SUPER TRASH CLASH TP/ Story and Art by EDGAR CAMACHO/ Translation by EVA IBARZABAL/ Published by TOP SHELF PRODUCTIONS
Back in the Golden Age of Console Gaming, the one gift Dul wanted more than any other for her birthday was Encounter Champions 2 – the hottest fighting game of the year! Unfortunately, her mother (who rarely had the money to buy Dul new games) wound up getting her Super Trash Clash instead – a game widely dismissed by gamers everywhere as basically unplayable.
Years later, an older Dul stumbles across a copy of Super Trash Clash in a vintage store and the memories of simpler days and the love and sacrifices that held her family together come back with a vengeance. So do the memories of how desperate she became to find that lousy game again, after a twist of fate gave her everything she thought she wanted.
Super Trash Clash is an enjoyable slice of nostalgia for Gen Xers and elder Millennials, but may also appeal to those modern gamers who want to learn about how things were back in the day when arcades were commonplace and video game consoles a hot new commodity. Edgar Camacho’s artwork invites favorable comparison to that of Bryan Lee O’Malley and his writing has the heart of O. Henry. The reader truly feels for Dul as she fights through the 90’s Kid equivalent of A Christmas Story. This graphic novel will sing to anyone whose parents spent hours in line at the Toys R’ Us trying to secure a copy of Super Mario Bros. 3.
Super Trash Clash arrives in stores on November 29, 2922.