05 Jul 2016 1:58 PM +00:00 UTC

Brooklyn is Getting A 13-Foot Captain America Statue After Heading to Comic-Con

This year marks the 75th birthday of Steve Rogers, and his home town, Brooklyn, is celebrating by erecting a giant bronze statue of Captain America to honor the superhero's legacy.

USA Today revealed that the 13-foot statue, which was designed by Marvel artists and Comicave Studios, will first appear at San Diego Comic Con at the end of the month, before going cross America to lan in Prospect Park, Brooklyn, on August 10 for a special dedication ceremony.

"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.
"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."

Comicave will be selling a limited-edition line of 750 12-inch bronze replicas and 100-made-to-order 35-inch pewter ones, which you can order in their online store. Here's what the statue and replicas would look like: