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‘Paranatural': It’s over 9,000 (spooks)

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Zack Morrison’s Paranatural weaves a tale of ghosts and the people who bust them. It centers on a team that acts a lot like exterminators, trapping pesky spirits in special tools. In a way, it resembles property created in the 1980s that also centers on a plucky team with a catchy theme song that once vanquished a puffy, marshmallow-like foe.

I am talking, of course, about Dragon Ball. I don’t think it’s an accident. This is, after all, a webcomic where there’s a dojo in which old men throw around fireballs and where one kid has supernatural powers that cause spiky hair. The characters also look pretty similar to Akira Toriyama’s style — cartoony, somewhat-squarish and exaggerated during the big action sequences.

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