The comics, created under Poland’s communist government, were apparently meant to help indoctrinate children with the idea that religion is a lie, accounting for the imagery of Biblical figures interacting with aliens. This was particularly ironic given von Däniken’s vehement opposition to communism and socialism of all stripes. The Polish comics were among the very few products of communist art to find a widespread Western audience and were translated into twelve languages.
I understand that there was an English language edition put out by Magnet Books in London, but I have never seen it.
The final issue, “When the Sun Stood Still,” begins with a summary of the comics’ overall story. I translate here from the German:
Delos, a highly civilized planet in the constellation Sagittarius, has a sophisticated culture and has brought it to the blue planet, the Earth. The outposts of the Delians were called the Andes, Atlantis, Mesopotamia, Egypt, and the Nile Delta.
Aistar, the new commander of the mission, as well as the biologist Marduk, after whom the Sumerians named a star, had misgivings when they pondered the future. What would the Big Brain, Delos’ supreme power, demand next?
In Mesopotamia, between the Tigris and Euphrates rivers, as well as from the land of Goshen to the fertile Nile Delta, many generations have succeeded each other. But all this is irrelevant. The base on the fourth planet of the solar system (Mars), whose district also includes the Blue Planet, is one of many for Delos.
Bio-robots operate the station. They are impassive and feel nothing like boredom.