I quite honestly let out a gasp when I read that comment about Mr. Ditko passing away. Wow.
What's the story behind the story on this story? It's tons o'fun (but then what Ditko story wasn't?) yet it appears to be a paste up job. The last panel on most pages seems to have been set aside for narration of some kind but was left blank, and the middle portions have an entirely different look / layout / feel from the rest of the story.