Possibly an educational illustrated short story written as part of a sci-fi genre example, or even an actual comic/story that was adapted for that purpose. This was in 1993, and I was in third grade, so my memory is quite fuzzy.
What I can remember:
The artwork was of the earlier 50's-70's style, depicting an barren, abandoned world void of all signs of life save for several enormous statues several hundred feet tall.
The plot of the book focused on a mixed crew of space explorers/adventurers, with the story being told from the point of view of the male lead explorer.
One of the crew chips a piece out of the foot of one of the statues, not recognizing the material. Later (possibly on a return trip), they all realize with shock that the statue is reacting in pain to having a piece of his foot removed, but is moving so slowly that minutes, or hours pass for one second of their time.
The story ends with the space crew leader reflecting on what is must be like to live in a universe so much slower than ours, and wonders if we're not impossibly slow for some other beings too fast for us to see.
The aliens were human-oid in the sense they had two legs and two arms, but I don't recall their faces looking at all human.
The total length of the comic/story was maybe 10 pages.
I've been trying to track this story down for years, even contacting my old third grade teacher about it. So far I've had no luck at all, so it would be amazing if someone can help me track it down.