Unofficial Chronology CREEPER II [Jack Ryder]
 Created by Steve Ditko


Character Chronology Index

Below is the definitive list of appearances of Creeper in chronological order. Flashback sequences or story entries will be followed by a [Flashback] note. Stories that for some reason are no longer part of current continuity will have a comment saying this in a note following the entry.

Follow the links for a complete index of the issue, including story and creator info as well as full character chronology and in some cases story synopses.

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Creeper Chronology

Showcase #73 (March-April 1968): "The Coming of the Creeper"
Beware the Creeper #1 (May-June 1968): "Where Lurks the Menace?"
Beware the Creeper #2 (July-August 1968): "The Many Faces of Proteus"
Beware the Creeper #3 (September-October 1968): "The Isle of Fear"
Brave and the Bold #80 (October-November 1968): "And Hellgrammite Is His Name"
Beware the Creeper #4 (November-December 1968): "Which Face Hides My Enemy?"
Beware the Creeper #5 (January-February 1969): "The Color of Rain Is Death"
Beware the Creeper #6 (March-April 1969): "A Time To Die"
Justice League of America #70 (March 1969): "Versus the Creeper!"
Detective Comics #418 (December 1971): "And Be a Villain"
Detective Comics #445 (February-March 1975): "Break-In at the Big House" [As Jack Ryder]
Detective Comics #447 (May 1975): "Enter: The Creeper"
Detective Comics #448 (June 1975): "Bedlam Beneath the Big Top"
Joker #3 (September-October 1975): "The Last Ha Ha"
First Issue Special #7 (October 1975): "Menace of the Human Firefly"
Super-Team Family #2 (December 1975-January 1976): "Showdown in San Lorenzo"
Adventure Comics #445/2 (May-June 1976): "Deadly Medicine"
Adventure Comics #446/2 (July-August 1976): "Mind Over Murder"
Adventure Comics #447/2 (September-October 1976): "Death Walk"
Teen Titans Vol. 1 #46 (February 1977): "The Fiddler's Concert of Crime" [As Jack Ryder]
Secret Society of Super-Villains #9 (September 1977): "Turnabout Is Unfair Play"
Secret Society of Super-Villains #10 (October 1977): "Triumph and Treachery"
World's Finest Comics #249/3 (February-March 1978): "Moon Lady and the Monster"
World's Finest Comics #250 (April-May 1978): "The Reality War"
World's Finest Comics #250/2 (April-May 1978): "Return of the Past"
Showcase #100 (May 1978): "There Shall Come a Gathering"
World's Finest Comics #251/3 (June-July 1978): "The Disruptor"
World's Finest Comics #252/3 (August-September 1978): "The Keeper of Secrets Is Death"
Brave and the Bold #143 (September-October 1978): "Cast the First Stone"
World's Finest Comics #253/3 (October-November 1978): "The Wrecker"
World's Finest Comics #254/3 (December 1978-January 1979): "Beware Mr. Wrinkles"
World's Finest Comics #255/3 (February-March 1979): "Furious Fran and the Dagger Lady"
Cancelled Comic Cavalcade #2/9 (fall 1978): "Enter Doctor Storme"
Brave and the Bold #178 (September 1981): "Paperchase"
Flash Vol. 1 #318/2 (February 1983): "New Hopes, New Fears"
Flash Vol. 1 #319/2 (March 1983): "Turnabout Is Deadly Play"
Flash Vol. 1 #320/2 (April 1983): "I Gave Him Everything He Ever Wanted"
Flash Vol. 1 #321/2 (May 1983): "Playgrounds"
Flash Vol. 1 #322/2 (June 1983): "Ye Who Enter Here"
Flash Vol. 1 #323/2 (July 1983): "All-Demons Adieu"
Action Comics #563 (January 1985): "Black Beauty" [As Jack Ryder]
Red Tornado #3 (September 1985): "The Eye of the Storm"
Blue Devil Annual #1 (1985): "The Day All Hell Broke Loose"
Crisis on Infinite Earths #5 (August 1985): "Worlds in Limbo"
DC Comics Presents #88 (December 1985): "Prophecy of the Demon-Plague"
Crisis on Infinite Earths #9 (December 1985): "War Zone"
Crisis on Infinite Earths #10 (January 1986): "Death at the Dawn of Time!"
Justice League #2 (June 1987): "Make War No More!" [As Jack Ryder]
Justice League #5 (September 1987): "Gray Life Gray Dreams"
Justice League #6 (October 1987): "Massacre In Gray"
Justice League International Vol. 1 #7 (November 1987): "Justice League... International!"
Justice League International Vol. 1 #8 (December 1987): "Moving Day" [As Jack Ryder]
Millennium #8 (February 1988): "The Rising and Advancing of Ten Spirits"
Invasion! #2 (1988): "Invasion! Book Two: Battleground Earth"
Invasion! #3 (1988): "Invasion! Book Three: World Without Heroes"
Batman Annual #13 (1989): "Faces" [As Jack Ryder]
Action Comics #668 (August 1991): [26] "The Ghost of Luthor" [As Jack Ryder]
Eclipso: The Darkness Within #1 (July 1992): "All Men Make Faults"
Eclipso: The Darkness Within #2 (October 1992): "Brilliant Men"
Eclipso #3 (January 1993): "War Party"
Eclipso #4 (February 1993): "Under Attack"
Eclipso #5 (March 1993): "Torture Chamber"
Eclipso #6 (April 1993): "See How They Run!"
Showcase '93 #12/3 (December 1993): "A Cold Night in Hell"
Eclipso #11 (September 1993): "A Call to Arms"
Eclipso #12 (October 1993): "Scramble"
Eclipso #13 (November 1993): "Hour of Darkness"
Creeper #1 (December 1997): "Screaming To Get Out"
Creeper #2 (January 1998): "Shadow In The Mirror"
Creeper #3 (February 1998): "Straitjacket"
Creeper #4 (March 1998): "Past Tension"
Creeper #5 (April 1998): "Walking Wounded"
Creeper #6 (May 1998): "Faust Food"
Creeper #7 (June 1998): "Madhouse"
Creeper #8 (July 1998): "He Who Laughs Last"
Creeper #9 (August 1998): "Mental Block"
Creeper #10 (September 1998): "Split Decision"
Creeper #11 (October 1998): "Mass Hysteria"
Creeper #1,000,000 (November 1998): "Insanitation"
JLA #27 (March 1999): "The Bigger They Come..."
Superboy Vol. 3 #65 (August 1999): "Hyper-Tension!, Epilogue: Out of Hyper-Time!"
JLA #38 (February 2000): "World War Three, Part 3"
Sins of Youth: Kid Flash/Impulse #1 (May 2000): "Media Blitz" [As Jack Ryder]
Justice Leagues: Justice League of Amazons #1 (March 2001): "Justice Leagues, Part II: Jungle Work"
Action Comics #775 (March 2001): [13] "What's So Funny About Truth, Justice & The American Way?" [As Jack Ryder]
Superman: Metropolis #1 (April 2003): "Welcome to the City of Tomorrow" [As Jack Ryder]
Superman: Metropolis #2 (May 2003): "Love Springs Eternal" [As Jack Ryder]
Superman: Metropolis #3 (June 2003): "Purpose"
Superman Vol. 2 #192 (June 2003): "Patronymic" [As Jack Ryder]
Superman: Metropolis #5 (August 2003): "Small Favors" [As Jack Ryder]
Action Comics #809 (January 2004): "Creeping Death" [As Jack Ryder]
Action Comics #815 (July 2004): "Superman vs Gog: End Times" [As Jack Ryder]
Action Comics #817 (September 2004): "Weapons of Revelation" [As Jack Ryder]
Action Comics #820 (December 2004): "Wail of the Banshee"
Action Comics #822 (February 2005): "Repo-Man Part One" [As Jack Ryder]
Villains United: Infinite Crisis Special #1 (June 2006): "A Hero Dies But One"
52 #26 (January 2007): "Halfway House" [As Jack Ryder]
Batman #651 (May 2006): "Face the Face, Part 2" [As Jack Ryder]
Detective Comics #820 (August 2006): "Face the Face, Part 7" [As Jack Ryder]
Detective Comics #820/2 (August 2006): "The Crime File of Jason Bard" [As Jack Ryder]
52 Aftermath: The Four Horsemen #1 (October 2007): "Resurrection" [As Jack Ryder]
Green Lantern Vol. 4 #25 (January 2008): "Sinestro Corps: Birth of the Black Lantern"
Reign in Hell #1 (September 2008): "Sundered Dominion"


It is currently uncertain where these stories fit into the character's internal chronology.

Armageddon: Inferno #1 (April 1992): "Seeds of Doom"
Armageddon: Inferno #4 (July 1992): "The Gathering of Heroes"
Justice League International Vol. 1 #24/2 (February 1989): "Across a Crowded Room..."
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