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Real Name: Callie Ryan

Identity/Class: Human technology user

Occupation: Criminal

Group Membership: Masters of Evil (Arcade, Armadillo, Batroc the Leaper, Bi-Beast, Black Talon, Brothers Grimm, Carrion, Coachwhip, Constrictor, Crossfire, Diablo, Firebrand (Dennison), Griffin, Ironclad, Killer Shrike, Lascivious, Letha, Madame Masque, Madcap, Ox (of China Force), Pink Pearl, Princess Python, Ringer, Scarecrow, Squid, Taskmaster, Thunderball, Tiger Shark, Vector, Vengeance (Kowalski), Whiplash (Vanko), X-Ray, others);
formerly Villains for Hire

Affiliations: Abyss, Avalanche, Batroc the Leaper, Bombshell, Bushmaster, Chance, Crossfire, Croupier, Death Stalker, Max Fury, Daniel Gump, Headhunter, Man-Ape, Mole Man, Moloids, Monster (Brady Breidl), Nightshade, Purple Man, Shocker (Herman Schultz), Sidewinder (Gregory Bryan), Speed Demon, Squirrel Girl, Taskmaster, Claire Temple, Tiger Shark, Trapster

Enemies: Daredevil (Matt Murdock), Deadpool (Wade Wilson), Domino (Neena Thurman), Gambit, Heroes for Hire (Black Panther/T'Challa, Silver Sable), Misty Knight, Paladin), Joelle, Puppet Master, Slug (Ulysses X. Lugman), Squirrel Girl clone (Allene Green), Secret Avengers (Black Ant, Black Widow/Natasha Romanova, Hawkeye/Clint Barton, Valkyrie/Brunnhilde, Venom/Flash Thompson), Secret Avengers (Black Widow, Phil Coulson, Nick Fury Jr., Hawkeye), Spider-Man (Miles Morales), Spider-Man (Peter Parker), Spider-Man (Otto Octavius), John Steele

Known Relatives: None

Aliases: Stilt-Girl, Stilt-Man, Stilt-Woman

Base of Operations: New York City, USA

First Appearance: Amazing Spider-Man I#611 (January, 2010)

Powers/Abilities: Much like the original Stilt-Man (or the other Stilt-Men), Lady Stilt-Man possesses body armor and hydraulic stilts that can extend for undetermined lengths, propelling her into the air and allowing her to stomp on the ground really hard. Her stilts are especially bendy.


(Amazing Spider-Man I#611) - Lady Stilt-Man grew weary of hearing Spider-Man whine about Wednesdays while she tried to entangle him in her stilts. She screamed her name repeatedly, saying it was an homage to the original Stilt-Man and that she planned to usher in a new age of crime. As Spider-Man kept taunting her, she fought through a face full of webbing and stuck her foot in a giant high heel (that had been on a shoe truck). This knocked her off-balance and she fell on her face when her other leg landed in an open sewer hole (prepared by Deadpool). As Lady Stilt-Man wailed in shame, Spider-Man and Deadpool began fighting, leaving her behind.

(Many Loves of Spider-Man#1/3) - Spider-Man webbed Lady Stilt-Man to the wall after a second heist.

(Villains for Hire#0.1 (fb) - BTS) - Using the name Stilt-Man at times, Lady Stilt-Man was hired by Sidewinder (Gregory Bryan) to steal several pieces of rare art and take them to the subways, where she would pass them off to her allies, the Moloids.

(Villains for Hire#0.1) - When Silver Sable flew by on mechanical wings, Stilt-Man punched her from the air then went rushing off for the subway. Black Panther tracked her there and called her Stilt-Man, which she said she could go by since it was the 21st Century. She held him off with a series of powerful kicks, smashing windows and putting the civilians at risk, but he still defeated her. Before she fell unconscious, she stopped the subway and tossed the container to the Moloids. 

(Villains for Hire#2) - Misty Knight hired Lady Stilt-Man and Speed Demon to join her team with Tiger Shark, Bombshell, Nightshade, and Crossfire, to battle operatives of Purple Man and Headhunter, including Bushmaster, the female Death-Stalker, and Monster. Lady Stilt-Man fought Bushmaster angrily, and soon Speed Demon escaped with the acquired Adamantium chips. 

(Villains for Hire#3) - Purple Man sent Tiger Shark, Shocker, Avalanche, Monster, Bombshell, Scourge, Death-Stalker, and Bushmaster to Misty's headquarters, where Lady Stilt-Man, Crossfire, Speed Demon, and the new Man-Ape. During the massive fight, they convinced Lady Stilt-Man and Man-Ape to join Purple Man's side; Crossfire was shot down, and Tiger Shark savagely ripped off Misty's cybernetic arm. Purple Man and Headhunter revealed themselves just as they learned Puppet Master was behind Misty's actions. 

(Villains for Hire#4) - Puppet Master briefly asserted control of the villains, but Purple Man and Headhunter countered them. The villains savagely battled, but Lady Stilt-Man escaped.

(X-Men III#38) - While at the Croupier's criminal casino, Lady Stilt-Man was swiftly knocked out by an attacking Daredevil and Domino.

(Secret Avengers I#29) - Lady Stilt-Man joined the Masters of Evil alongside hundreds of members in Bagalia. They attacked John Steele on behalf of Max Fury; Steele later died.

(Secret Avengers I#30) - The Masters of Evil were taken over by the Abyss, who sought to spread them to the outside world.

(Secret Avengers I#31) - The Abyss-possessed villains moved to Bagalia's borders as the Secret Avengers tried to stop them.

(Secret Avengers I#32) - The Abyss was vanquished and the Avengers let the villains go free, having no authority in Bagalia.

(Gambit IV#9) - Lady Stilt-Man was among the villains at a night club who fought Gambit and Joelle when they caused a scene.

(Secret Avengers II#2) - Lady Stilt-Man was among the villains of Bagalia who battled the Secret Avengers, who sought to free Taskmaster.

(Deadpool V#10) - Precognitive Daniel Gump hired Batroc the Leaper, Chance, Trapster, Taskmaster, and Lady Stilt-Man to protect him from Deadpool and Spider-Man (Otto Octavius). Deadpool blew up her legs, then captured her and the other criminals and killed Gump.


(Unbeatable Squirrel Girl Beats Up the Marvel Universe#1 - BTS) - Stilt-Man was among the villains defeated by the clone of Squirrel Girl (Allene Green) and confined in the Negative Zone.

(Captain America: Sam Wilson I#16) - Lady Stilt-Man heard a sex video of her had gone viral and her family had seen it, then she injured herself in a fall. While getting treated by Claire Temple, Callie Ryan called Misty Knight, who soon exposed the Slug as the man behind the videos; he'd been using LMDs. Lady Stilt-Man was soon back to robbing banks.

(Despicable Deadpool I#297) – Aboard the Queen Kathleen ship, Deadpool stole twenty million from vacationing criminals. Stilt-Man and Lady Stilt-Man tried to stop him from getting away, but he broke their stilts in multiple places.

(Marvel Voices Infinity Comic#18) - Lady Stilt-Man robbed a bank and took hostages, but she was defeated by Spider-Man (Miles Morales).

Comments: Created by Joe Kelly (writer) and Eric Canete (art).

Her real name was revealed in Captain America: Sam Wilson I#16.

Profile by Chadman.

Lady Stilt-Man is loosely connected to, but should not be confused with

And should not be confused with

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Amazing Spider-Man I#611, p9, pan2 (main)
Many Loves of Spider-Man#1, p37, pan1 (2nd)

Amazing Spider-Man I#611 (January, 2010)  - Joe Kelly (writer), Eric Canete (penciler/inker), Stephen Wacker (editor)
Many Loves of Spider-Man#1/3 (July, 2010) - Roger Stern (writer), Ron Frenz (penciler), Victor Olazaba (inker), Tom Brennan, Jody LeHeup (editors)
Villains for Hire 0.1 (December, 2011) - Dan Abnett, Andy Lanning (writers), Renato Arlem (penciler/inker), Bill Rosemann (editor)
Villains for Hire I#2-4 (March-May, 2012) - Dan Abnett, Andy Lanning (writers), Renato Arlem (penciler/inker), Bill Rosemann (editor)
X-Men III#38 (2012) - Seth Peck (writer), Paul Azaceta (penciler/inker), Jeanine Schaefer (editor)
Secret Avengers I#29-32 (2012) - Rick Remender (writer), Matteo Scalera (penciler/inker), Tom Brevoort (editor)
Gambit IV#9 (2013) - James Asmus (writer), Clay Mann (penciler/inker), Seth Mann, Allen Martinez (inkers), Daniel Ketchum (editor)
Secret Avengers II#2 (2013) - Nick Spencer (writer), Luke Ross (artist), Tom Brevoort (editor)
Deadpool V#10 (2013) - Brian Posehn, Gerry Duggan (writers), Mike Hawthorne (penciler/inker), Jordan White (editor)
Unbeatable Squirrel Girl Beats Up the Marvel Universe#1 (December, 2016) - Ryan North (writer), Erica Henderson (penciler), Tom Fowler (inker), Wil Moss (editor)
Captain America: Sam Wilson I#16 (December, 2016) - Nick Spencer (writer), Angel Unzueta, Szymon Kudranski (artists), Tom Brevoort (editor)
Despicable Deadpool I#297 (May, 2018) - Gerry Duggan (writer), Matteo Lolli (artist), Jordan White (editor)
Marvel Voices Infinity Comic#18 (September, 2022) - Mohale Mashigo (writer), Julian Shaw (artist), Lauren Amaro (editor)

First posted: 02/13/2011
Last updated: 01/03/2023

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