This was also the first time Djurdjevic depicted Doctor Strange.
A preliminary sketch for this cover is in THE MARVEL ART OF MARKO DJURDJEVIC. It's basically the same layout. Small changes such as having Marvel Girl and Cyclops leaning backwards at a more precarious angle and repositioning Strange's left arm reveals Djurdjevic's talent for making a good design stronger. The abstract graphic design elements at the bottom of the cover are not a part of the sketch but the mountains in the background are, represented by a few simple lines.
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