Robert Atkins Teams With U.s. Army On America’s Army Comics

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America’s Army Comics

IDW Publishing announced today that acclaimed GI JOE artist Robert Atkins is the guest artist for four issues in the America’s Army comic series, (http://comics.americasarmy.com), the free official digital comic book series from the United States Army. Released today by IDW, America’s Army Issue #12: “Crescendo” (http://bit.ly/1m5VwF0), features cover artwork by Atkins, and fans will see him assume interior pencilling duties on the series  starting with Issue #13. The America’s Army comic series is available free through IDW Publishing on the web and virtually every digital platform including the IDW Comics app, ComiXology for iOS, Android and web, Kindle Fire, Nook, Apple iBooks, and Kobo.

“I’ve had to really up my game with the military realism to make sure everything is authentically Army with the series,” said Atkins. “It’s been a great experience working with the U.S. Army and writer M. Zachary Sherman to be able to tell Soldier stories and to give a behind the scenes look at the types of missions they lead; it’s very exciting for me.”

Atkins has worked as a penciller, inker and colorist within the comic industry and is most well known for his work on IDW’s Snake Eyes and the relaunch of GI JOE, totaling over 30 issues and 80 covers. In addition to his pencilling work on America’s Army, he recently worked on ABC’s Castle for Marvel Comics. Atkins has also worked on Amazing Spider-man, Venom, Heroes for Hire, Ultimate Fantastic Four and The Savage She Hulkfor Marvel comics. Other works include Legion of Superheroes for DC comics, Snake Eyes: Declassifiedand Forgotten Realms for DDP.

“It is a wonderful opportunity for us to work with one of the industry’s best artists. Especially one like Robert who has proven himself time and time again with every company from IDW to Marvel,” said Mike Barnett, executive producer of the America’s Army comics. “Robert is renowned in the military comic space so we are honored to have him bring his distinctive and incredible artwork to the America’s Army comic.”

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