Characters : Stilt-Man
Stretch legs up to 250 feet, legs unaffected by webbing. Walk at approximately 30 miles per hour.
Battle suit with extendable legs
Despite his scientific intelligence and battle suit, his fighting abilities are extremely limited and he is regarded as a low threat villain. Suit requires recharge of 16 hours after 24 hours of use.
Stiltman uses an armored battlesuit that allows him to extend his hydraulic stilt-legs up to 290 feet and also gives him enhanced strength (approximately 10-fold)...He occaisionally uses his legs to ram people and objects...Also, there is a special coating on his legs that prevents Spider-man's webbing from sticking to them. He still maintains a strong intelligence level from his scientist days.
Approximately 10 times normal human when in suit (press 1500 lbs).
Suit can be used as battering ram. It also contains gas grenades.
Known to the public.
Emissaries of Evil
Wilbur Day worked at Kaxton Industries as a scientist. After he became disgruntled with his job, he decided to steal the company's hydraulic ramming device. He used this ramming device to create a suit of armor that allowed him to start a life of crime. The ramming device was attached to stilts, and this let Stiltman propel through walls and stun opponents while staying protected by his armor.
Stilt man's crime career began as revenge against his former employer. In addition to the Stiltman persona, he even tried sueing the company with Matt Murdock as his lawyer. Eventually, it was uncovered that he and the person who robbed his company were the same. After this, Stilt man became a criminal for hire. After early bouts with Daredevil, Captain America and Thor, the Stiltman becomes a bit of a joke of a villain. In recent appearances, he is used mainly for comic relief, since the idea of extending legs is certainly not threatening to anyone.
In the Spider-man/ Daredevil series in 2001, there was a revamp to try and make stilt man a bit darker and more intimidating. However, in his last appearance in a Spidey comic, Spider-man easily takes care of Stiltman on his way to stop a more intimidating team up of Shocker and Hydro Man. As long as someone needs a cheap for hire criminal with little to no fighting skills, there will be room for the stilt man!
Stiltman has since been killed by the Punisher.
|Jun 1965||App: Daredevil (Vol.1) #8|
|Mar 1967||App: Daredevil (Vol.1) #26|
|Apr 1967||App: Daredevil (Vol.1) #27|
|Year 1967||App: Daredevil (Vol.1) Annual #1|
|Jan 1969||App: Daredevil (Vol.1) #48|
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Some of the above information is extracted from the various versions of the Official Handbook to the Marvel Universe and the more recent Marvel Encyclopaedias.