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Steve Ellis draws official ‘Better Call Saul’ digital comic

by  in Comic News Comment

High Moon artist Steve Ellis, who last year drew the comic prequel to AMC’s Revolutionary War thriller Turn, was called back to the stand for a tie-in to the cable channel’s Breaking Bad spinoff Better Call Saul.

Although the TV series, which premieres on Sunday, is set before the events of the acclaimed crime drama, the new online comic, Better Call Saul: Client Development, actually spins out of the Season 2 episode of Breaking Bad that introduced Saul Goodman, the shady attorney played by Bob Odenkirk.

In “Better Call Saul,” Walt and Jesse hire the criminal lawyer to keep Badger out of jail while keeping their identities secret. Afterward, Saul has his private investigator Mike Ehrmantraut to uncover who “Heisenberg” really is; within a few short hours Walter White’s identity is known. But how? That’s what Client Development, written by Breaking Bad staff veterans Jenn Carroll and Gordon Smith, lays out.