||For those who don't know, magazine distributors used to do a thing called "stripping." When an issue's shelf date had expired, it was too expensive to return the unsold copies to the publisher. Instead, they "stripped" off the top part of the cover (containing the title) and returned that for credit. The rest of the magazine was supposed to to be destroyed, and it may have been illegal to sell them (which is why you'll often see a note to that effect in the indicia). But, of course, they often WERE sold, which is why we see comics missing the tops of their covers. In the case of this magazine, it looks like someone stripped it with a knife, cutting into many of the pages below.