This hometown boy has done good. To commemorate Captain America’s 75th anniversary, Steve Rogers’ home borough of Brooklyn will get a new 13-foot-tall bronze statue of the star-spangled Avenger. Announced at USA Today, the large statue will be unveiled at Comic-Con International in San Diego this July 20-24 before it makes the cross country journey to its permanent home in Brooklyn’s Prospect Park. The statue will be dedicated in the park on August 10.
Cap’s proudly mentioned his Brooklyn heritage in a number of Marvel movies, including the recent “Captain America: Civil War” where Steve and Spider-Man both namedrop their respective boroughs. The statue itself will feature a quote from “Captain America: The First Avenger”: “I’m just a kid from Brooklyn.”
The statue was designed by Comicave Studios, who worked with Marvel artists to perfect the hero’s pose. Comicave will also sell a limited-edition line of 12-inch bronze replicas (limited to 750). For fans wanting a slightly bigger home edition, Comicave will also sell 100 made-to-order statues that stand 35-inches tall and are made of pewter.
“For the past 75 years, Captain America has inspired generations of fans serving as the ultimate global icon for freedom, strength and doing the right thing,” said Paul Gitter, senior vice president of licensing for Marvel at Disney Consumer Products and Interactive Media, to USA Today.
Fans can keep track of the Cap statue’s journey from San Diego to Brooklyn via Marvel’s Facebook, Twitter and Instagram feeds.
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