It has been a big year for Captain America, not only is it the 75th anniversary of the first Captain America comic, but he also played the title role in the highest grossing film thus far of 2016 (with “Civil War” having grossed $1.1 billion worldwide). To celebrate the anniversary of the international-beloved superhero, a 13-foot-tall, 1 ton Captain America bronze statue will be created, reported in a USA Today exclusive.
The bronze statue will feature the “Captain America: The First Avenger” quote: “I’m just a kid from Brooklyn”, as the statue will have its permanent home in Brooklyn, NY. The initial reveal of the statue will be at San Diego’s Comic-Con July 20th, and will continue to be on display during the whole convention till July 24th. Then, it will head across the country to end up in Brooklyn’s Prospect Park on August 10th. During the statue’s journey, Marvel will feature Captain America’s stops throughout the country on their social media platforms.
Vice President of Marvel Consumer Products and Interactive Media Paul Gitter 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.”
Want to see the statue but can’t make it to Comic Con or Brooklyn? Fans at home can get an up-close look at the details of the statue with a limited edition size of 750, 12-inch replica bronze statues, as well as 100 made-to-order 35-inch pewter Captain America Statues designed by Marvel artists.
Photo Credit: USA Today Exclusive/Marvel
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