Today, Marvel unveiled a one-of-a-kind Captain America statue, created in partnership with Comicave Studios, to be displayed at the Marvel booth (#2329) at Comic-Con International: San Diego 2016 on July 20. The bronze statue stands at over 13 feet and weighs 1 ton. The statue will on the show floor for photo ops with fans throughout San Diego Comic-Con 2016, and 1/12-scale bronze replicas of the statue will be available for purchase at the Marvel booth.
Marvel also revealed a custom comic book from Marvel writers and artists that integrates the statue into new stories. The comic will be available in limited quantities at San Diego Comic-Con and future Captain America events.
Following Comic-Con, the statue will travel to Steve Rogers’ hometown of Brooklyn, New York for a limited engagement in Brooklyn’s Prospect Park. Fans can follow the truck carrying the statue as it journeys cross-country via photos on Marvel’s social media accounts.
The statue will be on display in the Children’s Corner of Prospect Park for a two weeks, beginning with a dedication ceremony and community event on Aug. 10 from 1-3 p.m. That evening, there will be a special screening of Marvel’s Captain America: Civil War in Prospect Park as part of the culmination of the Brooklyn Borough President Eric L. Adams’ “A Summer Movie Under the Stars” program, The program will be airing four Captain America-focused movies on Wednesdays from July 20 through August 10.
“To the rest of America and the world, he’s Captain America; to us, he’ll always be Steve Rogers, ‘just a kid from Brooklyn,’” said Borough President Adams in a press release. “Brooklyn is proud to be the base of celebrations for Cap’s 75th anniversary, which will be capped by a larger-than-life statue traveling around our borough — befitting of this larger-than-life character. Prospect Park is the place to be this summer to enjoy the Captain America!”
After leaving Prospect Park, the Captain America statue will be placed at the plaza outside Barclays Center on Atlantic and Flatbush Avenues for September. After leaving Barclays, the Captain America statue will spend the rest of the year at the Bed, Bath & Beyond in Sunset Park, Brooklyn.
“Since 1941 Captain America has remained one of the most influential Super Heroes in comic book history,” said Paul Gitter, senior vice president, licensing, Marvel at Disney Consumer Products. “He has evolved as a character throughout the years, but remains constant as a moral compass within the Marvel Universe and leader of the Avengers. The tribute statue and other activations are the perfect way to honor 75 years of this iconic Super Hero and to celebrate the borough of Brooklyn in New York City.”
Check out the statue and the cover to the custom Captain America comic in the gallery below.