Marvel’s famous “kid from Brooklyn” in being enshrined in bronze for his 75th birthday.
USA Today notes that the 13-foot-tall, 2000 pound bronze statue will be on display at the Marvel booth during San Diego Comic-Con, after which he’ll head back to New York to take up permanent residence in Brooklyn’s Prospect Park, with a dedication ceremony to be held August 10th. You’ll be able to follow his journey thanks to Marvel’s social media accounts.
“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,” says Paul Gitter, senior vice president of licensing for Marvel at Disney Consumer Products and Interactive Media.
If you want your own mini version of this statue, Comicave Studios will be releasing 750 limited edition 12-inch bronze replicas as well as 100 made-to-order 35-inch pewter versions. No pricing information is available just yet.
Check out a sketch of the statue below.
Photo via Marvel.