Later this month, Top Shelf Productions will release Super Trash Clash. The new young adult graphic novel comes from Mexican cartoonist Edgar Camacho, with translation by Eva Ibarzabel. The book follows a young woman who reflects on her childhood after finding a copy of a truly awful video game she had when she was younger. Ahead of the graphic novel’s release, The Beat is pleased to present an exclusive preview of pages from the book.
Here’s how Top Shelf describes Super Trash Clash:
Nostalgia for the world’s worst video game brings a girl back to her childhood in an action-packed indie graphic novel about friendship, family, and three-hit combos.
It’s an age-old story: for her birthday, Dul wanted the hottest new video game, but her mom accidentally bought her Super Trash Clash… one of the worst games ever made. But years later, when older Dul finds a cartridge in a vintage store, memories come flooding back: simpler times when she could disappear into electronic worlds or spend hours battling with friends and enemies, and the love and sacrifices that bound her family together.
This vivid and action-packed graphic novel from Mexican rising star Edgar Camacho is a heartwarming reflection on what gaming means to kids, crammed full of Easter eggs and tributes to the games that shaped our culture.
Super Trash Clash is the latest graphic novel from Edgar Camacho. His previous book, Onion Skin, won Mexico’s first National Young Graphic Novel Award, and was released in English from Top Shelf last year.
Check out the exclusive preview for Super Trash Clash below. The graphic novel is due out in bookstores on Tuesday, November 29th, and in comic shops on Wednesday, November 30th.