It’s one of the most well-known images from the 2011 Vancouver riots: an angry young bespectacled kid in a Canucks t-shirt wielding a bright green hockey stick, seemingly protecting a smashed-up Bank of Montreal.
The truth was slightly different. The kid was Jason Li and it wasn’t a picture of a passionate defender of the city of Vancouver, but one of an enthusiastic participant in the riot. A video showed Li using the stick to break the Bank of Montreal windows and reveling in the destruction.
Still, the photo certainly captured a moment of truly Canadian anger, so what better inspiration for the most famous angry Canadian of them all: Wolverine.
“Old Man Logan” is a new series about an older, even angrier Wolverine. Here’s the solicit from Marvel:
New York, NY—December 21st, 2015 — This January, sharpen your claws and prepare for the coming of a new kind of Wolverine. Straight out of the pages of Secret Wars comes an older, wiser and much more deadly Logan. And his adventure in the restored Marvel Universe begins as critically acclaimed creators Jeff Lemire and Andrea Sorrentino bring you OLD MAN LOGAN #1 – a brand new ongoing series! Decades from now, a day will come when the villains of the Marvel Universe will band together and rid the world of its heroes. Only Logan now remains, having committed an untold number of atrocities of his own. But when he winds up in the Marvel Universe of today, he’ll finally get his chance to make his future right. By ANY MEANS NECESSARY. Can one man change history? Is the world ready for the return of Logan? Find out as he cuts a bloody swath through the Marvel Universe in OLD MAN LOGAN #1!
Marvel’s promotion of the new series includes a slew of alternate covers for the first issue, including one that looks awfully familiar:
The artist of the cover didn’t have any idea what the photo was when he drew it, but was just instructed to ape the “Come at me, bro” meme of the image, with Deadpool thrown in because the kids love Deadpool.