Since 1941, Captain America has been one of the most influential superheroes in comics. As leader of the Avengers, he has rightfully earned his role in the Marvel Universe by trusting his moral compass and always doing what is right. Beneath all of the superhuman strength, he’s just a kid from Brooklyn.
Marvel kicked off a year-long celebration of 75 years of Captain America by unveiling a one-of-a-kind Captain America statue at this year’s San Diego Comic-Con. Comicave Studios worked closely with Marvel artists in New York and a Brooklyn-based sculptor to design the bronze tribute, standing at over 13 feet and weighing 1 ton. Fans were able to take pictures with the statue as well as purchase a 1/12-scale bronze replica of the statue. In addition, a select number of custom comic books were created by Marvel Publishing writers and artists to integrate the statue into new storytelling that was available at San Diego Comic-Con and will be available at future Captain America events.
Once San Diego Comic-Con ended, the statue began the journey across the country to Prospect Park in Brooklyn New York, the home of Steve Rogers. Fans can follow the truck along its cross-country route through photos on social media sites like Marvel and StyledByMarvel Instagram. The statue will be on display in the Children’s Corner of Prospect Park for a two-week temporary installation, kicking off with a dedication ceremony and community event on August 10th from 1-3 pm. In the evening, a special viewing of the recent blockbuster film, Marvel’s Captain America: Civil War, will take place in Prospect Park as part of the culmination of the Brooklyn Borough President Eric L. Adams’ “A Summer Movie Under the Stars” program, which will be airing four Captain America-focused movies every Wednesday from July 20th to August 10th.
After the half-month stop in Prospect Park, the Captain America statue will move to the plaza outside Barclays Center on Atlantic and Flatbush Avenues for September, during which several Marvel fan activations take place. From late October through the remainder of the year, the statue will adorn the soon-to-be-opened Bed Bath & Beyond in Sunset Park, Brooklyn. Fans of all ages will enjoy a specially re-designed statue base, for heightened interactivity and photo opportunities with Captain America, as well as see and shop for a variety of unique Marvel items, including limited quantities of scaled replicas of the bronze statue itself.