Stilts, the man with a rubber body is part of a sideshow act with the Circus of Crime
. Stilts and some of his sideshow friends try to leave the Circus of Crime after they free a mermaid named Meriam
being held captive by the Ringmaster
. Stilts and his friends Rex
and Major Minor
have been on the run from their old circus ever since. They would befriend the Hulk after he finds their wagon. The Hulk feels comfortable with his new group of friends and is infatuated with the beautiful Meriam. The Circus of Crime discover the wagon and a fight breaks out between the two groups. The Hulk is hypnotized by the Ringmaster and Cannonball
dispatches the rest of the group. They are held captive until Major Minor manages to escape and helps the Hulk regain his senses. Another fight breaks out and Stilts uses his quickness to tie the Princess Python
's snake into a knot while his other friends take care of everyone else. The Circus of Crime is defeated and Meriam is set free in the ocean where she belongs. Stilts is no longer with the Circus of Crime and his current whereabouts are unknown.
Stilts was created by Len Wein
, Sal Buscema
and Ernie Chan
in 1977 and first appeared in The Incredible Hulk
Stilts is a long and lean individual who is very quick and flexible.