In: Characters
 Posted: 2005
 Staff: Andrew Lynagh (E-Mail)
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5' 6"


150 lbs


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.

Strength Level:

Approximately 10 times normal human when in suit (press 1500 lbs).


Suit can be used as battering ram. It also contains gas grenades.



Created By:

Stan Lee, Wally Wood

Current Occupation:


Dual Identity:

Known to the public.



Former Groups:

Emissaries of Evil

Former Occupation:


Legal Status:

Released Prisoner.

Major Enemies:

Daredevil, Spider-Man

Marital Status:


Place of Birth:


Real Name:

Wilbur Day


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.

Image Gallery


Cover Date Appearance Information
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
Aug 1970 App: Daredevil (Vol.1) #67
Aug 1973 App: Daredevil (Vol.1) #102
Nov 1975 App: Captain America (Vol. 1) #191
Aug 1976 App: Black Goliath #4
Date TBD App: The Champions #11
Mar 1977 App: The Champions #12
Feb 1978 App: Thor (Vol. 1) #268
Mar 1978 App: Thor (Vol. 1) #269
Apr 1978 App: Thor (Vol. 1) #270
Date TBD App: Daredevil (Vol.1) #186
Feb 1983 App: Amazing Spider-Man (Vol. 1) #237
Date TBD App: Iron Man #225
Date TBD BTS: Iron Man #226
Date TBD BTS: Iron Man #228
Aug 1989 App: Sensational She-Hulk #4
Jan 1990 App: Fantastic Four (Vol. 1) #336
Year 1990 App: Avengers (Vol. 1) Annual #19
Mar 1992 App: Marvel Comics Presents #97
Jan 1993 App: Captain America (Vol. 1) #411
Feb 1993 App: Captain America (Vol. 1) #412
Mar 1993 App: Captain America (Vol. 1) #413
Jun 1993 App: Daredevil (Vol.1) #317
Jul 1993 App: Daredevil (Vol.1) #318
Apr 1996 App: Avengers Unplugged #4
Aug 1996 BTS: Spectacular Spider-Man (Vol. 1) #237
Date TBD App: Cable #56
Jul 1998 App: Daredevil (Vol.1) #377
Aug 1998 App: Daredevil (Vol.1) #378
Jan 2001 App: Spider-Man/Daredevil: Unusual Suspects #1
Feb 2001 App: Spider-Man/Daredevil: Unusual Suspects #2
Mar 2001 App: Spider-Man/Daredevil: Unusual Suspects #3
Feb 2003 App: Peter Parker: Spider-Man (Vol. 2) #51

Thanks To

 The assistance of the Marvel Chronology Project is gratefully acknowledged.

 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.

 In: Characters
 Posted: 2005
 Staff: Andrew Lynagh (E-Mail)