Since the finale of Breaking Bad and the announcement that Bob Odenkirk's character Saul Goodman would lead his own spin-off, Better Call Saul, I've been tweaking... uh... I mean... eagerly awaiting my next fix of Vince Gilligan.
From the black and white flash-forward open, full of wide angle and POV shots, revealing Saul, now Gene, as the manager of a Cinnabon, and then jumping back in time to the stark, almost depressingly bland scenes of Albuquerque, New Mexico, it's clear we are back in Vince Gilligan's world.
For anyone who hasn't seen Breaking Bad– I'm assuming there has to be a few people left –the show revolves around Saul Goodman, for now, simply known by his given name, Jimmy McGill.
Better Call Saul takes place in 2002, and Jimmy is hard up for clients; he's a criminal attorney who, despite trying to make it big, ends up defending the worst of the worst at the public defender's office. Low on cash, taking care of a brother with a mysterious illness, and basically painting the picture of an everyman loser with big dreams, you can't help but feel for the guy.
Sound familiar? I can already feel this show setting me up for a Walter White type of heartbreak.
And I can't wait!
Our bi-weekly look back at the classic X-Files comics published by Topps in the mid-1990s continues with issue #2: "A Dismembrance of Things Past". Read after the jump for our recap.
Title: A Dismembrance of Things Past: Part 1 of 2
Writer: Stefan Petrucha
Illustrator: Charles Adlard
Published: February 1995
Currently Available: X-Files Classics Volume 1
Last year Gillian Anderson's debut novel A Vision of Fire was released and now it's David Duchovny's turn. Holy Cow will be released tomorrow and the results of David's labours are about as far from Gillian's as you could imagine.
Hit the jump to read our review of the book.
The X-Files: Season 10 – “G-23" - Part 2 arrives in stores this week. It’s the final part of the trippy storyline that Joe Harris brought us in December.
If you haven’t read that one yet, I suggest you back away slowly, and fast as lightning go to your nearest comic book store. Then settle in with a steamy cup of whatever suits your fancy and let your mind wander… because you’re gonna need an open mind for this!
For our recap and review… you know what to do!