Ulysses Solomon Archer is a trucker from America. After his parents, also truckers, were killed in an accident, he and his brother were taken in by Poppa Wheelie and Wide Load Annie at the Short Stop Diner. After attending college, he was run off the road by the Highwayman, and the top part of his skull was replaced by an experimental alloy, which gave him the ability to pick up certain radio frequencies. Vowing to track down the Highwayman, he uses his College skills to customise his truck with weapons to aid him in this. Later, he and the staff of the Short Stop are transported into space, where it became the Star Stop, after winning a race against his brother to become a trucker for Al and his species. Having dated Taryn O’Connell, he later married Mary McGrill and had a son when the former chose to stay on Earth. Xemnu tried to convert US’s son into his own race, but was stopped by the Sensational She-Hulk.
When Spragg attacked the Star Stop, Archer called the Sensational She-Hulk to aid him and helped her defeat Spragg.
Later, responding to a distress call from Taryn and Razorback, he was captured by Skrulls, along with Sensational She-Hulk and Weezi, and later is present when Sensational She-Hulk switches body with Weezi.
Return to Earth
For reasons unknown, he returned from space and was seemingly stranded and needed a job. He went to work for his brother, Jeff who sent him on suicide missions, such as transporting hyperspace combustion manifolds with Deadpool as partner. Jeff had genetically-engineered raccoons with guns to attack the convoy in order to steal the shipment and collect the insurance. Ulysses discovered the the Manifold and planned to use it to return to space, however it was accidentally destroyed by Deadpool. He returned to the Highwayman who proposed U.S. to ship dead souls out of Hell via a melting ice bridge built by Beelzebub (which U.S. preferred over staying partner with Deadpool).
Powers and Abilities
College-Level Engineer: Archer has a college education that makes him incredibly proficient with engineering, such as being able to outfit his truck with various gadgets, and make a remote control for it out of a silver dollar.
Skilled Driver: Archer is a skilled truck driver, having won several road races, beaten various villains in road fights, and even outraced a blimp.
Proficient Fighter: Archer is able to go toe-to-toe with people much stronger and larger then himself, and win.
Metal-Plated Skull: After a crash, most of Archer's cranium was replaced with highly-durable metal to protect his brain, said plate can now be used to give lethal headbutts, and tune into CB Radio transmissions, changing the channels by touching the fillings in his teeth with his tongue.
His metal head plate is susceptible to magnets and electronic scrambling devices, which can impart his cognitive functions, it also makes him more susceptible to hypnotism.
Silver Dollar Remote: A remote hidden inside a Silver Dollar that allows him to remotely control his truck.
Gum: After an encounter with the villain Midnight he claims to always carry a stick of gum, since the metal foil allowed him to free himself from her 'Hypno-Whip' by making it touch his fillings and blasting his mind with massive amounts of CB feedback.
Truck: Archer uses a highly self-modified truck that contains various weapons, gadgets and defensive measures that can all be activated from his dashboard, or remotely by his Silver Dollar Remote.
- 26 appearance(s) of Ulysses Archer (Earth-616)
- 1 minor appearance(s) of Ulysses Archer (Earth-616)
- Mentions (or invocations) of Ulysses Archer (Earth-616)
- 14 image(s) of Ulysses Archer (Earth-616)
- 2 quotation(s) by or about Ulysses Archer (Earth-616)