Much like the cover of Fantastic Four #92 that featured a POV shot of the Thing ripping apart a fight poster, the cover of Fantastic Four #258 features an ominous shot of Dr. Doom’s hand actually ripping through the book's cover itself. Doom's twisted reflection in also shown in nightmarish fashion, courtesy of artist John Byrne.

The Fantastic Four has always been a very self-referential book with a ton of inside jokes and fourth-wall-breaking; here, Byrne adds to that mystique with the image of Doom literally tearing the comic apart. That one ambiguous image of Doom’s hand is more enticing than an entire cover's worth of super-powered fights.