By Ramzi De Coster | Indiewire September 23, 2013 at 5:06PM
Showcasing an idea that's timely for several reasons, The New Yorker unveiled its latest magazine cover, featuring veteran cartoonist Barry Blitt's "Bad Chemistry" piece with a current events fiction to nonfiction fusion. The image introduces a startled Walter White stumbling on an otherwise composed yet confounded Bashar Al-Assad as he sheepishly handles Walter's lab equipment. Blitt had this to say about the evidently uninvited Syrian dictator's trespass in White's fictional meth lab: "Seems like there's never a shortage of real life villains to make even most conscience-free fictional character look comic in comparison -- alas." The series finale of "Breaking Bad" airs this Sunday, September 29th on AMC.