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Jack Ryder
Real name: Jack Ryder


Investigative Reporter

Base of Operations:

Gotham City


Hair: Black
Height: 6ft
Weight: 194lb
First Appearance: Showcase #73 (March 1968)

Voice Actor:

James Horan



Jack Ryder is an investigative reporter turned controversial talk show host, well-known for his aggressive manner and his determination to get to the truth. What his viewers don't realize is that he's also the Creeper, a garishly-colored vigilante who Ryder can, with effort, turn into at will - although at that point the Creeper's manic personality takes over. The Creeper is usually on the side of good, and just barely on the side of sanity.


Incident ReportsEdit

After Arkham OriginsEdit

After the credits, Jack Ryder can be heard interviewing with Dean Snyder and Quincy Sharp.

Arkham Asylum IncidentEdit

After Jack Ryder found out about the Arkham incident he went on air. He then soon said that Batman was in Arkham Asylum. Joker soon sent out a video chat that Ryder then put on his show. Jack then wanted to see what was going on for himself. Hours past and he soon thought that Batman was dead. He went to see what was going on and found out Batman was alive. Joker now full of Titan yelled at him and with Batman using this for a upper hand. Jack happily said that Joker was beaten and Batman has saved Arkham.

After Arkham Asylum IncidentEdit

When Jack hears about Hugo's plan to construct Arkham City, he starts to look in Hugo Strange's past activites.

Arkham City IncidentEdit

While Bruce Wayne was at a press confrence supporting the close of Arkham City, TYGER operatives under the order of Hugo Strange attack the rally. Ryder was thrown into Arkham City with Bruce Wayne. As he, Wayne, and another political prisoner entered they are quickly attacked by the inmates. While the political prisoner is killed, Jack himself begins to get brutally beaten by one inmate. Bruce saves him, only to be clubbed to the ground. Some time later, he is attacked by several other inmates and interrogated by one of the inmates to know where Bruce Wayne is hiding. After Batman defeated them, Jack hid in the alleyway. He then told Batman that he was looking into Hugo Strange's suspicious activites. The next time Batman see Jack, is when Deadshot is about to kill him. Batman saves him and he then retreats into the church. Ryder is revealed to have also seen the killer known as the "Identity Thief" when Batman finds him. He says that it was Bruce Wayne (which Batman insists is crazy) but Ryder says that being in Arkham City must have driven Wayne mad. (The killer is revealed to be Hush later).


Arkham Knight IncidentEdit

Like all of the people of Gotham, Jack Ryder has evacuated from the city.

Psychological ProfileEdit


Real Name: Jack Ryder

Batman's Datebase ProfileEdit


Dr. Hugo StrangeEdit


  • Determined reporter
  • Known for his aggressive pursuit of stories
  • Famous for his controversial talk show
  • Secret identity as his alter ego, the Creeper
  • Nano-cell solution grants superhuman abilities
    • Super-human strength, stamina & reflexes
    • Regenerative healing factor
    • Super-sonic screams



  • Jack Ryder can be heard giving a report on the situation on Arkham Island over a security guard's radio set in the Utility Corridor of the Intensive Treatment Center. This radio is the solution to one of the Riddler's puzzles; solving it unlocks Ryder's character bio. The report is only played after Batman speaks to Officer North in the Lobby.
  • After saving Ryder the first time, you will notice the cuts and wounds on his face from the inmates. But when he retreats to the church after Deadshot's failed assassination attempt, they are noticiably gone. This is most likely due to Ryder's healing factor.
  • It is unknown if Ryder will turn into his alter-ego, the Creeper, though it does state he can in his Arkham Asylum bio and is cited in a conversation between Vicki Vale and Mayor Quincy Sharp.
  • In his Batman: Arkham Asylum bio picture, he is wearing red, green, and yellow. The main colors of his alter-ego, the Creeper.

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