Real Name: Trina Sharp
Identity/Class: Normal human
Occupation: Police detective
Group Membership: New York Police Department
Affiliations: Doc Samson, Geiger, Rudy Pinkerton (loose), She-Hulk (Jennifer Walters)
Known Relatives: None
Base of Operations: New York, USA
First Appearance: Doc Samson I#1 (January,
Powers/Abilities: Trina Sharp is a very good
police detective trained in the use of handguns.
Weight: 125 lbs. (by approximation)
(Doc Samson I#1 (fb) - BTS) - Detective Trina Sharp
was assigned the case of the Patchwork Killer, a murderer of women who
stitched corpses together to reflect the killer's preferences. Gamma
radiation traces on the composite corpses led Sharp to seek gamma mutation expert, "Doc"
Leonard Samson, while also gaining She-Hulk's cooperation as super-hero on the case.
(Doc Samson I#1) - Sharp approached Samson in
Illinois after a psychology seminar, asking his assistance in tracking
down the serial killer. He eventually agreed and Sharp met him the next
day at New York's LaGuardia airport. She diverted course to have Samson
help a would-be suicide jumper, university student Kyle Barker
(actually the killer Patchwork). Later at the police station, they met
She-Hulk, and went over the evidence. A Patchwork sighting had Samson
and Sharp leave for the waterfront, but this was gamma copycat, Geiger,
who fell off the pier fighting Samson.
(Doc Samson I#2) - Reporter Rudy Pinkerton badgered
Sharp, still waiting at the pier's edge, but she fobbed him off. Seeing
Samson resurface with the sedated Geiger, Sharp mistakenly thought the
case closed. They took Geiger back to Sharp's precinct where Samson
determined her powers. Copying Samson's gamma pattern settled Geiger
and she informed them that Patchwork was going to strike again.
(Doc Samson I#3) - Sharp spoke with medical examiner
Dr. Gustav Tron, where she found more clues and the badly injured
Jennifer Walters, depowered from being She-Hulk at the hands of the
gamma-power stealing Patchwork. Elsewhere, Samson and Geiger lost a
confrontation with Patchwork, so Samson wanted off the case and had
Geiger inform Sharp.
(Doc Samson I#4) - Sharp had Geiger use her
gamma-tracking powers to follow Samson until they caught up with him.
Reinvigorated, Samson continued the investigation at Playpen Magazine
offices, where Barker worked touching up photos of models. Sharp
attempted to arrest Barker, but he transformed and escaped. Sharp later
joined Samson, Geiger and Polaris at Barker's university, where they
stopped the killer before he could commit suicide. Sharp admired Samson
for standing up to a mob, angry at him for going to stand in Barker's
defense at the impending trial, but Samson slipped Sharp an invoice for
his consultancy fee.
Comments: Created by Dan Slott (writer), Ken Lashley (pencils), and Tom Wegrzyn & Art Nichols (inks).
She may wear contact lenses as her eyes shift color
from brown to blue to gray, then back to brown across the four issues.
(Or it's just the multiple colorists...)
Profile by Grendel Prime.
Trina Sharp has no known connections to:
Rudy Pinkerton was the abrasive reporter from the New
York Star investigating the "Patchwork Killer." Desperate for a scoop, he implied
a bribe to gain sole access to the killer for an interview, but Sharp
threw his recorder off the pier. He later pushed Jennifer Walters,
lying injured in a hospital bed, for an interview and withheld her
emergency call button, but this angered Walters, triggering her change
into She-Hulk. He missed getting the scoop on the killer's identity.
--Doc Samson I#2 (3,4
Doc Samson I#1, p4, pan3 (main image)
Doc Samson I#4, p8, pan5 (headshot)
Doc Samson I#2, p3, pan2 (Pinkerton)
Doc Samson I#1 (January, 1996) - Dan Slott (writer), Ken Lashley (pencils), Tom Wegrzyn & Art Nichols (inks), Chris Cooper (editor)
Doc Samson I#2 (February, 1996) - Dan Slott (writer), Ken Lashley, Steve Geiger & Roberto Flores (pencils), Jaime Mendoza, Robert Helden & Dan Panosian (inks), Chris Cooper (editor)
Doc Samson I#3 (March, 1996) - Dan Slott & Evan Skolnick (writers), Andrew Wildman & Roberto Flores (pencils), Ralph Cabrera & Brad Vancata (inks), Chris Cooper (editor)
Doc Samson I#4 (April, 1996) - Dan Slott & Evan Skolnick (writers), Roberto Flores, Andrew Wildman & Joe Bennett (pencils), Brad Vancata (inks), Chris Cooper (editor)
Last updated: 11/14/17
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