Now it was time for the penciled cover art to move along to the next stage in the comic book assembly-line -- it was passed to Ira Schnapp for lettering. But apparently, when Schnapp read Kanigher's instruction, he mistook it for the title of the story. So, Schnapp lettered the cover: Featuring "Drop An Inch!" and other battle-action stories!
The art was then given back to Jerry Grandenetti, who inked it. Since Kanigher's instruction had now inadvertantly become the story title, Grandenetti inked the image without lowering it an inch. This oversight was apparently fixed by the production department... if you look at the finished cover, you can see the entire top inch is almost empty. Someone in the DC production Department could easily have extended the art, to make room for the book's logo, DC bullet, 10 cent price, and comic code seal at the top.
The art cover was then colored, and sent off to the printer. A sample of the finished cover was returned to the DC offices for proofing. probably It looked something like this...