Even if you've never heard of the classic 1951 science fiction film THE DAY THE EARTH STOOD STILL (though you're probably not reading this blog if you haven't), you may have been aware of last year's remake starring Keanu Reeves. You may well know that both versions were inspired by "Farewell to the Master," a 1940 short story by Harry Bates. It's quite likely, however, that you missed the most faithful retelling of the story in WORLDS UNKNOWN, Marvel's excellent shortlived comic book series adapting famous science fiction stories.
Roy Thomas, the book's editor, wrote "Farewell to the Master!," taking a few liberties that Bates apparently was down with. Ross Andru and Wayne Howard did a nice job with the art. From WORLDS UNKNOWN #3, September 1973.