I read one volume of this series in the late 2000s. The colours are very clear, with little shading, I believe the name of the novel is a one-word title (something like Nebula or the name of the location they're exploring) and the planet is very green, constructions are kind of round. The crew was formed by two or three men and one woman.

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    Hi there! To be honest, comics+French/Brazilian+other planet screams Aldébaran to my ears but that's not that green and it started in the 90s. Could you please take a look at these guidelines, see if they trigger any more memories you could edit in? For instance was this fairly new at the time when you read it?
    – Jenayah
    Commented Feb 9, 2019 at 17:43
  • @Jenayah it wasn't Aldébaran, but rather Antares! I found the link on the Wikipedia page you provided! THANK YOU very much! The green was from one of the covers (I think volume 1) of Antares. Thanks a lot!
    – bruxabruxa
    Commented Feb 9, 2019 at 23:53

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This is Antarès, which ran for six issues from 2009 to 2015. It's the third cycle of Luiz Eduardo de Oliveira (aka Leo)'s Les Mondes d'Aldébaran (published since 1994, and still going). The second issue's cover depicts the green planet.

six covers for Antarès

The first cycle, Aldébaran, followed (among others) Kim, a teenager whose village got attacked by a marine-like creature. It was revealed that said creature (the mantrisse) lives in symbiosis with beings it chose, and was closely related to Aldébaran, the first colonized planet, with which Earth had had no contact since colonization.

In the second cycle, Bételgeuse, after communication between Earth and Aldébaran had been restored, Kim goes on a rescue mission to find any survivors of an expedition towards Bételgeuse, the second colonizable planet found. Long story short, Bételgeuse's colonization is abandoned for various reasons.

In the Antarès cycle, once again a "new, potentially colonizable planet" is found, and Kim is asked to be part of the exploration mission. Kim is tired of the danger she's been through on Aldébaran and Bételgeuse, but the corporation asking her offers to pay for her jailed friends' freedom, so she accepts. And so the exploration begins, while it's progressively uncovered how shady the corporation is...

The planet features a great diversity of landscapes (see covers for instance), and most of the local creatures are of round shapes, as depicted below:

worm-like marine creatures

picture of the crew watching a round creature eating another

round aerial jellyfish

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    BEautiful, thanks 🙏
    – bruxabruxa
    Commented Feb 10, 2019 at 21:52

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