While this may look like a Strange Tales cover, it's actually the splash page with new lettering by Morrie Kuramoto. Monsters on the Prowl # 22, April 1973.
When it was decided to reprint the original cover to Strange Tales #93, "When The Thing Runs Amok" some changes were made. Monsters were popular sellers at Marvel in this period, so it made sense to re-publish many pre-hero stories. The original covers were often used, but artists such as Gil Kane and Jim Starlin were also commissioned to provide new artwork. In the case of the above story there was no original cover to accompany it, since the cover to Strange Tales # 93 broke tradition and skipped using a scene from the lead story, instead focusing on a Lee-Ditko back-up story.
The second page (with art by Jack Kirby and Dick Ayers) was originally the splash. The title and some copy was dropped and two panels were added. The first panel of the ship was taken from page 5; panel 5, with a new panel added. The lettering by Jim Novak approximated Artie Simek's original, and with a little tinkering of word balloons and art alterations in panel three the page was completed.
Roger Stern took great care to produce a different type of reprint title, seeking out interesting material from Marvel's archives and adding a letters page, a rarity in that period. Unfortunately Weird Wonder Tales # 22 was the last issue, and even though, according to Stern's editorial, sales were picking up, monsters and their ilk were waning with the reading public's interests, and the powers that be decided to concentrate on other material.
Roger Stern's editorial from the final issue of Weird Wonder Tales. Dr. Druid illo by Marie Severin.
In a touch of serendipity, as I was planning out this blog and discussing it with my good friend Barry Pearl he showed me Tony Isabella's quote from Roger Stern about his input. Tony wrote about Marvel's horror/monster reprints, adding some very interesting information. You can read all about it here: