Pink Pearl (comics)

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Pink Pearl
Pink Pearl makes her first appearance. From Alpha Flight #22
Publication information
Publisher Marvel Comics
First appearance Alpha Flight #22 (May 1985)
Created by John Byrne
In-story information
Alter ego Pearl Gross
Species Human
Team affiliations Femizons
Masters of Evil
Abilities above average strength

Pink Pearl (Pearl Gross) is a fictional Canadian super villain and terrorist appearing in American comic books published by Marvel Comics.

Publication history[edit]

Pink Pearl first appeared in Alpha Flight #22 and was created by John Byrne.

Fictional character biography[edit]

Originally a member of a circus troupe, Pink Pearl decided to become a terrorist and attempt to take over the circus. An extremely large woman, her obesity enables her to have above-average strength and durability. Her plan was to use a bomb to murder the Prime Minister of Canada and the President of the United States. However, Northstar and Aurora of Alpha Flight discovered her plans and eventually confronted the woman.[1]

During a battle, Pearl was accidentally stabbed in the chest by one of her own allies, a thin-man named Bones.[2] Due to her fat, she was able to survive the encounter, and later joined the villainess Superia on her cruise ship for female criminals. As a member of the Femizons, Pink Pearl went head-to-head with Captain America and Paladin.[3] After the group's disbandment, Pink Pearl established herself as a business woman and opened a male strip club called "Cloisters." Unfortunately for her, Aurora, Guardian, and Diamond Lil were all patrons, and started a brawl.[4] Pink Pearl eventually got the trio of women arrested,[volume & issue needed] and presumably still runs Cloisters. Pink Pearl speaks in third-person, and though comes across as being quite inadequate, she is quite intelligent and a formidable adversary.

Pink Pearl later appeared as a member of the Shadow Council's incarnation of the Masters of Evil.[5]

Powers and abilities[edit]

Her great weight gives above-average strength and durability.


  1. ^ Alpha Flight #22
  2. ^
  3. ^ Captain America #387-392
  4. ^ Alpha Flight #105
  5. ^ Secret Avengers #29

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