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Normally I hate the way some writters pick up their ball and leave never letting other people write a character they invented...

But almost anyone other that Steve Ditko and the results with the Creeper are just god awful...



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Date: 2009-03-14 12:08 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] menagerie.insanejournal.com
And I do like that, I just think the 90's Creeper was well done, if disturbing.

Date: 2009-03-14 01:07 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] creeper_lady.insanejournal.com
Yeah I liked the 90's series even if a few of the issues were a bit weak. They played up the psychological aspect well and they made Ryder a much more sympathetic guy, the trouble was they made The Creeper part of his character a bit too whacked out and bizarre considering Ditko's original was more of a ghoulish act (though with that costume you can certainly see why the idea of insanity goes hand in hand with many peoples thoughts on the character).

That said they tried to tie up the conflicting continuity that had built up over time and really tried to place Proteus more firmly in the role of arch enemy. I would have liked to see where the series could have gone after Ryder had reconciled with his other half or even if he would still view the Creeper as another half (it was suggested that he didn't actually have a second personality).
Either way it was a yet another version of the Creeper that was subsequently discarded amongst the continual mangling of the original.

Date: 2009-03-15 02:32 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] psychop_rex.insanejournal.com
I don't think it's all that big of a leap from 'acts like he's crazy and enjoys it' to 'actually crazy'. Anyway, it's not like this happened all at once - I'm pretty sure the whole 'Creeper being crazy' thing was gradually introduced over several decades worth of stories, so you can view it as character development, if you like. Anyway, he's cool, whether crazy or not. Anyone who has the chutzpah (not sure if I'm spelling that right) to leap around Gotham wearing almost nothing except striped briefs and a throw rug on his back HAS to be cool.

Date: 2009-03-15 07:15 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] psychop_rex.insanejournal.com
I would argue that psychotic is merely an advanced form of crazy. Nonetheless, I wouldn't call the Creeper 'psychotic' - quite possibly insane, yes, but not psychotic. The Joker is psychotic; Creeper is merely eccentric to the point of lunacy and with (to quote Jim Carrey) a 'SERIOUS impulse control problem'.

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