Superhero Origins: The Creeper

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This unusual superhero was once a confrontational Gotham Talk Show host. Join as we explore the origins of Jack Ryder, otherwise known as The Creeper. Special thanks to our users "Marco Rosato", "theenlightenedone", "offbeat08", "Brian Silva", "srami004" and "Spideyfan-0913" for submitting the idea for this video at :) If you want to suggest an idea for a WatchMojo video, check out our new interactive Suggestion Tool at :) Check us out at and We have T-Shirts! Be sure to check out for more info. Help us caption & translate this video!

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Larry Bundy Jr
The creeper was also the basis for Freakazoid as well.
I think of him like a good version of the joker
Nate Dawg
I wonder if The Creeper inspired Freakazoid? They were both part of the WB network after all/
Yellow Skinned Wacky Man for President!
Didn't know it was a hero ...just knew it was something girls called me in high school 😔
MC Kaatt
"ok i love yew buhbye!"
So was the Creeper the inspiration for Freakazoid?
Tyler Allen
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Jeff Bennett was awesome as the Creeper in the New Batman adventures!
Carlos Gallon
"Hello Lady" "Okay I love you bye-bye"
Ian Warner
I love how DC's recent work with Creeper (in DCUO and the Arkham games in particular) makes him the DC Universe's Alex Jones in his day job as he half remembers things he got up to in his other persona with the Justice League and Outsiders. He's the perfect way of the JLA hiding in plain sight.
Javier Venegas
I love these origin episodes, even though i don't read comics too often. Keep 'em coming! :D
Albert Chyn
I think this answers my question to what if the Joker was a superhero.
i can definitely see Jim carry play the creeper in a live action movie 
Forest Armstrong
"OK. Love you. Buh-bye!"  LOL I think his animated appearance was heavily influenced by Spielberg's Freakazoid.  Just a guess.
Charlene Alyssa Ingram
This guy looks like a villain.
Zach Hambelton
I love when Jeff Bennett voices Creeper in the animated series, that's one of my favorite episodes. 
JB Entertainingness
Ah, my favourite superhero! Thank you, WatchMojo! Nice to do the original origin mixed with scenes from arguably the best version, the BTAS Creeper!
kamui Cage
Freakazoid reminds me of the Creeper
Jim Hartey
My favorite DC character of all time.
This seems hilarious why have I not heard of him before?
that's not the creeper. the creeper is suppose to blow up
Ferdy Hoshigaki Tube
This Character need a Movie, He seems Hilarious
LOL! ok i love you buh bye! hahahahaha
I wanna c beast boy next personally
OK, I LOVE YOU ...BYE BYE what a funny way of making a homage to another cartoon character mindy from animaniacs LOLS
The Creeper from the Batman series looks like he'd be on of Freakazoids enemies
Yeah I liked the The New Batman/Superman Adventures version of him where Joker kidnaps, brainwashes, and uses chemicals to make him. Then he call Joker "dad" and flirts with Harley Quinn
Stephanie Evjen
Gotta say, the Creeper is totally Daffy. No kidding, I say he's more crazier than Joker, Harley Quinn and Deadpool combined.
this is not the real creeper the real one lives down the street from me begging for a beat down for looking at kids the wrong way
Oj Strawberry
Still waiting on Superhero Origins: Cable. Have been for a while now. And I'm super sad it hasnt happened yet.
take the 3 animaniacs put them in a blender then inject them into a guy with adhd u got the creeper
The Rooster
I am perplexed as to why you omitted mentioning that Steve Ditko created the character. I think it would behoove Mojo to mention the creators and not just the characters.
Ricky Zander
Great character so sad he is so underrated
The Joker gone heroic. 
i hate how they retconned him to be like some kind of evil japanese spirit or something in the new 52. My fave creeper will always be the bruce timm version (new batman adventures)
Steven Bailey
They should of stuck with his original name, Yellow-Skinned Wacky Man.  Way more catchy.
Matthew Brockus
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Alex Lemus
I see him in the background of the Justice League series every now and then too.
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I'd forgotten how good the Steve Ditko artwork was. Vintage comic book .
Trevor Onyango
I love how Joker isn't scared of Batman but he's scared of the Creeper
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I do like how Jack Ryder was featured in the Arkham Games!
Robert Herrera
Had no idea this character existed till now.
4:35. Well, now we know who Mindy's (Animaniacs) father is.
I prefer the fact that the joker basically caused him to become the Creeper. Also was pretty bummed there was really only one episode about him during the whole batman series.
Great Value Bleach
Creeper is my favorite out of the DC comics verse.
this makes me think of minecraft.
Derik Tv
Honestly after watching the episode in batman tas about creeper, I freaking loved this character so much. I'm so happy he's a hero.
Freedomcheese _
before the picture loaded I thought it ment the creeper from minecraft
bustamove orelse
Jack DeLise
and then he turned into a green monster got a grudge against blocks and someone named steve
David Leal
Austin Godfrey
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When I first saw this title I thought it was a super villain origin not a superhero origin listen to this and tell me if it sounds like a superhero thing "Here comes The Creeper!"
Sierra Garabed
this guy reminds me of deadpool, anyone else?
Noah Daly
Whenever I hear the name the Creeper, I just think of Scooby Doo.
Still waiting for the commercial but YES! been hoping for this one. :D
Blaq Ice
Sorry, but this guy is looks like a clowned up Kraven the Hunter...
Aidan Randall
The Creeper is my favorite I just wish DC would do more with him
Odawg Kizzack
We all know if they made a movie, Willem Dafoe would be the perfect one to cast as The Creeper
cool origin but Bruce Timm's version takes the cake
Jeepers, it's the Creeper
Rene Perez
creeper is my new favriote superhero
Jacob Wollman
Can he explode?
I prefer the Creeper's origin from the Animated Series, honestly. A reporter who fell into the same acid that the Joker did, but retained his moral compass and wanted to do good.
Isn't it that he scares Harley and trying to hurt her or something else?
Leone Kaiser
"Ok, I love you. Buh-bye!" - Mindy from Animaniacs.
I am Murf
Creeper vs Freakzaoid
can you do psylocke
I have always been a fan of Bruce Timm's interpretation on The BTAS!  Thanks for this
That video was useful. I always thought that the creeper was a "hero" with the only purpose to sexualy harass Harley Quinn. (I've only knew him through the Batman Cartoon)
After reading the original Creeper origin story, I've been wondering if Steve Ditko was inspired by the young Jack Nicholson who was known for his leering smile and creepy characters early in his career. Near the end of the origin story there's a scene where he's got the boss criminal so terrified and hysterical that he's screaming and waving a gun as The Creeper stalks him. Amidst all his constant laughter, The Creeper asks: "GEE MISTER, YOU DON'T SEEM TO LIKE ME. IS IT MY OUTFIT? THAT REALLY HURTS MY FEELINGS." Very Nicholson!
Brandon Hart
I would love to see the Creeper on one of the Arrowverse shows.
Eh, I prefer the origin story of "Yellow Skinned Wacky Man."
He's hilarious and needs to be shown more. I mean he was a member of the Justice League Unlimited. But only the guy from the new Batman adventures can voice him, the one from Batman the brave and the bold sucked.
Is this a joke
I never knew he was a hero, I always thought he was a villain.  Good to know.
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.....Still waiting for taskmaster.
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His episode is hands down one of my favorite Bat TAS episodes I was in stitches the entire time.
Ava Tarkanian
No I'm not a fan
Jw Smith
It's like Captain America... but like, in a terrible way.
Kay Haven
The Creeper is a cool character. I believe he makes an appearance on Justice League Unlimited in the last episode.
He is a villain
I don't know why but I loved that catchphrase "ok I love you bye bye" XD
Jason Dominick
the recon reminds me more of Freakazoid
darlene canfield
top 10 creeper its  so  good
It's yellow skinned wacky man!
Jeff DiLoreto
Love the creeper...that's a command and a statement...LOVE HIM!!!
prince spruv
they should retcon him again in the new 52 he could easily be DC comics's answer to Deadpool since he can funny and he's also insane he can break the 4th wall and talk to readers and be self aware that he's a comic book character
Thomas O
Suicide Squad Please!!!
Great Value Bleach
" Drum roll please... I SAID DRUM ROLL PLEASE!!! "
Jeff Rosenberg
origin much like Capt America
Kevin Espinal
That's a hero movie I would love to watch