There are a group of humans that finds on a planet some great hall (ruins?) full of strange statues that seem to resemble various forms of the messiah, human and alien like. Something happens, they open fire and a darkness starts consuming everything.

I came across this one mid 80's, but it might be quite older and a short film adaptation might also exist.

Any idea what this is?

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    Off to a good start, but we could use some more details, such as when you may have read it/ when it may have been published. If you haven't already, take a look at this guide and see if you can edit in any more details. – Edlothiad May 16 '18 at 9:30
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    Did you intend to tag this with [comics]? It was there originally but you refer to it as a short story so I edited it out. Just making sure. – TheLethalCarrot May 16 '18 at 9:55
  • well I'm not sure but it might have been a "comic" illustration too ... – John T. Semer May 16 '18 at 9:56
  • The scene with the statues reminds me a bit Jack McDevitt's Academy series and in particular the "Engines of God". Could it be that ( en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Engines_of_God )? – Rebel-Scum May 16 '18 at 11:45
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    Well, @Martin you were spot on! Seems I was right from the beginning to put it under the "comics" tag to. It is indeed from "Marvel Preview Vol 1 #1" 1975, title:Good Lord! link Thank you all. – John T. Semer May 17 '18 at 8:10

It appears this is not the answer, but I wanted to leave this here for future reference when people search the site:

To Die in Italbar (1973) by Roger Zelazny contains a similar scene. The last third of the novel was completely rewritten a few years later after Zelazny's first draft was rejected; with the revisions, he made the book a sequel to his 1969 novel Isle of the Dead.

As eventually published, both novels involve the gods of the alien Pei'ans pantheon. Most of the Pei'an's gods have Pei'an-like bodies, but some have the form of other alien races that the Pei'an spacefarer's have met; for example, Shimbo of Darktree, Shrugger of Thunders, is a human. In To Die in Italbar, some of the characters find their way into the ruins of a Pei'an temple, with the images of all the gods surrounding them on the walls. Eventually, a party physical, partly psychic battle takes place between two of the gods, who have incarnated themselves through humans.

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