Marvel To Unveil Captain America Statue At SDCC Ahead Of Dedication In Brooklyn
This year is the seventy-fifth anniversary of Joe Simon and Jack Kirby’s Captain America Comics #1 and to honor one of the nation’s greatest fictional heroes, a bronze statue is being erected in Captain America's honor. The statue will make its debut at San Diego Comic Con later this month, before finding a permanent residence in Steve Rogers’ native Brooklyn at Prospect Park.
Announced today via USA Today, the bronze statue of Cap will be thirteen feet tall and will weigh one ton, and features the hero in an iconic shield raised pose similar to iconic pieces of work by the likes of John Cassaday and Tim Sale. The statue itself was designed by Comicave Studios with the help of Marvel artists and features Captain America in a costume more akin to his World War II attire in the movie Captain America: The First Avenger as opposed to the design of his first appearance seventy five years ago.
After the unveiling at San Diego Comic Con, the Captain America statue will depart on a cross country trip which will be documented via social media before arriving in Brooklyn’s Prospect Park for a dedication on August 10th. If you can’t make it out to either events, then Comicave Studios will be releasing a limited edition line of replicas. The 12 inch bronze replicas will be limited to 750 statues, and there will also be 100 made-to-order 35 inch pewter replicas on sale also.
I mean, if Robocop can get a statue in Detroit...