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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)

Enemies: Patchwork, criminals

Known Relatives: None

Aliases: None

Base of Operations: New York, USA

First Appearance: Doc Samson I#1 (January, 1996)

Powers/Abilities: Trina Sharp is a very good police detective trained in the use of handguns.

Height: 5'4" (by approximation)
Weight: 125 lbs. (by approximation)
Eyes: Brown/blue
Hair: Black


(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

Rudy Pinkerton

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

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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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