Brooklyn to Get Captain America Statue, Spitting in the Face of Comics Continuity

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Traitor. Photo: Jay Maidment/Marvel

In a way, today's announcement that Marvel has commissioned a 13-foot-tall bronze statue of Captain America is a victory for geekdom. We may all now bow before our idol and burn effigies of the Red Skull at his feet (unless he's ... working for the Red Skull?!?!?). But here's the catch: the statue will stand in Brooklyn's Prospect Park and bear the Captain America: The First Avenger quotation: "I’m just a kid from Brooklyn." This is a travesty. As every real geek knows (*pushes glasses up nose*) the comics version of Cap was from Manhattan's Lower East Side. Sure, his movie incarnation is a Brooklyn lad, but this is a blatant usurpation of comics continuity by filmic derivatives. What's next, a painting in the National Portrait Gallery of Superman snapping someone's neck? A mural commemorating the childhood friendship of Charles Xavier and Mystique? Unbelievable.