A French buddy of mine had a stack of Yoko Tsuno bandes-dessinées in his childhood room when I stayed there. Like me, he ended up marrying a Japanese woman and getting a Japanese son off her. Maybe this was his inspiration (I don't know what mine was...yet).
I would like to get the complete collection (in French) of this series.
And it seems that Luc Besson is going to make a movie based on another famous French sci-fi comic, Valérian. I'd like to get that series as well.
Funny how French comics (and Japanese even moreso) have a lot of well-developed, three-dimensional female heroïnes. Rather like the comics on this page, I guess. Funny, that. I wonder what it means?