy Roosevelt” over there may be Ed’s father…
I see the bystanders starting to become nervous.
I can’t help but sympathize. I, too, would become nervous when approached by a gigantic pointy-headed man wearing a bathrobe.
Please, oh great comic creator. Draw that man with pants during his next appearance.
Considering the setting, I wouldn’t be surprised if that wasn’t a bathrobe, but merely a nightrobe worn the way boxers sometimes do. I’d expect him to be wearing athletic shorts and a belt under the robe.
Whatever it is, I can’t help but feel that he’s about to go full Armstrong and toss it off dramatically.
You too know of the glorious Cambrian zoo-pineapple that is Wiwaxia?
I do indeed!
Although it would be a little odd if I had it as my name and didn’t. :P
oh man, so ANOTHER mentor flasher?
… Why is grandpa wearing a bathrobe.
OR SHOULD I SAY BADROBE.
every one seems to be in there jamies. is this some kind of dream dojo or just lax in outfit attire, blue girl is the only one in a gi
They look like people wearing sports gear to me. And Grandpa looks like he could just put on boxing gloves and jump into the ring at any time.
Yay, got my wish more characters,also more character development
And now my reactions to this page…
Some people noted the Max/Isabel breath that unites the last comic and this one – don’t forget the stripes do too!
Many new spectrals (yeah!) and at least three more to appear: lilac, purple, and a second green.
I’m with the other posters – how do the targets react?
There seem to be dots in the spec-shot cores – is this a visual effect or does it fit into spectral mechanics somehow?
Isabel’s shot may have been off-center, but it is one of only about half that hit and the only one that knocked over the target. She knows it too – she is waving bye-bye to the target.
Note the variety of stances, starting hand positions, and release positions – the physical aspect of creating a spec-shot is clearly not the most important part. It probably just helps the focus, with most of the effort being mental.
And … sensei in a bathrobe? That doesn’t look like any gi I have ever seen. The rest are in casual workout clothes, including one gi.
Gramps has the best head-shape.
Quite the shift. At Max’s house it’s all about pizza and monopoly and strange store scenarios. But here, ooooooh boy it’s about hardcore spectral energy training.
I don’t know who Ms. Spiky hair n’ muscles is, but I like her :D
Ok,now for the more improtent quistion we all should asking, who the hell are these people and where are they
Alt Text: “You can tell the training is intense because the targets are designed to produce scornful onomatopeia”
For those on mobile. Not sure if there’s anyway to view it yet.
THANK YOU SIR!!!
I’ve never had any luck with that particular problem yet, but I thank you for your contribution. Now if only I could focus pages on my phone so I didn’t have to wait until I got on my laptop to read the speech bubbles… :/
If only there’d been good citizens like you when I was grounded for two weeks and forced to read the new pages on my 3DS (which my fam doesn’t know can connect to the Internet, heehee).
I would read a whole comic series about the guy covered in scars who shoots his spectral energy by punching.
Anyone know why Isabel’s Gramps has no upper lip in panel 6? His mouth just sort of opens into his nose.
His nose like hooks over his mouth it’s weird but I’ve drawn him without his stache and it appears feasible to mine eyes
How is every new character my favorite character? WHAT IS THIS ALCHEMY, ZACK?
My favorite is Lefty, hands down.
That pun was awesome. Some give this man a hand.
I gotta hand it to him, it was pretty good.
*sound of Lefty, clapping
So THATS one one hand clapping sounds like.
I guess Lefty’s pretty handy for solving hand-related riddles, huh?
Now I’m not pointing fingers, but we’ve been overusing these pun chains.
I’m surprised there are any left.
Whatever do you mean, gallows? I would only find 2 if the comments were kept in an index.
Okay, so in this comic we see something that has already been established: namely Isabel is a bad shot. She’s a great fighter and a powerful Spectral, but she’s mostly a melee fighter. a more imaginative and less combat-oriented Spectral could do more with her tool, but it is her tool, so she’s gonna have to learn as she goes unless she decides to let her grandpa train her.
….except she’s actually good shot? Only three people actually hit the dummies, and only two of those hit the targets on the dummies. Isabel is one of those two who hit the targets. It looks to me like Grandpa is being hard on her (likely because she sasses him like no tomorrow)
She is very combat-oriented, yes, but we have seen her do many things with her tool that aren’t combat related, and she seems to do very well with those.
Plus it seems to me that Grandpa is already training her? So I don’t understand the last bit of your comment…
Yeah really the only other good shot was the girl in the Gi and the blackbelt who (seems) dead on.
Which is most likely why she HAS a blackbelt.
She hit the bat spirit more than once with spec shots (moving target), plus with origami throwing stars, and she was dead on with her shoulder cannon.
The origami demon-horse was a sweet and imaginative ride. She clearly had fun with the paper tornado. She made paper legs and used paper lassos to capture doctopi.
How imaginative is she supposed to be? We haven’t seen much opportunity for using powers beyond combat.
swing and a miss
Each and every one of those straw dummies is posessed by a spirit. #calledit #bitcheslovecannons
Sorry, Van Helsing abridged joke ;)
I am so happy every time I see someone else who knows Hellsing Abridged
Your avatar will never fit this perfectly again.
…I can’t resist the urge:
I like how everyone has different techniques of forming their hands for a spec-shot. I wonder what their powers are?
That depends. Are they possessed? Because if not then they would need a tool. And Mr. Spender said that tools are “rare”. Although, they found like, three over the course of two chapters.
I’m loving the flat colors on this page!
First time I looked at this page I thought for sure I saw Mr. Starchman and I said WHAAAAAT-
Ooohhh, more characters for people to love, including the mysterious gramps himself! Guess it’s time to update the not-so-old Wiki now!
By the way, guys, I’ve got the Admin position, and since the Founder is usually absent, I’m pretty much in charge of the starting-up stuff.
If you want to see it for yourself, here you go: http://paranatural.wikia.com/wiki/Main_Page
If you want to tell me what you think of it, I’ve got a topic open on the forums: http://paranatural.forumotion.com/t171-admin-caruselumen-here-and-i-ve-got-some-news#5200
And if you want to help out, introduce yourselves here: http://paranatural.wikia.com/wiki/User_blog:CarusELumen/Introduce_yourselves!
Once more, awesome page, Zack, and Friday can’t come soon enough!
I always go through the comments to see what new gravatars appear for any given comic.
Its constant change.
Third best thing about new comics, after the comic and the alt-text.
Not to mention the comments themselves.
Fifth if you count the Zack descriptions.
I want that t-shirt.
My thoughts exactly.
It definitely needs to be made into a real thing that I can buy.
zack, if you do get to the point where consumer goods are an option, please include these t-shirts/hoodies, please?
Oh, I get it now. It’s a martial arts comic in the vein of Dragonball. Now the REAL story begins, and all the other pages are just…charging up.
With the :o face Isabel’s spec shot is making, it sort of looks like a hitodama.
Am I the only one that thinks that Blackbelt Girl looks a little like Cody?
Not implying relation, but they have a slight resemblance.
Well, either Cody or Goku
It has to be Goku, because that round lady in the back spec-shots with her finger. Obviously related to Frieza.
I am totally buying this theory
My mom walked in and asked “What are you doing?”
I responded “Admiring the beautiful artwork.”
She took a passing glance and replied, “That’s not beautiful.”
My jaw dropped and I proceeded to sputter in confusion. Clearly, my mother has no taste in art. XD
Either Grandpa is really huge or Isabel’s a lot younger here. Is this before she got her tool?
My vote is for “Huge Grandpa”
Yeah, he looks so much bigger than everyone in that dojo.
With Isabel’s shirt I get further evidence for my personal theory that this comic is just a foundation Zach is using to create his own fashion line.
The spec-shots all look like bowling balls. Spirits confirmed for loving bowling. Universally. Montezeusma vs. Scrapdragon Bowling Tournament confirmed. Jumping to conclusions confirmed. Let’s do this.
This page… It explained so many things!
She doesn’t seem to have her tool on her. Does her gramps teach his students how to harness their own spectral potential or something?
(5 stars that someone else has already commented on that. Time to backread)
I’m not sure a spectral needs to have their tools on them when spec-shooting…
I believe Zack has stated that a Spectral doesn’t need any tool or possession to be able to create a projectile of their own spectral energy. It’s a basic abilities that all Spectrals have.
It’s a good thing I wasn’t a Spectral when I was 12; I would have been shooting Spec-shots at my teacher’s back every time he pissed me off by going too slow. :D :D
(Of course, I would have been in Deep Dip if he had been a Spectral, too.)
Ed did a spec-shot against that one spirit Max ‘one-shotted’.
Keep in mind, if you did that enough times, you might end up making them a spectral anyways.
Ah, the classic “I accidentally turned my teacher into a spectral.”
Zack, your clothes design is absolutely fantastic. “Vi♥lence”
Please keep it up.
Wario Beard on Yellow Guy!!
His facial hair is not nearly manly enough. My respect for him is ONLY monumental.
Step your game up old man!
Gramps looks like a character you would see in Windwaker.
I love Isabel BY THE WAY. I am looking forward to more of her <3
This is a gigantic refference to street fighter.
Gi girl is a portmanteu of Cammy and Mikoto. Gramps is takeing the classic Bison pose…. ect.
And stitched guy has the same beard as Hakan…
a portmanteau is a combination of words not of people
She has a point. Almost everyone else missed the target entirely!
Hi, a friend recently suggested that I read this webcomic… well, I read in all in one night and I am in awe!
I just wanted to let you know that I absolutely love your comic. I have never laughed so much while reading a webcomic before, and I think you just might be a genius. I would definitely buy this as a printed version. So, good luck with your work and I will be supporting you!
That shirt is amazing, a pink shirt that says violence, oh Zack, you are just a joy
A phylum’s a pretty general thing to ignore, Isabel.
Let’s read into this way more than we need to.
Assuming attacks fall under the same general taxonomic categories that life does, as per Isabel’s example, the most general would be domain. In this universe, the domains of attacks would make sense as being physical and spectral- possibly a third domain if you include verbal harassment as violence. Next comes kingdoms. Since we’ve split to the spectral side of the taxonomic tree of violence, a reasonable distinction could be made between ranged spectral attacks (spec-shots) and melee spectral attacks (see Isabel’s kick in chapter 1). The next distinction is phylum. As Isabel doesn’t care what phylum her attack is, we can assume that she has no distinction between ranged attacks, measuring instead based on the result of said attacks.
Which, having said that, actually fits her character really well. Who cares what kind of attack it is as long as it causes AS MUCH DAMAGE AS POSSIBLE?
…I’ll stop talking.
This is why I read comment sections
This is why I should stop. I get too distracted.
Me too. +1
With the sudden appearance of all these new spectrals, I just thunk a thing. Surely there must be some spectrals out there who hunt down compatible spirits with desirable powers, just for the purpose of forcing them to tool up. Kinda scary, and it gives RWF a good point. Thoughts, anyone? Has this been suggested before?
This could be another reason that The Doorman is hiding. He’s really frickin’ useful.
I just read this entire comic from the beginning and all I can say is YES
The over-exaggeration and the dialogue is just so refreshing, THIS IS THE BEST
YOU ARE THE BEST
Is gramps… wearing a bath robe?
It’s the Deluxe-version, fur-trimmed Jedi Robe. You can get it from SkyMall for only $37,000.
Or if you’re as bad-ass as gramps here.
First off, I love how everyone in the ‘dojo’ has their own way to shoot their buckshots. I also notice most of them are left handed..?
I also really love how Isabel in the first panel has the same expression as Max in the last panel on the previous page!
Most right handed people hold a bow in their left hand, so maybe it’s somewhat similar?
Not exactly; a right-handed archer is still aiming with his right hand; your left hand is just a stable vertex for the arc.
Really? I always aimed with the left…
You aim with the hand holding the nock of the arrow. Pro archers basically keep their off-arm stiff and stead, because aiming from the point of the arrow doesn’t work. You have to aim along the shaft, and that angle is determined by your dominant (right) hand.
Visual Vector/Arc Math FTW!
Wow, you learn something new every day. Thank you, oh kind sir, for sharing your knowledge with us. :)
Zack, I would buy that violence shirt in a second. Charge me anything you want for it.
Would second if I were a girl.
Instead I would buy the “Clothing” shirt Isaac was wearing in Chapter 3.
If I had money to pitch into a kickstarter for comic based clothing I would donate
Even…. :: pinky goes to the corner of the mouth :: … a million dollars?
Dr Evil reference!
Yes. If they buy ten of them, we can save Young Justice and Green Lantern the Animated Series!
why would you want to save green lantern?
So seeing as Isabel’s Grandpa is a spectral, is that an indicator that it may be hereditary? And if so, when Max goes to find his mothers spirit will we find out she was a super badass spectral who died saving a whole bunch of spectral lives? ;D
Not tryin’ to burst your bubble, but it isn’t hereditary:
Zack says this in response to the above comment:
“You don’t become a spectral by having a spectral parent, and color isn’t inherited genetically or anything. Isabel’s situation will be explained eventually.”
Spectralness is environmental, not hereditary. No genes involved.
Okay so from left to right;
Scottish Zombie Wario, Isabel, Not-Goku, Teddy Roosevelt, Max’s Secret Cousin
that’s an epic family
Grampa is wearing a bathrobe.
I wonder why he didn’t want the plunger.
His spectral color is red, whale-frog is blue.
Has anyone else noticed the gorilla-like skull structure of Grandpa’s head? It’s almost exactly alike…
Obviously he’s a silverback male…
Any bets on Grandpa’s tool being his bathrobe?
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*facepalm* I meant to type “You guys I am so creative. Guess nothing but coal for a fool like me. \(-_-)/
Oh my god SANTA! He IS real!
you forgot the hat, but still very awesome.
That guy, third panel, with the white tee and striped blue boxers firing the shot like a hadouken. Only one thing came to mind when I saw him:
Mr. Starchman has a brother?
Who just want to see ed try to fight the guy with the scars
oh jeez. my school is thinking about improving security, by training the faculty with BASEBALL BATS. And arming all the students… WITH TOMATO SOUP CANS!
the best part? they’ve never even heard of this comic, so this is pure coincidence. my school is becoming this comic, sans the ghosts and spirits.
I want to go with you
Well you aren’t a spectral so you can’t see the ghosts/spirits.
But they are there.
YOUR LIFE IS PARANATURAL
Look out for “Activity Clubs” springing up
… time to start eating obnoxious amounts of citrus fruit! cause I don’t want a near death experience.
“Kids there days…”
So Zack I hate to make you do more work but the Archive page seems not to show past 4-1
if you make the kids’ shirts for sale i will totally buy
Love Isabel’s expression and pose in the 6th frame. “I did so great GHAAAH Grampa’s dumping on me again!!” Teen frustration in their elders at its best.
Is that Mr. Starchman…? Or was it starman….OR WELL. But is it?
Scar guy is in the generic firebender pose…Interesting…
Then again firebendingwasbasedonanactualstyleI’mjustsaying…
Well blackbelt girl obviously has the best aim, (except for maybe Isabel, hard to tell from this angle) and that would explain why she has a blackbelt
I just noticed; Isabel is the only one who Kiai’s (give sharp vocalization) with her shot; no wonder most of the rest of them suck! Even Goku-Girl failed to kiai.
Scientific tests have shown that giving a sharp vocalization when striking a target with your hand/foot can increase your pain tolerance a small amount, and help focus you to allow you to exert more power through your strike.
It doesn’t just make you totally Jackie Chan; Kiai-ing actually produces results.
What about “WATAAAAAAAWWW!!”-ing?
Dramatic Law requires these things anyway, so it’s not that big of a surprise…
Actually, McBob, your comment needn’t have been longer than this.
They classify ghosts now?
why do Friday updates haft to be so late, I’m not asking for mutch just maybe in midday around 12 or 1
Woah now, he’s already posting Monday’s AND Friday’s. Given the quality of this comic, that’s pretty fast as is. I mean, you don’t want it be rushed, and ensuring quality while making sure to update on those days and doing normal life stuff sounds like it could be seriously tough! So just bear with it, and when the update does come it’ll totally be worth it. :)
If only the comic were more profitable so he could skip the ‘normal life stuff’.
Who would want to give up there normal life for nothing but work, ok I get it I don’t know what his schedul’s like,I guess ill just deal with
Another thing to consider is that the friday updates might be late because he could be simultaneously working on the monday update at the same time, to make sure that that one isn’t late. After all there’s only a two day interval between the two O_o It amazes me that he can manage this update schedule at all.
And manage it while giving us such incredible work.
We need to think of a way to get this monetized so he can quit his job.
Who, there let’s not go crazy, if eneything he just got started on makeing the first book, we need to see where that goes first befor he does something crazy like quit his job.
not to mention the comic the comic needs more readers if he wants this to pick up and the best waw to do that is advertisment probably on a site with lots of readers fanfiction.net or someother comic site, he’s done that befor but only a phew times.
Also there one more thing he could do, witch is something everybody has discussed and that murchen dice, dezin and sell some of the cloth’s likr the “violence” T-shirt or the ” insolent” shirt and jacket. This way with things should go fine ,but for now the comic is still in early stages got to wait and see what comes next.
Hey Zack, I was just wondering about how Isabel makes her “specshot”. The other two people beside her appear to be making it using either two hands or one hand while Isabel’s is wrapping around her entire arm. Is it her being weird or is there something behind it?
But it’s awesome to see that there are other specters(? is that the word for them). I thought it was just the Activity Club and a few others. Yay.
Also her grandpa’s outfit looks like a cross between a pimp coat/bath robe rather than something a martial artist would wear… I can’t take him seriously looking like that lol
Don’t be mocking the Toweling Bathrobe of Awesomenessness (yes, there are two ‘ness’, because that’s just how Awesome it is)
Looks like Sideburn-mustache guy next to her was punching his ‘spectral energy compression projectile burstshot’.
Kinda neat how they each have their own technique
i feel like Isabel’s hands are a lot smaller than Max’s. Or maybe her head is a lot bigger than his???
Going to go with ‘her head is a lot bigger’
No,I’d call that a Ki blast.
this kind of reminds me of angel densetsu
New to this comic, fallen in love with karate girl there.
Cut her some slack old man, at least she hit her target, and if you don’t want them aiming for the head, don’t use a head-shape with a target
that fat guy in the glasses is doing the kamehameha lol
look at Isabel’s shirt: Violence <3
(the little heart thing is part of the shirt not showing that I like violence)
And if your attacks good enough you might even get a witty and sarcastic comment!
G-GOUKEN?!!?! S#!7 IS GETTING REAL !!!!
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