Marvel has revealed to USA Today that a 13 foot bronze Captain America statue will be unveiled at Comic-Con San Diego.
After appearing in Comic-Con, the Captain America statue will relocate to Pospect Park in Brooklyn, NY on August 10.
“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,” Paul Gitter, senior vice president of licensing for Marvel at Disney Consumer Products and Interactive Media said. “We hope that when fans see the statue, they will think back to a favorite comic book, treasured action figure or even be transported back to a special time and place in their lives where Captain America’s values played influence.”
Additionally, Comicave Studios, who designed the statue with Marvel, will have a line of 750 12-inch bronze replicas of the original statue. Those wanting to go bigger can op for the made to order 35-inch version.
The statue itself will be a tribute to the original 1941 version of the superhero. The shield will be designed in accordance to the original character debut, and a quote from the issue Captain America: The First Avenger, is etched on the bottom, reading: “I’m just a kid from Brooklyn”.
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