Marvel’s Joe Quesada and Sideshow join forces to honor the real-life heroes of the FDNY Foundation

Sideshow teams up with Marvel’s Joe Quesada to create a one-of-a-kind Captain America themed firefighter helmet and support the FDNY Foundation.

To honor the FDNY for their 150th anniversary and raise money for the FDNY Foundation, Marvel has joined forces with NYC & Company and ReedPOP to create a line of super hero-inspired helmet designs. These one-of-a-kind items feature artwork by several of their top comic artists, including Damion Scott, Kaare Andrews, Phil Noto, Walt Simonson, Phil Jimenez, Joe Rivera and Marvel’s Chief Creative Officer Joe Quesada.

Having created a stunning illustration of a firefighter with a Cap shield on his helmet in place of his ID, native New-Yorker Joe Quesada reached out to the Sideshow team to see if we could help recreate his vision in the flesh for the charity project. We gathered our forces and were happy to oblige!


The proceeds from this auction will go to the FDNY Foundation, which funds free fire safety education for all New Yorkers, as well as free CPR training and training programs for FDNY Firefighters, Paramedics and EMTs.

New York Comic Con attendees can view the helmets this weekend in Artist Alley at the Javits Center. The majority of the helmets will go up for auction on Saturday, while ReedPOP will auction the rest off on eBay October 19-23.

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