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Look Here, Read: “Relic” by Archie Goodwin and Al Williamson

This story from Epic Illustrated #27 (December 1984) not only is “dedicated to the memory of Roy G. Krenkel” but also includes a lovely tribute to Jeffrey Jones, whose girl sculpture — according to comic-book creator, film-maker, and friend of Al Williamson, Kevin VanHook — sat behind Williamson at his drawing board around the time the story was created.

It is also interesting to note that Williamson based the character of Kirth on British actor Stewart Granger (1913 – 1993). Williamson has made Kirth’s nose somwhat shorter and more rounded than Granger’s, but Granger is definitely Williamson’s model here. Enjoy!