Marvel (via USA Today) has announced today that the Star Spangled Man is coming home as a 13′ bronze statue of Captain America will be revealed to the world at San Diego Comic-Con before moving to Brooklyn’s Prospect Park on August 10.
“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,” Paul Gitter, senior vice president of licensing for Marvel at Disney Consumer Products and Interactive Media said. “We hope that when fans see the statue, they will think back to a favorite comic book, treasured action figure or even be transported back to a special time and place in their lives where Captain America’s values played influence.”
The statue will feature a tribute to the character’s debut year, 1941, along with the original design for his shield across the front with a quote from Captain America: The First Avenger: “I’m just a kid from Brooklyn.” Marvel will also keep fans up to date on where the Statue of Captain America is in the country as it travels from the West to the East coast.
In addition, Comicave Studios, who helped design the statue, will sell a limited-edition line of 750 12-inch bronze replicas and 100-made-to-order 35-inch pewter versions. You can check out a piece of concept art for the statue below!