IDW is collecting Bravo for Adventure, the magnum opus from legendary creator Alex Toth. The collection will include all three of pilot and reluctant swashbuckler Jesse Bravo's adventures including the original graphic novel that hasn't been in print in over 30 years.
In addition to the complete published stories, there are never-before-seen pencil roughs, preliminary drawings, and story fragments, as well as Toth's own coloring samples for an edition that never saw print, and some of the coloring for what was intended to be Bravo's original 1975 first printing in France.
"What might have been" is the common thread in Bravo's history. Toth created the original 48-page story in 1975 for a French publisher, but the planned graphic novel never saw print when that publisher closed its comics division. The artist wanted to see the graphic novel published in America, but it sat dormant for half a decade until the story was serialized in the Warren magazine, The Rook. Six years after that, a version was published in magazine format by Dragon Lady Press in Canada, including two additional Bravo short stories. Toth then colored the first twelve pages for a Texas publisher that went out of business, and started several more swashbuckling tales, only to abandon them in frustration after a handful of pages.
The 100 page collection will be in the same format as the Genius Trilogy and will carry a cover price of $34.99.