We’ve been covering the thrilling saga of the Nine Foot Tall Hulk Statue and the Northlake Library for months, and we’re happy to say it finally reached it’s destination and was unveiled for the local crowd.
Here’s several pictures of the happy event from the local paper. Mastermind librarian Tom Mukite, who started the whole crazy idea with an Indiegogo campaign, is the dude in the Hulk green shirt above. For those coming in late, Mukite started a crowdfunding campaign to buy a Hulk for the Northlake Library in Illinois —although it didn’t reach its goal, word of the plan did reach a Californian businessman who had a bonus Hulk statue sitting around. He donated it to the library, transportation was found…and a dream came true.
According to a story about the event at Robot 6, before reaching the library, the Hulk was taken to Wizard World Chicago where he helped raise an additional $1,500 in donations to buy more graphic novels for the library.
The unveiling was the biggest event ever at the library.
Seriously, all that remains for this story is the film-to-Broadway version of the tale, The Full Monty or Billy Elliott style. Vivek Tiwary, are you listening?
Heidi MacDonald is the founder and editor in chief of The Beat. In the past, she worked for Disney, DC Comics, Fox and Publishers Weekly. She can be heard regularly on the More To Come Podcast. She likes coffee, cats and noble struggle.