Better Call Saul Digital Comic: Read The Fine Print, Please

Better Call Saul ComicOkay, I had no idea there was a digital comic book based on AMC’s hit show Better Call Saul, but that’s because I waste less time online these days and spend more time trying to do stuff. That said, it’s actually a pretty good read if you’re into the show and the bonus “Super Saul” stories are hilarious send-ups of assorted superhero comic conventions with more of a legal bent.

If you’ve yet to see the show and wonder if it’s good (or as good as Breaking Bad was), fear not. Vince Gilligan and company are doing some excellent work and if you’re needing to catch up, AMC has a few suggestions. For starters, there’s a marathon of the first season running this Monday, April 6 at 12:15PM (11:15 Central) that leads directly into the premiere of the Season 1 Finale at 10/9c.

Yes, you should take Monday off and spend it in front of the TV because I said so. Hey, my lawyer said I can do this and not face any sort of legal retribution if you decide to do so and lose your job or whatever. Who’s my legal eagle of choice? Well, he’s got a very successful TV show that’s ending its first season on Monday night if you need a clue…

“Better Call Saul” Poster: Well, He’s the One on the Phone…

Better Call Saul Poster 

Ha. This nice promotional poster for AMC’s post-Breaking Bad prequel, Better Call Saul made me chuckle for a few reasons, but the key one might not be so amusing. That pic could be Bob Odenkirk NOT on the horn with his agent at a phone he told him to expect a call at about him doing another show other than this one. Now, I’m not saying it’s going to tank at all, kids. In fact, I’ll be watching each episode with bated breath and probably on the edge of my seat thanks to Vince Gilligan’s fine writing (and writing team) and whomever is set to direct the first season’s scripts.

I’m just somewhat amused that if it does run for a few years, the makeup budget to keep Saul looking five years younger than he was on Breaking Bad (which shot its last episode something like two years ago) will probably end up exceeding the budgets of some student and indie film projects. Okay, I thought it was funny. Well, that double part premiere isn’t until February 8 and 9, 2015, so I guess Saul and Bob can work on any gray hairs growing between now and when the reviews roll in. Those handful of clips certainly are pretty amusing, that’s for sure…

Breaking News, Badly: “Better Call Saul” Is Indeed a Go!

Better Call Saul

Well, it may be DOOM! for Breaking Bad on AMC, but everyone’s favorite legal eagle, Saul Goodman will get a second shot at life when all is said and done. AMC’s PR department dropped this short note around to a bunch of entertainment sites to-day:

AMC and Sony Pictures Television confirmed today that they have reached a licensing agreement for a spinoff of Vince Gilligan’s landmark AMC/SPT series Breaking Bad. As conceived, the new series is based on the show’s popular Saul Goodman character with the working title Better Call Saul. Plans call for Saul to be a one-hour prequel that will focus on the evolution of the popular Saul Goodman character before he ever became Walter White’s lawyer.

Which means that there’s a good chance this show will be popping up sooner than later. As it’s a prequel, there’s that very tantalizing element here that perhaps ol’ Saul won’t be around when that Breaking Bad finale rolls around, but I won’t even start speculating about that here. However, I will say that I guess this was going to happen during Sunday’s show when Saul’s early entry at the car wash led to he and Walt talking shop with a HUGE billboard for Goodman’s law firm in the background that tied in nicely to the very funny fake site AMC put up recently. As long as Bob Odenkirk stays healthy and stays away from sinking cruise ships, air shows with faulty planes, auto races on bad days, slippery bathtubs, angry pets, well-armed ladies of the evening or other modern hazards, I predict this quirky show will be a winner once the pilot gets done and screened.

And yes, the title of this post refers to this being “old” news already even though it’s only a few hours fresh. I’d have posted it sooner, but I was working on a review and running a virus scan. Ah well… Not the first, but the most entertaining is my motto (today at least. For another hour or two at best)…