New York City's Prospect Park Is Getting a Captain America Statue
This year marks the 75th anniversary of Jack Kirby and Joe Simon creating Steve Rogers/Captain America in 1941. To commemorate the occasion, Marvel Comics will unveil a 13-foot-tall bronze statue of the superhero at San Diego Comic Con on July 20. Four days later, the structure will start making its way to the East Coast, where it will be erected in the superhero's hometown of Brooklyn on August 10, USA Today reports.
The statue—designed by Comicave Studios in collaboration with artists from Marvel and to be placed in Prospect Park—features the superhero holding up his iconic and patriotic Vibranium shield, which “takes prominence, paying homage to his heroism, indestructible power and determination," according to Paul Gitter, senior vice president of licensing for Marvel at Disney Consumer Products and Interactive Media. It will also bear the caption “I’m just a kid from Brooklyn,” a line from 2011 film Captain America: The First Avenger.
You can follow the Captain's journey across the country on Marvel's social media channels. And if you can't meet him at Brooklyn's Prospect Park, you can still score your own Captain America figure. Comicave Studios will also sell a limited-edition line with 750 12-inch bronze replicas and 100-made-to-order 35-inch statuettes made from pewter.
[h/t USA Today]
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