This is probably one of Ditko's top 5 covers of the 70s. I always associate it with that terrific house ad for Shade that ran in DC's books around this time. It is a very intriguing concept, and Ditko's artwork really adds a sense of mystery. The main figure is such a powerful image that it takes a while to note all of the other things going on here. Those vignettes off to the left side are strange, and I wonder if they were added at a later date. The warped buildings are especially terrific and they really bring to mind the Byrne/Austin cover to Uncanny X-Men #128 right down to the use of green. In my opinion, this cover should have been dialogue-free, as the picture truly speaks for itself. A great one.
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