The Masked Marauder disappeared from comic pages for almost 30 years. His triumphant return was marked by the inexplicable revelation that his true identity was none other than Daredevil's building manager (seriously), and then getting blown up by the Punisher.
To be fair, this would sell some newspapers.
Despite being bulletproof and possessing the ability to cover entire city blocks in but a handful of wobbly steps that would take mere mortals several minutes to traverse, Stilt-Man is one of the most poorly conceived characters of all time, if for no other reason than stilts provide no tactical advantage, and tall robots are an excruciating liability. Come on, Stilt-Man. Star Wars taught us that.