The Walking Dead 97 CoverHere is the list of new comics, trade paperbacks and more shipping 5/09/2012. As always check with your retailer for availability, as not all releases may be on sale in all areas at the same time.

“NIGHT OF THE OWLS” continues in ‘Batman’ #9! Batman must stop the Talons that have breeched the Batcave in order to save an innocent life… and Gotham City. In the backup story, we learn more about the Pennyworth family and the secrets they’ve kept from the Wayne family.

Few works by comic-book artists have earned the universal acclaim and reverence that Bernie Wrightson’s illustrated version of Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley’s Frankenstein was met with upon its original release in 1983. Nearly 30 years later, Wrightson returns to his passion project with a comic series that picks up at the end of the classic novel, hailed as one of the greatest horror stories of all time. Frequent Wrightson collaborator Steve Niles provides the script for this epic, decades in the making. While appearing to be in black and white, each page was scanned in color to mimic as closely as possible the experience of viewing the actual original art, showing off the exquisitely detailed brush work of one of the greatest living artists in comics today.

Andrew doesn’t always make the best choices (“cough, cough” Season 6 anyone?). Now Buffy finds herself and the very course of her life profoundly affected by one of Andrew’s over-the-top, idiotic, hair-brained, schemes. In ‘Buffy The Vampire Slayer Season 9: Freefall’ #9; together with Andrew and Spike, the worried Slayer will have to confront herself and her comrades, as well as a long-standing annoyance, the number-one Buffy hater of all Buffy haters: Simone, the gun-toting Slayer.

In ‘Boom Studios’ Higher Earth’ #1 You Are Illegal On This Earth. Space is dead. Why conquer other planets when there’s a perfectly good Earth in the universe next door? Heidi, a girl born in garbage. Rex, a soldier gone rogue. The only thing between them and their destiny is an empire of a hundred different Earths, across a hundred alternate timelines. One majestic planet dominates them all: Higher Earth.

Spider-Man Season One Premier Hard Cover the greatest origin story of all time, retold for a new generation. Also includes ‘Avenging Spider-Man’ #1 by Zeb Wells and Joe Madureira!

All this plus… Two Issues In One Month! The start of a new storyline, leading up to our monumental issue 100! After nearly 100 issues, Rick and the other survivors finally have “Something To Fear” in ‘The Walking Dead’ #97.

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