Daredevil #8

    Daredevil » Daredevil #8 - The Stiltman Cometh! released by Marvel on June 1, 1965.

    Short summary describing this issue.

    No recent wiki edits to this page.

    Attaching a bomb to a runaway car, the Stiltman uses this as a decoy to distract Daredevil and the NYPD away from the fact that he is robbing a security helicopter on the other side of town.  Daredevil drives the runaway car into the river but cannot prevent the Stiltman's robbery.

    Talking with Karen about the incident later, Karen tells Matt about an eye surgeon who she thinks could heal Matt.  Matt is very tempted by this, thinking how he would like to see his secretary.  They are interrupted by a new client, Wilbur Day, who has come to see Matt regarding the fact that the company he works for, Kaxton Industries, has stolen his designs for hydraulic lifts.  Matt confronts Kaxton about this but Kaxton responds that Day should sue him in court if he feels aggrieved. 

    Day feels that Matt should trespass on Kaxton's property to find out the truth of what Kaxton is doing.  At this point, Kaxton turns up at Nelson and Murdock and complains that it is he who in fact invented the lifts.  Trying to establish the truth, Matt listens in to both men, using their pulse rates to try to determine which is lying but it is too hard to distinguish as both become more heated in their argument.

    Changing to his Daredevil costume, Matt chases Kaxton after he leaves the office but is knocked by his car into an open manhole.  After struggling out, Matt is alerted to the presence of the Stiltman nearby.  Attacking him, DD tries to climb one of Stiltman's legs, the Stiltman greases it and Matt slides down into the river, whilst the villian escapes.

    Having lost Stiltman and with Day in tow, Matt visits Kaxton's estate, outside of which they find the Stiltman's hollow metal legs.  Kaxton suddently appears and confronts the duo with a gun.  Suddenly though, Day attacks Kaxton, knocking him out.  He then turns on Matt who pretends to be knocked unconscious by Day's blow.  Day then reveals his true purpose - he is the one who stole Kaxton's designs and is at the estate to steal an experimental molecular condensor.

    Having found the device, Day attaches the legs and begins to make his escape. firing the condensor at DD as he gives chase.  As he closes in on Day, Matt uses his billy club cable to swing the condensor to face his foe and thus Stiltman manages to shrink himself.  In fact, Day appears to evaporate altogether.

    Meeting with Foggy, Karen and Kaxton, Matt reveals that Day will not be sueing Kaxton.  Karen then asks Matt if he will proceed with the eye operation.  When he tells her he thinks it is too risky, Karen becomes upset, complaining he is a coward, scared of love and runs away.



    none of this issue.


    none of this issue.


    none of this issue.


    none of this issue.


    none of this issue.

    Story Arcs

    none of this issue.

    User reviews Add new review

    5 (0)
    4 (0)
    3 (3)
    2 (0)
    1 (0)
    3.2 stars

    Average score of 3 user reviews

    Fun But Not Essential 0

    In this issue Daredevil faces one of his many underwhelming foes, Stilt-Man. Stilt man is kind of like Doc Ock, except instead of four flexible additional appendages, he only has two that take the place of his legs, and they're not even flexible, so how he manages to walk is a bit of a mystery.That's not the only mystery here - the identity of the Stilt-Man is supposed to be the real mystery here, though it's pretty obvious to all but the least astute readers. A bigger question is why he bother...

    1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

    Stilts Of Death 0

     I have always wondered how a guy who is on stilts could give DD a run for his money?  I would not expect him to show up in todays books. Then again the same could be said for a lot of Silver age villains. However for his time, Stilt Man turned out to be pretty cool.  He is all defense though. Not a whole heck of a lot of offensive capabilities.   The way he is dispatched at the end has to be one of the strangest for the title.  I kind of liked it. As well as the battle that preceeded it.  Thank...

    1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

    dmstarz's favourite marvel comic cover no182 0

    Time for a golden oldie featuring one of Daredevil's first foes, Stilt-man. Classic artist Wally Wood, I believe produced this image and I love the sense of perspective on the cover. The long metal legs reaching up into the sky with the small body atop and Daredevil falling, falling. Today, Stilt-man seems a bit inane but back then, this cover was obviously so well regarded that Daredevil 48, drawn by DD regular, Gene Colan, basically copied the concept for an equally stunning cover. But Wally g...

    1 out of 1 found this review helpful.
    See all user reviews

    This edit will also create new pages on Comic Vine for:

    Beware, you are proposing to add brand new pages to the wiki along with your edits. Make sure this is what you intended. This will likely increase the time it takes for your changes to go live.

    Comment and Save

    Until you earn 1000 points all your submissions need to be vetted by other Comic Vine users. This process takes no more than a few hours and we'll send you an email once approved.