Real Name: (first name unrevealed) "Choocho" Colon
Occupation: Petty criminal
Group Membership: None
Affiliations: John Blaze, Carlie Colon, Jennifer Kale, Makusa, Randolph, Toother, Valkyrie (Brunnhilde)
Enemies: Fidel (cat), Ghost Rider (Dan Ketch/Noble Kale), Melissa Maro, Luz Santos
Known Relatives: Carlie Colon (sister), unidentified father
Base of Operations: 1222 Boerum Street, the Bronx, New York, USA
First Appearance: Ghost Rider III#70 (February, 1996)
Powers/Abilities: "Choocho" Colon had no
superhuman powers though he was knowledgeable in street fighting and
sometimes carried a gun or a knife.
Height: 5'5" (by approximation)
Weight: 145 lbs. (by approximation)
History: (Ghost Rider III#70) - "Choocho" Colon joined petty criminals Randolph and Toother in attempting to rob bodega owner Luz Santos but they were interrupted by the arrival of Ghost Rider. Upon seeing Ghost Rider, the stuttering "Choocho" ran for it, leaving Toother behind to face the demonic hero. Once Ghost Rider had subjected Toother to the Penance Stare and left the scene, "Choocho" came back to pull Toother's wits together and, together with Randolph, the group fled the scene. The next day, "Choocho" sat on the stoop of his 1222 Boerum Street apartment complex and thought about how he desperately needed money before Dan Ketch came running past, crashing into "Choocho"'s sister Carlie, who was smitten by Ketch. Apologizing, Ketch left and "Choocho" commented on how pathetic Carlie was before coughing due to his cigarette smoking. When Carlie responded by saying God made "Choocho" start coughing, "Choocho" told her to be quiet and then asked her if she had any money.
(Ghost Rider III#72 (fb) - BTS) - Makusa plotted to
have "Choocho" Colon and Randolph to take the fall for the murder of
college student Melissa Maro.
(Ghost Rider III#71) - Watching Dan Ketch get on his motorcycle, "Choocho" negatively commented to Randolph about Dan's choice of motorcycle before meeting with the criminal boss Makusa, who offered them the job of killing young college student Melissa Maro. Despite being unsure, "Choocho" was convinced by peer pressure from Randolph and Makusa's reminder that jobs like that don't come around too often. "Choocho" and Randolph accepted the job as Carlie Colon watched, thinking to herself that if her brother continued hanging out with garbage, he would become garbage. Later that evening, "Choocho" and Randolph watched the student leave with Danny Ketch and rushed to complete their job before they got too far away. "Choocho" expressed misgivings but Randolph ordered him to put on his ski mask and once "Choocho" had done so, they confronted Ketch and the girl and fired on them.
(Ghost Rider III#72) - While Dan Ketch tried to revive the seriously injured Melissa, "Choocho" and Randolph made a run for it, sickened by what they had done and afraid that the police would soon arrive on the scene. Hiding in a nearby alley, "Choocho" suggested that they leave town and perhaps go to Staten Island but Randolph exclaimed that no one had seen their crime and that they should just catch their breath. Hearing the sounds of a motorcycle nearby, a terrified "Choocho" exclaimed that it was Ghost Rider and cowered in the corner of the alley while Randolph, claiming he was unafraid of Ghost Rider, left to confront Ghost Rider personally. After Ghost Rider used his Penance Stare on Randolph, a praying "Choocho" emerged from the alley to find a repenting Randolph.
(Ghost Rider III#73) - When his sister Carlie was awakened by a battle between Ghost Rider and Snowblind outside, "Choocho" warned Carlie to stay away from the window, as "the Devil" was outside. After Anton Hellgate's men fired on the injured Ghost Rider following Snowblind's defeat, Carlie exclaimed that they were killing Ghost Rider, whom "Choocho" commented was finally getting his due.
(Ghost Rider III#79) - "Choocho" was standing around thinking of how he needed money when his sister Carlie asked if "Choocho" would help with the cleaning. "Choocho" responded by throwing his cigarette butt near Carlie's broom. They were soon interrupted by Dan Ketch, John Blaze and Jennifer Kale, who ran past them faster than Carlie could even say hello. As they ran past, "Choocho" thought about how Dan Ketch was a punk. "Choocho" later followed when Carlie went to the basement door to continue cleaning. While there, "Choocho" asked for $5 from Carlie to buy cigarettes but Carlie quickly suggested that "Choocho" go look for work like a real person. "Choocho" angrily grabbed Carlie and accused her of being pathetic for pining over Dan Ketch, who didn't even give her the time of day.
(Ghost Rider III#80) - "Choocho" watched as Ghost
Rider's battle with the Furies nearly totaled his apartment building,
thinking to himself how Carlie was still inside. As he began to worry
that she might have been killed inside, he was shocked when the
Valkyrie flew over his head.
Comments: Created by Ivan Velez, Jr., Salvador Larroca and Sergio Melia.
"Choocho" Colon's address was mistakenly listed as "321 Boecrum Avenue" in Ghost Rider III#79.
"Choocho"'s eyes were mistakenly colored blue in Ghost Rider III#80.
Profile by Proto-Man.
"Choocho" Colon has no KNOWN connections to:
Makusa was a low-tier criminal boss who worked for
Snowblind, an agent of Anton Hellgate. Tasked with eliminating college
student Melissa Maro on Snowblind's behalf, Makusa instead met with
"Choocho" Colon and Randolph and offered the hit to them. Accepting the
job, "Choocho" and Randolph shot Melissa and left her for dead before
Ghost Rider intervened. Later overhearing some bystanders talk about
the shooting and how Melissa had been hospitalized, Makusa wondered why
Melissa was not dead before Snowblind met with him, demanding to know
why Makusa had hired children to accomplish the task. Makusa tried to
explain that it was a simple job and that "Choocho" and Randolph were
meant to take the fall for Melissa's death but Ghost Rider had
intervened. Snowblind commented that Makusa was lucky Melissa was in a
coma and still out of their hair, albeit not permanently, and warned
Makusa that he would not tolerate any more amateur productions. Later,
after Snowblind had trapped Ghost Rider in a dome of white light,
Makusa ordered Snowblind's men to fire on Ghost Rider when Snowblind
was defeated. Once Ghost Rider was down, Makusa attempted to apologize
to Anton Hellgate for his recent failures but was swatted aside by Rak,
who informed Makusa that they were working.
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Ghost Rider III#79, p17, pan1 ("Choocho" Colon, main image)
Ghost Rider III#80, p13, pan3 ("Choocho" Colon headshot)
Ghost Rider III#72, p8, pan6 (Makusa)
Ghost Rider III#70 (February, 1996) - Ivan Velez, Jr. (writer), Salvador Larroca (pencils), Sergio Melia (inks), James Felder (editor)
Ghost Rider III#71 (March, 1996) - Ivan Velez, Jr. (writer), Salvador Larroca (pencils), Sergio Melia (inks), James Felder (editor)
Ghost Rider III#72 (April, 1996) - Ivan Velez, Jr. (writer), Salvador Larroca (pencils), Sergio Melia (inks), James Felder (editor)
Ghost Rider III#73 (May, 1996) - Ivan Velez, Jr. (writer), Salvador Larroca (pencils), Sergio Melia (inks), James Felder (editor)
Ghost Rider III#79 (November, 1996) - Ivan Velez, Jr. (writer), Salvador Larroca (pencils), Sergio Melia (inks), James Felder (editor)
Ghost Rider III#80 (December, 1996) - Ivan Velez, Jr. (writer), Salvador Larroca (pencils), Bob McLeod (inks), James Felder (editor)
Last updated: 02/05/15
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