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Cover of the Week: November 6 – Batman, Oz and X-Men

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Cover of the Week: November 6 – Batman, Oz and X-Men

Each Monday, staff writers Kevin Melrose and Steve Sunu discuss their five favorite covers from the previous Wednesday’s new comic releases, selecting from among them CBR’s Cover of the Week.

This week, bunnies go on the march, the Bleeding Monk wants to pick your brain, the Movement turns to vintage propaganda, Legion goes on the hunt and Penguin stands in the Dark Knight’s shadow.

Keep reading for Kevin and Steve’s favorites from the week of Nov. 6, and then discuss your choices in the CBR forums.

“The Emerald City of Oz” #4, by Skottie Young (Marvel)

Skottie Young ends his long run on Marvel’s Oz adaptations next month, and he’ll be sorely missed — as much for his cover art as for his interiors. Thankfully, Young isn’t quite finished yet, and delivers this fine image of marching bunnies. Armed, marching bunnies dressed in uniforms reminiscent of the Russian Imperial Army. Still, adorable! — Kevin Melrose

“Harbinger” #18, by Michael Walsh (Valiant)

Michael Walsh’s “Harbinger” #18 cover is just cool, both in theme and in design. Not only is Walsh a capable artist, using a painted minimalist style that makes for a striking image, but he also manages to tie the cover back into the overarching story of “Harbinger,” with the Bleeding Monk quite literally getting into Peter Stanchek’s head. It’s a fantastic effort from Walsh, and I look forward to seeing what he has in store next. — Steve Sunu

“The Movement” #6, by Rafael Albuquerque (DC Comics)

Rafael Albuquerque has a unique take on “The Movement” #6, presenting a cover in the spirit of vintage Communist propaganda posters. As always, Albuquerque’s artistic skill is impeccable as he brings his own take to Gail Simone and Freddie Williams II’s characters. Everything from the concept to the layout is pitch-perfect and makes it easy to see why Albuquerque is one of the most talented artists around. — Steve Sunu

“X-Men: Legacy” #19, by Mike Del Mundo (Marvel)

This is more straightforward, and far less whimsical, than most of Mike Del Mundo’s covers for “X-Men: Legacy,” but it works nonetheless — in large part because of the wanted poster, featuring Charles Xavier’s image and the humorous line, “Escaped From My Mind!” — Kevin Melrose

COVER OF THE WEEK: “Batman Black and White” #3, by Olly Moss (DC Comics)

Famed poster design Olly Moss returns to DC Comics, and to “Cover of the Week,” with this beautiful and understated image for “Batman Black and White” #3 that seamlessly merges the looming Dark Knight with the shadow-cloaked Penguin, whose umbrella so cleverly forms that familiar chest emblem. Or maybe it’s the chest emblem that forms the umbrella. Whatever the case, it’s terrific — as is Oswald Cobblepot’s monocle serving as the sole white spot on a field of black and gray. — Kevin Melrose

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