SHARON COLE

Real Name: Sharon Cole

Identity/Class: Human

Occupation: Reporter

Group Membership: Woman Magazine

Affiliations: Joe Robertson, Colonel Harry Butler, Sergeant Jim Whitmore

Enemies: The People

Known Relatives: None

Aliases: None

Base of Operations: New York

First Appearance: Ms. Marvel I#17 (March, 1978)

Powers/Abilities: None. Sharon was a good reporter.

History: (Ms. Marvel I#17) - Sharon Cole, photo reporter, worked for "Woman" but Joe Robertson needed a new reporter to inquire about some mysterious murders in New Mexico. She accepted and Carol Danvers permitted her to do the article.

(Ms. Marvel I#20) - Sharon learnt that a lot of people had disappeared in the region near Elephant Butte and Trinity Canyon of San Andreas Mountains. She was helped by Jim Whitmore who was already investigating about the disappearances, and they became friends.

    Sharon and two ranchers patrolled the region when they were assaulted by great lizard-like humanoids. The two ranchers were killed, Sharon managed to flee and to reach the jeep, but shortly after she was captured.
    Three days later, Ms. Marvel went to New Mexico to find her and was captured by the lizard-men too.

(Ms. Marvel I#21) - Sharon was taken captive in a subterranean cave with other humans previously captured. Also Colonel Butler and Sergeant Jim Whitmore were taken there and shortly after, Ms. Marvel was carried unconscious into the prison by some lizard warriors.
    Shortly later, Ms. Marvel defeated in battle the Guardian, a giant cobra, and made a pact with the Patriarch of the Lizards. The humans and Sharon Cole were let free, but Heamon, a lizard with telepathic powers, scrambled their memories about the lizard People. So, Sharon Cole could go back home but her adventure in the lizard's caves seemed like a dream.

Comments: Created by Chris Claremont (writer), Carmine Infantino (pencils), Bob McLeod (inks).

Profile by Spidermay.

CLARIFICATIONS:
Sharon Cole has no known connections to

Colonel Harry Butler has no known connections to any other character with a similar name.

Sergeant Jim Whitmore has no known connections to any other character with a similar name.


Colonel Harry Butler

    Harry Butler was Colonel in the U.S. Army.

    Butler and Carol knew each other from the time when Carol worked for the US Airforce.

    Harry Butler was sent to investigate the great number of disappearance cases in the desert of New Mexico. His superiors considered the thing a military concern, so they tried to hide the news about the murders and the disappearances.

    Butler met again Carol Danvers in Jim Whitmore's office and tried to menace her, to avoid her to investigate about Sharon Cole and others' disappearances. Carol gave him a black eye.
    Suspecting something big, Butler led a column of tanks from Fort Stark near the San Andreas Mountains. They were attacked by the warriors of the lizard People and could do very little against them. The soldiers were stunned by Heamon, a telepathic lizard and Butler was taken captive in the subterranean town of the People where he found Sharon Cole and other humans previously captured by the lizards.

    Some hours later, Ms. Marvel was brought to the same prison. Later, Ms. Marvel defeated the Guardian, a giant cobra, and convinced the Lizard Patriarch to let the prisoners free. Heamon scrambled the memories of the humans, so Butler forgot everything.

--Ms. Marvel I#20 (20-21


Sergeant Jim Whitmore

    Whitmore was a policeman in the Elephant Butte Station in New Mexico.

    He heard and investigated about the mysterious disappearances that had happened in the desert, but he could not move as he wanted because of the US Army and Colonel Butler's interference.

    When she went to Elephant Butte, Whitmore became friends with Sharon Cole. After she disappeared he helped Carol Danvers to search for Sharon. They reached the place where the battle took place between the US Army and the Lizard warriors but the lizards were still there. They captured Whitmore and also Ms. Marvel.

    Whitmore was imprisoned together with the other humans, terrorized by the Lizards, his clothes were ripped away like it was done to the other prisoners.
Shortly later he saw a humanoid shape moving in the cave. He assaulted it and was hurled away because it was actually Ms. Marvel.
    Ms. Marvel managed to free all the prisoners, but their memories, and also Whitmore's were erased by Heamon.

--Ms. Marvel I#20 (20-21


Images:
Ms. Marvel I#20, p2, pan6 (Sharon Cole, full body)
Ms. Marvel I#20, p3, pan4 (Sharon Cole, head shot)
Ms. Marvel I#20, p5, pan2 (Col. Butler)
Ms. Marvel I#20, p4, pan2 (Jim Whitmore)


Appearances:
Ms. Marvel I#17 (March, 1978) - Chris Claremont (writer), Carmine Infantino, (pencils), Bob McLeod (inks), Jim Shooter (editor)
Ms. Marvel I#20 (September, 1978) - Chris Claremont (writer), Dave Cockrum (pencils), Bob Wiacek (inks), Roger Stern (editor)
Ms. Marvel I#21 (December, 1978) - Chris Claremont (writer), Dave Cockrum (pencils), Al Milgrom (inks), Roger Stern (editor)


Last updated: 05/02/07

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