Welcome to a new continuing series of articles, Character Spotlight! Over the next few weeks, we’ll be sharing character profiles for each book in the Valiant stable as a way to introduce new readers to the characters. This week, we’ll be highlighting characters from the hilarious, action-packed buddy team, Archer and Armstrong.

Mary-Maria Archer

marymaria Nicknames: Sister Superior
Age: 18(?)

Skills: Highly trained in hand-to-hand combat, specifically able “To put two fingers through a quarter-inch of solid concrete” (Archer & Armstrong #24).

Background: Born into poverty in Brazil, Mary-Maria grew up in a household fraught with despair. Her father owed massive sums of money to a local crime lord, and was eventually forced to sell Mary-Maria’s younger sisters to help stave off the loan sharks. Mary-Maria was later adopted by the Archer couple and sent to America to be trained as another soldier in their child army. She displayed high aptitude for combat from a young age, and quickly became one of their most prized assets. Eventually, Mary-Maria joined the Sisters of Perpetual Darkness, rising through the ranks at a rapid rate to become their Sister Superior.


A huge thanks to Brett Simon for providing this character profile. Brett writes for Moar Powah! and co-hosts the Renegades: Talking Valiant podcast. Follow him on Twitter, @simonsezstuff.

About The Author Martin Ferretti

Martin Ferretti is an avid comic book reader, Hearthstone player, IT professional, father, and all around geek. His fascination with Valiant Comics may be bordering on the insane, but hey, it keeps him happy.