GI Joe Artist Robert Atkins Teams with the U.S. Army on America’s Army Comics

americas armyIDW Publishing has announced that acclaimed GI Joe artist Robert Atkins is the guest artist for four issues in the America’s Army comic series, the free official digital comic book series from the United States Army. America’s Army #12: “Crescendo”, features cover artwork by Atkins, and fans will see him assume interior penciling 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.

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 Hulk for Marvel comics. Other works include Legion of Superheroes for DC comics, Snake Eyes: Declassified and Forgotten Realms for DDP.

The America’s Army comic series provides an inside perspective into the world of Soldiers in the U.S. Army, their jobs and the challenges they face. Based on the highly successful PC game, the America’s Army comic follows American forces deployed to the small nation of Czervenia where President-General Kazimir Adzic and his advanced army launch a genocidal war against the neighboring country of the RDO, setting in motion a mysterious plan that could change the course of world power. A Coalition led by America’s Army must form new experimental combat teams and fight to stop the General’s plot before time runs out.