The Creeper


Real Name
Jack Ryder
First Appearance
Showcase #73 (April 1968)
Steve Ditko
Team Affliations
Outsiders, Justice League, Shadow Fighters
Base of Operations
Gotham City
Superhuman strength, agility and stamina, Greatly enhanced speed and reflexes, Healing factor, Physically painful laughter, Ability to climb on walls
Skills and Abilities
Expert hand-to-hand combatant, Adept martial artist

The Creeper (Jack Ryder) is a superhero in the DC Universe known for his laughter capable of driving his enemies mad.


When reporter Jack Ryder was covering an experimental new form of medicine, the research facility was attacked by criminals.  When scientist Dr. Yatz injected Jack with experimental medicine, he was shot in the head and left for dead.  The medicine helped him survive, at the consequence of his sanity.  Now nearly superhuman, Jack lives a double life as the insane superhero The Creeper.

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