Real Name: Unrevealed
Identity/Class: Extradimensional (Earth-57780)
Occupation: Thief, briefly bounty hunter
Group Membership: None
Enemies: Spider-Man (Peter Parker), Spider-Woman (Jessica Drew) (all Earth-57780)
Known Relatives: None
Base of Operations: New York, USA (Earth-57780)
First Appearance: Spidey Super Stories#47/2
Powers/Abilities: Wearing a formal suit and
top hat, Stilt Man was a daring and very skilled stilt walker. He
greatly enjoyed stealing (particularly cash) using his stilts. He used his stilts to hit opponents and smash windows.
(by approximation, without stilts)
(Spidey Super Stories#47/2 (fb) - BTS) - Stilt Man
broke into several tall buildings via the roof. In response, Daily
Bugle newspaper editor J. Jonah Jameson (incorrectly) accused Spider-Man
of the crimes and offered a cash bounty for his capture.
(Spidey Super Stories#47/2) - After robbing a bank
tower at night-time using his stilts, walking along rooftops, Stilt Man saw a billboard
announcing the Daily Bugle's bounty. Satisfied Spider-Man had been
wrongfully blamed for Stilt Man's crimes, he nevertheless coveted the
cash reward and the next day soon found Spider-Man in a web hammock suspended
between buildings. Despite triggering Spidey's spider-sense, Stilt Man
caught him and dragged him toward a police station. Thinking Spider-Man
was the crook due to incorrect news, Spider-Woman found the two and
tackled the hero. Stilt Man watched and hoped to catch both spider
heroes, attacking Spider-Woman after she knocked out Spider-Man.
Realizing her mistake and with Spider-Man's fast recovery, the two heroes
joined forces and toppled the thief. Defiant, Spider-Man webbed Stilt
Man to the billboard and left him there without his stilts.
Comments: Created by Jim Salicrup &/or Steven Grant (writer), Win Mortimer (pencils), Ricardo Villamonte (inks).
Despite the similar name (missing the hyphen), this does not appear to be the Earth-57780 counterpart to Earth-616's Stilt-Man (Wilbur Day).
His stilts seemed to sometimes vary in length, so maybe he did have minor extendable leg extensions.
Profile by Grendel Prime.
Stilt Man of Earth-57780 has no known connections to:
Spidey Super Stories#47, p7 (main image)
p9, pan4 (headshot)
Spidey Super Stories#47/2 (July, 1980) - Jim Salicrup &/or Steven Grant (writer), Win Mortimer (pencils), Ricardo Villamonte (inks), Deborah November & Anita Malnig (editors)
First posted: 04/08/18
Last updated: 04/08/18
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