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Published on July 9th, 2012 | by Ernie Estrella


What Spoilers Can You Gather From This ‘Breaking Bad’ Comic-Con Poster?

The most ardent Breaking Bad fans know about the ultra-cool limited poster site, where they occasionally sell some great Breaking Bad posters measuring 18″ x 24″ on extremely limited print runs of 200 for $50. Normally they sell out online in minutes. At Comic-Con this week, expect a Bad dash to booth #405 Golden Apple Comics/Gallery1988 on Saturday for the latest release by Jermaine Rogers, which is based on what will happen in the premiere episode of Season 5, premiering Saturday night at Comic-Con and airing on AMC Sunday night, July 15, at 10pm (not on the Dish).

EDITOR’S PICK: Read our Breaking Bad Interview with Betsy Brandt (Marie Schrader).

Rogers’ poster depicts Walter (Bryan Cranston) and Jesse (Aaron Paul) face to face but a third figure stands in the middle of them. Astute fans will recognize this man as Junkyard Old Joe (Larry Hankin), who saved our favorite meth cooks’ in episode 306, “Sunset” by asking DEA Agent Hank Schrader (Dean Norris) for a warrant when he tracked Walt and Jesse’s rolling meth lab to his junkyard with the both of them stuck inside. It bought them enough time to come up with a ruse (with the help of Saul) and when Hank had to leave the scene, Old Joe crushed the RV to scrap.

EDITOR’S PICK: Read our Breaking Bad Interview with Composer Dave Porter.

So what does Old Joe have to do with Season 5? Is he a new ally? Does he facilitate the tools and space for a new meth lab? And what is that big hunk of metal depicted in the poster? Is looks like an old lid to an industrial vat, or is it the lid of a bomb shelter where the boys set up their new shop? Or is it something else? Whatever it is, it’s important enough to make a poster of and be a significant symbol to be the Comic-Con poster. What do you think it is and how much will we see Old Joe? And make sure you check out some more of those cool posters.

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