The Supernaturalist is a Cyber Punk novel by Eoin Colfer. In the future, 14-year-old Cosmo Hill escapes from the Clarissa Frayne Institute for Parentally Challenged Boys in an accident that nearly takes his life. He is saved by a group of teenagers calling themselves "The Supernaturalists" because they seek to rid the world of strange, alien-like creatures that they call "Parasites" and believe are sucking the life out of the wounded or dying. However, they soon discover a horrifying secret that turns their world upside down and gets them caught in a web far more complicated than anything they've ever imagined before.A graphic novel adaptation was released in 2012 by Disney Hyperion Books.
Anachronic Order: The graphic novel, in comparison to the original book. In particular, the first chapter of the graphic novel jumps between the main events of the first chapter of the book. It can be slightly confusing to people who haven't read the original novel.
And the Adventure Continues: The last scene of the book has Cosmo, Mona, and Ditto gearing up to search for other supernatural beings. Could also be seen as a Sequel Hook, though whether or not a sequel will actually be released remains to be seen.
Arson, Murder, and Jaywalking: "Abracadabra Street was no great challenge for a squadron that had broken into several foreign banks, two crime lords' strongholds, and a private kindergarten."
Book Ends: The graphic novel starts with Faustino's approach to the Antarctic Base. Said graphic novel ends with Faustino working in the Antarctic base. It should be noted that neither of these two events were ever depicted in the original book, although they provide a familiar backdrop to people who did read the original book.
Cannot Talk to Women: Cosmo, in regards to Mona. The most notable example is on the rooftop, where Cosmo digs himself into a hole by mentioning "Little Piggies." Mona is playfully amused.
Magical Defibrillator: Stefan restarts Cosmo's heart by shooting him in the chest with a Shocker round "strong enough to fry a rhinoceros" (notable for being much more powerful than the weaker versions used against the Parasites).
To be fair, though, he had just had thousands of volts go through him and his heart was in fibrillation.
MegaCorp: Satellite City seems to be controlled by Myishi.
Nice Job Breaking It, Hero: Subverted. Stefan is quite horrified to realize that the shocker weapons he thought were destroying the parasites were actually causing them to multiply, but then it turns out that the parasites are actually quite a benevolent species, so this wasn't as bad as Stefan thought.
Noodle Implements: Cosmo has a nightmare involving Ziplock, two parasites, and a hair dryer.
Sci-Fi Writers Have No Sense of Scale: The titular satellite of satellite city is described to in a geosynchronous orbit 50 kilometres above the earth. Little wonder then they are having trouble keeping it up…
It could be intentional, given the two apparent mistakes (gettable-to with low-orbit spaceplace, and about to fall down) cancelling each other out.
Tempting Fate: Page 36 features Cosmo Hill swearing to never return to Clarissa Frayne. Cut to page 199, when the Parasite nest is revealed to be under Clarissa Frayne, forcing Cosmo to return as he's the only Supernaturalist who has been there.
Title Drop: Several times, usually in plural form.
Trademark Favorite Food: Ditto is a huge fan of a new fast food craze called "pazzas," which are basically calzone stuffed with pasta shells and other various sauces. The "vomit comet" incident in orbit doesn't do anything to lessen his love for pazzas.