Sometimes, it takes years to figure out what’s important in life — a message at the heart of the upcoming graphic novel Super Trash Clash, headed to stores next week. Popverse readers can get a sneak peek ahead of its release, showing just how dangerous a video game grudge match can get in the hands of two skilled players.
Created by Edgar Camacho — an award-winning creator in his native Mexico best known for his webcomic series Tiras sin Sentido (roughly translated, “Senseless Strips”) — Super Trash Clash is a touching, funny story about the childhood memories of Dul, a girl who got the wrong video game for her birthday one year, and what it meant to her. It’s a simple premise but one that acts as the gateway to a really heartfelt book that’s part-nostalgia for the lack of complications that comes from being a kid, and part-love letter to video games and game culture of a certain era.
The 96-page book is released by Top Shelf Productions November 29 — in a special 7” square format, to boot — but ahead of its in-store date, Popverse has an exclusive preview for you to get excited about, featuring an arcade showdown that shows off Camacho’s skills pretty sharply. Read below.
Revisit the Eisner Award winners from this summer, including multiple wins for Top Shelf Comics.