Time Warp #4, May 1980

Somewhat peculiar cover by the inimitable Mike Kaluta, as a pied-piper style character holds the attention of demon-like aliens on an asteroid — and, is that the suggestion of a halo behind the piper’s head? Bizarre it may be, but it’s a striking image brilliantly composed. Its circular design continually brings the eye back to the piper’s face.

The contents are once again something of a mixed bag, but there’s some nice work in there from Steve Ditko and Don Newton. That was the nature of anthology comics: you might not care for one story, but there’d be another along — perhaps more to your liking — shortly.

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