The U.S. Army is still after the geeks! Eleven years ago, the Army released a videogame titled America’s Army that was free to play and is still available. The game allowed players to partake in military style training and missions. Now, the U.S. Army has partnered with comic book publisher IDW Publishing to release a companion comic book series simply titled America’s Army Comics to all major digital platforms including the IDW app, Comics by Comixology for iOS, Android, Kindle Fire, Nook, Windows 8 and the Web; Apple iBooks; Amazon Kindle; Barnes & Noble Nook; and Kobo.
The comics are meant to be companion pieces specifically to America’s Army 3 and the upcoming new videogame release America’s Army Proving Grounds scheduled for late 2013.
“IDW is proud to work with the America’s Army team to bring this comic series to digital comics readers everywhere,” said Jeff Webber, IDW’s Vice President of Digital Publishing. “This is a great action story and a perfect complement to the game. Who would have suspected that the Army has strong comic creators too!”
“This partnership with IDW is an exciting step for us as we are able to work together to bring America’s Army and stories of U.S. Army Soldiers to a larger readership, said Marsha Berry, Project Manager for America’s Army.
America’s Army Comics tell the story of U.S. Soldiers deployed to Czervenia, a tiny foreign nation in the middle of a chaotic conflict. From a seemingly insignificant nation of Czervenia, President-General Adzic and his army set upon a campaign of annihilation against the neighboring Republic of the Ostregals, setting in motion a mysterious plan that could change the course of world power forever. America’s Army must create new experimental combat teams, forged together in secret Proving Grounds, and uncover the General’s insidious plot before time runs out.
Four comics are available now via the previously mentioned digital outlets: America’s Army Issue 1: Knowledge is Power, America’s Army Issue 2: Rise to the Challenge, America’s Army Issue 3: Under a Watchful Eye, and America’s Army Issue 4: Escalation. The Army has several more comics planned for release throughout the next few months that will enhance the stories set up in the games.