Captain America celebrates 75 years by coming home to Brooklyn !
Marvel Comics is installing a massive bronze statue of Captain America in Prospect Park. The one-ton, 13-foot-tall likeness of Steven Rogers’s super-powered alter ego, arriving in Brooklyn’s Backyard on Aug. 10, will be inscribed with “I’m just a kid from Brooklyn” — a quote from the 2011 film “Captain America: The First Avenger” — according to Marvel.
Marvel is staying tight lipped about where exactly and for how long the statue will be in the park, but a source close to the project said it is tentatively planned to appear near the carousel by Flatbush Avenue, where it will stand for two weeks as a beacon to fans borough wide.
After that, the statue will embark on a yearlong tour of “several key locations,” according to a company spokeswoman, although our source claimed that the city is in talks with the comic juggernaut to make the statue a permanent fixture in Brooklyn.
Borough President Eric Adams, who worked with Marvel to bring the statue to Kings County, did not respond to questions about Cap’s Nazi or outer-borough affiliations by press time, but said in a statement that he is thrilled to have the justice seeker back in his sort-of native borough.
“Captain America was always more than just a kid from Brooklyn,” said the statement. “The epic story of this paragon of patriotism, told over decades of crime-fighting, has inspired millions of comic lovers across our nation. I am thrilled to be working with Marvel to bring Captain America home on his 75th anniversary.”