History ComicBook / TheCreeper

23rd Jan '16 10:10:37 AM nombretomado
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Created by SteveDitko, the Creeper first appeared in ''"Showcase''" #73 (April, 1968). He went on to star in his own short-lived magazine, suffered a couple of [[Main/RetCon retcons]] and [[Main/ReVision revisions]], and has done some guest appearances, never quite achieving wide popularity.

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Created by SteveDitko, Creator/SteveDitko, the Creeper first appeared in ''"Showcase''" #73 (April, 1968). He went on to star in his own short-lived magazine, suffered a couple of [[Main/RetCon retcons]] and [[Main/ReVision revisions]], and has done some guest appearances, never quite achieving wide popularity.
25th Dec '15 7:52:22 PM FordPrefect
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The Creeper is also remarkable in being pretty much the only character SelfDemonstrating/TheJoker fears, which is one ''hell'' of an accomplishment.

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The Creeper is also remarkable in being pretty much the only character SelfDemonstrating/TheJoker fears, [[HorrifyingTheHorror fears]], which is one ''hell'' of an accomplishment.
10th Oct '15 10:15:17 AM nombretomado
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* StrawmanPolitical: In [[{{New52}} pre-New52]] continuity, Jack Ryder was a very outspoken left-wing pundit, whose show was called ''You Are WRONG!'' Though he did start to mellow a bit after becoming the Creeper.

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* StrawmanPolitical: In [[{{New52}} pre-New52]] pre-ComicBook/{{New 52}} continuity, Jack Ryder was a very outspoken left-wing pundit, whose show was called ''You Are WRONG!'' Though he did start to mellow a bit after becoming the Creeper.
3rd Oct '15 5:29:33 PM StFan
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* AdaptationalVillainy: His {{New 52}} version is very much demonic, and even gets a VillainEpisode in ''JusticeLeagueDark'' during the ''ComicBook/ForeverEvil'' event.

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* AdaptationalVillainy: His {{New ComicBook/{{New 52}} version is very much demonic, and even gets a VillainEpisode in ''JusticeLeagueDark'' ''ComicBook/JusticeLeagueDark'' during the ''ComicBook/ForeverEvil'' event.
12th Sep '15 12:35:13 PM nombretomado
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* FutureBadass: A dystopian future that CaptainAtom appears in, during BrightestDay shows The Creeper still alive over 100 years later as a cyborg, and as noted, still insane.

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* FutureBadass: A dystopian future that CaptainAtom ComicBook/CaptainAtom appears in, during BrightestDay ComicBook/BrightestDay shows The Creeper still alive over 100 years later as a cyborg, and as noted, still insane.
10th Sep '15 7:58:12 AM StFan
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[[caption-width-right:329:Fan-art by [[http://edwardwhatley.deviantart.com/art/Beware-The-Creeper-200722609 EdwardWhatley]]]]
30th Aug '15 1:03:07 PM supergod
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* AmbiguouslyGay[=/=]CampStraight: [[DependingOnTheWriter Both may apply.]]


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* CampStraight: The Creeper has a rather flamboyant personality and outfit, but Ryder's only dated women.
22nd Aug '15 9:57:03 PM HeWhoMustNotBeUsernamed
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* HellIsThatNoise: His laughter is depicted as this for his enemies, triggering primal fear or even inducing deep psychological problems.
26th Jun '15 3:52:43 AM FuzzyBoots
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** In the original comics the costume was actually a full suit, the yellow part being spandex or similar (and it was also the last suit available in the shop), the hair being a wig, and the fringes being made from an old rug that the costume shop cashier threw in. It was also recognized to be a costume by some criminals, but since the doctor's device makes the costume stick like glue, trying to pull the wig off with no effect made them realize it to be the "real deal".

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** In the original comics the costume was actually a full suit, the yellow part being spandex or similar (and it was also the last suit available in the shop), the hair being a wig, and the fringes cape being made from an old rug that the costume shop cashier threw in. It was also recognized to be a costume by some criminals, but since the doctor's device makes the costume stick like glue, trying to pull the wig off with no effect made them realize it to be the "real deal".



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* RummageSaleRejectRummageSaleReject: [[http://ifanboy.com/articles/dc-histories-the-creeper/ Literally]]. Ryder put together his costume with ten dollars of leftover costume parts, including a sheepskin rug for a cape.
26th Jun '15 3:44:04 AM FuzzyBoots
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* ImpracticallyFancyOutfit: Kinda lampshaded; he actually chooses and buys his costume, assisted by a bored-looking shop attendant who looks as though half-naked psychopaths leaping in, trashing the store, asking for dress advice and paying by credit card is perfectly normal (well, this is Gotham...)
** Absolutely true: [[http://editthis.info/superdickery/Thriftie she has fans.]] It's mostly one guy, but it's also hilarious.
** It's also the most {{Stripperiffic}} of any male DCAU character. It's just boots, gloves, the boa and ''a speedo''. No, really. It makes a bit more sense in the DCAU than in the comics though, since he seems to have a very high dose of MadeOfIron in his powerset.
** In the original comics the costume was actually a full suit, the yellow part being spandex or similar (and it was also the last suit available in the shop) and the hair being a wig. It was also recognized to be a costume by some criminals, but since the doctor's device makes the costume stick like glue, trying to pull the wig off with no effect made them realize it to be the "real deal".

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* ImpracticallyFancyOutfit: Kinda lampshaded; in the DCAU continuity, he actually chooses and buys his costume, assisted by a bored-looking shop attendant who looks as though half-naked psychopaths leaping in, trashing the store, asking for dress advice and paying by credit card is perfectly normal (well, this is Gotham...)
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** Absolutely true: [[http://editthis.info/superdickery/Thriftie she Said shop attendant has fans.]] It's mostly one guy, but it's also hilarious.
** It's also the most {{Stripperiffic}} of any male DCAU character. It's just boots, gloves, the boa and ''a speedo''. No, really. It makes a bit more sense in the DCAU than in the comics though, since he seems to have a very high dose of MadeOfIron in his powerset.
** In the original comics the costume was actually a full suit, the yellow part being spandex or similar (and it was also the last suit available in the shop) and shop), the hair being a wig.wig, and the fringes being made from an old rug that the costume shop cashier threw in. It was also recognized to be a costume by some criminals, but since the doctor's device makes the costume stick like glue, trying to pull the wig off with no effect made them realize it to be the "real deal".
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