Pierre Christin, illustrated by Jean-Claude Mézières
Jean-Claude Mézières and Pierre Christin created Valerian in 1967 after working in the USA together, one as a cowboy, the other as a teacher. The series introduced audiences to a future populated by weird and wonderful aliens and laced with incredible futuristic technology. (From Cinebook)
A film adaptation, Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets, is directed by Luc Besson and stars Dane DeHaan and Cara Delevingne.