This year marks Steve Rogers’ 75th Birthday, and his home town, Brooklyn, is celebrating in style: By erecting a giant bronze statue of Captain America to honour his legacy. Revealed by USA Today, the 4m statue will first appear at San Diego Comic Con at the end of the month, before making a journey across America to land in Prospect Park, Brooklyn, on August 10 for a special dedication ceremony.
Depicting Cap with his shield raised high, the base of the statue features a quote from Captain America: The First Avenger, Steve’s retort to the Red Skull when asked what makes him so special.
If you can’t make your way over to either SDCC or Brooklyn to see the statue, Comicave Studios — who designed the statue alongside Marvel — will also be selling limited edition replicas of the monument through their online store. They will be just a little bit smaller than 4m-tall, however. There will be 750 30cm-tall statues in bronze available to order, alongside a smaller run of 90cm-tall replicas, cast in pewter.