SAN DIEGO — America’s newest comics publisher has a $200-billion-a-year budget, more than a million employees and just one title in its catalog. At Comic-Con International, the U.S. Army — yes, that U.S. Army — announced the release Friday of America’s Army No. 1, a partially animated digital comic for the iPad and Android tablets.
America’s Army is impressive from both visual and auditory perspectives and, as far as weapons and technology go, it’s highly realistic. What the comic does not provide is a compelling story, at least not in the preview of the first three issues that the Army provided to Wired. The ground combat branch is planning to release six issues of America’s Army digitally in coming months, followed by a print edition that will be available in comics shops and bookstores.