Real Name: Jim Palmetto

Identity/Class: Human

Occupation: Agent of Damage Control

Group Membership: Damage Control (Kirk Eden, others)

Affiliations: Carlie Colon, Kirk Eden, Ghost Rider (Dan Ketch/Noble Kale), Toother

Enemies: None

Known Relatives: None

Aliases: None

Base of Operations: The Bronx, New York, USA

First Appearance: Ghost Rider III#86 (June, 1997)

Powers/Abilities: Jim Palmetto did not have any superhuman powers and was actually quite lazy, uninterested in taking time to do his own job properly. He did carry a cellphone on him at all times.

Height: 5'5" (by approximation)
Weight: 175 lbs. (by approximation)
Eyes: Blue
Hair: Brown

History: (Ghost Rider III#86) - Months after a battle involving Ghost Rider nearly destroyed Boerum Avenue in the Bronx, Jim Palmetto and Kirk Eden of Damage Control to assess the damage done by Ghost Rider. Upon seeing the rubble, Jim suggested they phone in the rubble and be done with their work, as they were behind schedule as it was. Kirk quickly reminded Jim about their responsibilities and announced that they needed to find the superintendent of the damaged building for a report. When the superintendent's daughter, Carlie Colon, questioned Kirk and Jim's authority, Jim commented that it was no wonder New York services didn't want to deal with the Bronx area, prompting Carlie to grab Jim and threaten him for taking so long to help her local area. Quickly calming down, Carlie agreed to help them with their report and Jim fiddled through Carlie's apartment while Kirk interviewed her. When Jim asked if Carlie had actually seen Ghost Rider, she replied no and suggested they visit Luz Santos, who had previously had an encounter with Ghost Rider. While Kirk interviewed Luz Santos and Juanito Carlito Candido about Ghost Rider, Jim was told to check with the children in the courtyard about their experiences. Not gaining much information from the children, Jim returned and both he and Kirk visited St. Jude's Church, having been told the former criminal Toother was usually there. Tired of wasting time interviewing the locals, Jim opted to stay outside while Kirk interviewed Toother. When Kirk returned to their Damage Control van, he told Jim that if Ghost Rider could affect people the way Toother seemed to be affected, he was a real threat and Kirk then announced that he intended to take steps to keep Ghost Rider from harming anyone, prompting Jim to ask how long that would take. Shortly thereafter, a nearby building caught on fire and Kirk yelled for Jim to call an ambulance. As Jim dialed on his cellphone, Ghost Rider rode his motorcycle over their heads and the two witnessed Ghost Rider save the children inside the building. Shocked at what he had seen, Jim asked if Kirk had just seen that, to which Kirk replied that he had and that he would now need a closer look before taking any actions against Ghost Rider.

Comments: Created by Ivan Velez, Jr., Pop Mhan, Jason Martin and Andrew Pepoy.

Profile by Proto-Man.

Jim Palmetto has no KNOWN connections to:

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Ghost Rider III#86, p9, pan3 (Jim Palmetto with his hands in his pockets, main image)
Ghost Rider III#86, p8, pan5 (Jim Palmetto, headshot)

Ghost Rider III#86 (June, 1997) - Ivan Velez, Jr. (writer), Pop Mhan, Jason Martin, Andrew Pepoy (art), Tom Brevoort (editor)

Last updated: 11/19/14

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