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

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Marvel's Avengers: Age Of Ultron..Steve Rogers/Captain America (Chris Evans)..Ph: Jay Maidment..?Marvel 2015
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.

Brooklyn to Get Captain America Statue