|The Activity Club and the New Kid|
|Twelve-year-old Max moves into the picturesque town of Mayview and is plagued by strange visions and stranger people on his first day of school.|
|Followed By||Paranatural: Chapter 2|
- The chapter's cover features several allusions to the events of the chapter, including:
- A sunset, one of Max's first sights in Mayview.
- The sign on the Corner Store, Max's new home.
- The bridge that Max saw a black shade under.
- Mayview Middle School and a classroom.
- A Starchman Star.
- Assorted shades of spirits, most notably the Ravenous Gobbledydook that serves as this chapter's antagonist.
- A file in Spender's office shows that Max's first day in Mayview Middle School is . This makes his first day in Mayview September 24th.