Ever notice how many fictional super heroes are from New York City? 

There is a web-slinger who resides in Queens, a Devil in Hell's Kitchen, and the most patriotic hero of all time is from Brooklyn.

Now, the shield-tossing leader of the Avengers is being honored in his home town in a spectacular way.

A massive 13-foot bronze statue is set to debut in Prospect Park on August 10th and will pay tribute to Steve Rogers, also known as Captain America.

The statue will be first unveiled at Comic Con this year around mid-July, and then it will take a cross-country road trip before finishing its journey in the popular Brooklyn park.

Captain America will be raising his iconic shield to show his impressive stature and strength, and the statue will also have the quote: "I'm just a kid from Brooklyn" that comes from the film Captain America: The First Avenger.

Jack Kirby and Joe Simon, two legends in the comic book world, are credited with creating the hero, but the fans are the ones credited with keeping Captain America's message alive.

Paul Gitter, senior vice president of licensing for Marvel was quoted saying, “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.”


The statue is meant to carry on the message and legacy of the famed hero. 

Gitter also 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."


via USA Today/Marvel

It's looking like many are paying tribute to heroes who made their mark on this city. Captain Sully, the man responsible for the Miracle on the Hudson will be getting his own film starring Tom Hanks.

NYC has always honored its heroes. We take pride in it, fictional or otherwise, and this statue reaffirms that heroes come in all shapes and sizes. Some are just kids from Brooklyn.

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[via USA Today] 

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