|First appearance||Daredevil #58 (Nov 1969)|
|Alter ego||George Smith|
Skilled stuntman and motorcyclist|
Use of a flying motorcycle
Stunt-Master is the name of two fictional characters in the Marvel Comics.
Kid Stunt-Master first appeared in Daredevil Vol. 4 #11 and was created by Matt Wilson and Chris Samnee.
Fictional character biography
George Smith was a retired overage stuntman who was offered $1000.00 by Crime-Wave to kill Daredevil. Later, after redeeming himself, Stunt-Master became a hero.
Later, Smith became a television actor, working with Johnny Blaze on the Stunt-Master TV show. The Enforcer and Water Wizard menaced Blaze on the set of the show. The original Eel worked on his show for a time as a technical advisor.
Smith joined model Chili Storm in reporting on the Avengers Day parade that was disrupted by the Grim Reaper. When various heroes tried to breech a forcefield created by the Reaper, Stunt-Master tried to help by driving his motorcycle into it. The effort failed and Stunt-Master was saved from a damaging fall by Invisible Woman.
Smith returned, having been retired for some time due to injuries and age, seemingly trying to hire Matt Murdock to help him sue a company misusing his name and likeness, and then killing himself when Matt reluctantly refuses. However, it turns out this was a ruse, and Smith orchestrated the whole situation as part of a 'big comeback', forcing Murdock to have him incarcerated. He reveals upon being apprehended that he only has a year left to live. Thanks to a series of drugs, he has used to allow himself to lie without detection.
A man named Steve Brooks joined the Fifty State Initiative using the Stunt-Master identity and was assigned membership in the Georgia-based team called the Cavalry. During the Secret Invasion storyline, Stunt-Master and the Cavalry battled a Skrull posing as Thor Girl after being exposed by Delroy Garrett.
George Smith trained a Kid Stunt-Master in San Francisco where he would gain a profit of the portions. Kid Stunt-Master used drugged doubles in order to pull off the type of showstoppers that are considered "back from the dead." The drugged people that Kid Stunt-Master used were drugged homeless people. After George Smith supposedly committed suicide, Daredevil confronted Kid Stunt-Master at the Golden Gate Bridge. Kid Stunt-Master revealed that George Smith is still alive and Daredevil had to play along in order to see George Smith. As both sides prepare themselves, Daredevil comes to the conclusion that George Smith set him up and that George Smith is in the bicycle.
Upon freeing George Smith and getting him to a hospital, Daredevil chased after Kid Stunt-Master who had admitted that he was working for someone. When Kid Stunt-Master fell off his bike, Daredevil managed to subdue him and learned that he was working for George Smith.
Powers and abilities
Though he possesses no superhuman abilities, Stunt-Master is a skilled stuntman and motorcyclist. He also built himself a motorcycle which could fly through the air.
Stunt-Master is mentioned in A-Next #1 as being Los Angeles' only superhero. In A-Next #5, Thunderstrike, who comes from that city, is seen to have a Stunt-Master poster on the wall in his New York apartment.
Age of Ultron
In the Age of Ultron reality, Black Widow went to San Francisco where she spent the day with George Smith and Richard Fenster. When a squadron of Ultron Sentinels start attacking San Francisco and killing people, Richard becomes one of the victims while Black Widow and George escape. Afterwards, George Smith's Tech prosthetic arm fell under Ultron's control and he started obeying Ultron. Black Widow was forced to kill George Smith and was partially disfigured in the process.
- Stunt-Master at Marvel.com
- Stunt-Master at Marvel Wiki
- Stunt-Master at Comic Vine
- Stunt-Master at the Appendix to the Handbook of the Marvel Universe
- Kid Stunt-Master at Marvel Wiki