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Photo: Eli Mermelstein
Photo: Eli Mermelstein

Captain America is coming home.

A 13-foot-statue of the Marvel superhero will finally make its debut in Brooklyn at the Children’s Corner of Prospect Park on Wednesday, August  10. The statue, which made its first appearance to the world at Comic-Con International in San Diego, will grace Prospect Park for two weeks before moving to other parts of the borough.

“Captain America was always more than just a kid from Brooklyn,” said Borough President Eric Adams in July. “The epic story of this paragon of patriotism, told over decades of crime-fighting, has inspired millions of comic lovers across our nation.”

The fictional Marvel character is a Brooklyn native, according to his comic book biography. Captain America, also known as Steve Rogers, was a scrawny kid who grew up in Brooklyn Heights. During the Great Depression, he joined the Army and was injected with “super soldier serum” to become America’s patriotic super-soldier.

The dedication ceremony will run from 1 to 3 p.m. and will be hosted by Lorraine Cink, actor and host of “THWIP!,” “The Big Marvel Show” and “The Marvel Minute,” with special guests Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams, Marvel  Comics’ Editor-in-Chief Axel Alonso, the New York City Joint Service Color Guard, and the sculptor of the statue, Dave Cortes, with his creative team.

Following the ceremony, Marvel and Disney Consumer Products and Interactive Media will host a free community event featuring Captain America-inspired activities, snacks, photo locations and more. In the evening, a special viewing of “Captain America: Civil War” will take place in Prospect Park as part of Adams’ “A Summer Movie Under the Stars” event.

Sketch courtesy of Marvel

Sketch courtesy of Marvel

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