You guys should check out the Aldebaran/Betelgeuse/Antares books by Leo. They're translated from the original French, but it's a good translation in the main, and his creature designs and concepts are awesome.
It's so addictive, it really pulls you along. Initially the over-rendered characters (they're a touch uncanny valley in places) and slightly (in places) stilted English translation might put you off, but once the story gets going, and you see some of the wonderful creature designs Leo does, you'll be hooked.
Oh, and there's the choice of PG13 or unrated artwork -- the original has loads of nudity, wheras the translation has underwear drawn on all over the place. Worth googling for the original artwork for contrast, and to see the authors intent.