The broken effect of the image is great and something to expect in a indie/ alternative magazine. This is because it's very different to an image you would expect to see everyday. I would put images like this on the contents page, mostly because there's not a lot of focus on the person, which is what I want for a front cover or a double page spread. There's more focus on the style of the image itself which I think would be better for a contents page.
Re.cover, personalizando las portadas de revistas con ilustración
The reason why i chose this magazine cover was because i was looking out for magazine covers which was unique and different to the standard covers. The fact that this is collaged adds a new element to the cover and makes it stand out from normal magazines