Beware the Creeper

 BET0   (DC, 1968-1969)

©1968 National Periodical Publications, Inc. (DC)

First appearing in 1968’s Showcase #73, the Creeper soon moved into this solo series. The Creeper’s true identity was Jack Ryder, a security agent. While searching for a kidnapped scientist, he was forced to don an impromptu costume and infiltrate a costume party. Once there, he located the scientist, but was stabbed by the kidnappers in the process. The scientist gave Ryder an injection which gave him super-strength, and also implanted a “molecular rearranger” in his body. This device, when triggered by a special activator attached to his wristwatch, makes the Creeper’s costume appear and disappear.

These new abilities, of course, made the Creeper a natural super-hero. Looking a bit demented in his costume, Ryder also cultivated a maniacal laugh which made him all the more terrifying to criminals. However, it also led many to consider him a criminal.

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#1

  6/1/1968
  $0.12
  $155.00
7 copies available from $29.40
1st appearance of the Terror (Forbes); Death of Hack Axeley; 2nd appearance of Creeper; Sergius O’Shaugnessy pen name for Denny O’NeilDenny O’Neil, Steve DitkoSteve Ditko, Henry Boltinoff

#2

  8/1/1968
  $0.12
  $73.00
9 copies available from $5.25
1st appearance of Proteus (Remington Cord); Sergius O’Shaugnessy pen name for Denny O’NeilDenny O’Neil, Steve DitkoSteve Ditko

#3

  10/1/1968
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  $40.00
8 copies available from $7.05
1st appearance of Remington Percival ’’Rip’’ CordDenny O’NeilSteve Ditko

#4

  12/1/1968
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  $51.00
6 copies available from $9.10
1st appearance of Yogi Bizerk; 1st appearance of Bulldog Bird; 1st appearance of Sumo (servant of Proteus); Includes The Wonderful World of Comics #5Denny O’NeilSteve Ditko

#5

  2/1/1969
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  $50.00
8 copies available from $2.50
Death of Sumo (servant of Proteus); ID of Proteus revealed as Rip Cord; Includes The Wonderful World of Comics #8Denny O’NeilSteve Ditko

#6

  4/1/1969
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  $65.00
5 copies available from $8.00
Final Issue; No credits listed on issue; Includes The Wonderful World of Comics #10Denny O’NeilSteve Ditko, Jack Sparling