A former superhero, the Cricket became a private investigator after a life-changing event that severely injured his left knee. Although not the best detective out there, the Cricket does his best to continue to help people, and is trying to live a more “normal” life but refusing to accept cases involving Supers.
Even though he’s tried to leave the life of a superhero behind, he can’t seem to shake being involved with Supers. Many of the Cricket’s friends are Supers and, despite his best intentions, super-powered villains keep crossing his path.
The Cricket’s primary superpower is shrinking down to the size of his namesake insect and, of course, returning to normal size. He also seems to have the ability to sense danger when his trick knee hurts and to leap and survive falls from great heights. The Cricket also appears to have good luck in abundance, though whether this is due to a superpower or simply clean living has yet to be seen!
The Cricket’s Adventures (in order of continuity):
A riveting story of the mystery surrounding the origin of our hero, to be released in Print, Kindle, and Motion Comic versions early in 2011. Written by Jef Holbrook and Scott B. Smith.
When the mysterious Nadia Diamante walks into the office of the Cricket, he soon learns that “murder may be a girl’s best friend!”
By Jef Holbrook
Available for Kindle and soon to be released Motion Comic on DVD, starring Benjamin Reed and Lena Thomas.
Unnoticed Tales of the Cricket: Cloudy with a Chance of Murder
First in a new series, Unnoticed Tales of the Cricket features new tales of the Cricke’t as told by up-and-coming writers of superhero and science fiction. While these stories take place “between issues” of the Cricket, they aren’t filler or fluff. Each “Unnoticed Tale” is considered “canon” and impacts the plot of the main comic.
Directly after the events in “Diamonds Are for Never,” the Cricket and the Midnight Mask have to find out a mysterious killer… who has already killed some of the other “Supers” (those with powers). Can they catch the killer? Who will fall next? Find out in… “Cloudy… With A Chance of Murder,” the FIRST “Unnoticed Tale of The Cricket!”
Written by Scott B. Smith with illustrations by Marji Fortin and ava
Unnoticed Tales of the Cricket: The Cricket Holiday Special
This story isn’t heart-warming… it’s heart-burning! In December, 1941 some “Supers” gather at the local diner, nicknamed “Coffee and Capes.” Drawn by Marji Fortin (an animator on the Emmy-award winning Word Girl and formerly an animator on Squidbillies), and written by Cricket creator Jef Holbrook (just “some guy.”), This “Unnoticed Tale of the Cricket” is a gem to read at any time of the year.
Story by Jef Holbrook, Art by Marji Fortin