Alien Encounters #6 featured the original story John Carpenter used, in illustrated form. "Nada" which is like 8 pages long, is based upon "8 O'Clock in the Morning," an original short story published years earlier.
I found it. Well, I've had it, but, I found it for you, a site where you can download it.
Thank this blogger personally from me, as soon as you download it.
(You must download all three parts, and then nab a comic viewer somewhere, maybe I'll post a link later, I just wanted to get this out there)