Comics give and comics take. It’s a vicious cycle of pain and hope. Last week, one of my all-time favorite comic book characters — the Mimic — was killed in the pages of Extermination. I was pretty bummed.
But his death won’t stick, not forever. A good example of that is the fact that the original Stilt-Man, Wilbur Day, was resurrected this week in the pages of Superior Spider-Man! Turns out, he was cloned back to life by the Jackal during Clone Conspiracy, and then was given a new clone body, so he didn’t melt like all the rest.
It’s a bit of a stretch resurrection, and this might also be considered a mere clone of Wilbur Day…but I think I’ll take it. I could use a nice, happy resurrection after last week.
Wilbur Day was killed in the wake of Civil War by the Punisher, way back when. He was then replaced by Lady Stilt-Man, of whom I am the internet’s highest authority. There were also some mooks who took over the identity while Day was dead, who also fought Superior Spider-Man.
And that’s your Stilt-Man history lesson for today! I’m still waiting on that Marvel Legends version. Or LEGO mini-fig.
I just finished marathoning the new Daredevil TV show and, while it was an amazing show, there is one thing in particular that I am still freaking out about. I’m writing this blog post at 2 a.m. because I just can’t wait until the morning to write this. I saw this Easter Egg with my own eyes and it almost threw me off the entire final episode. It’s right there, in plain sight; they weren’t even trying to hide it – and I love them even more for that.
Of course, I’m not going to spoil it for everyone without a little warning first.
So take a moment. Make sure you’re sitting down. In fact, make sure you watch all 13 episodes of Daredevil first, because you don’t want to ruin the surprise for yourself. Seriously, it was a great show, from beginning to end, and I’ll have a deeper, better review next week. But this one Easter Egg, this tiny, insignificant bit of Marvel trivia, has elevated my entire life to new heights. This has to be seen to be believed.
Join me after the jump for the greatest Marvel Easter Egg of all time, from the final episode of Daredevil.