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From Challengers Comics + Conversation in Chicago, this is CONTEST OF CHALLENGERS, a podcast about the business of running a comic book store.
Hosted by Challengers' owners Patrick Brower and W. Dal Bush.
Challengers • 1845 N Western Ave • Chicago, IL 60647 • 773.278.0155 •

Nov 18, 2019

Recorded in Challengers River North!
We’re actually pleased with our progress thus far.
Less than 2 weeks until opening day!
R.I.P. Tom Spurgeon.
Orbital Comics in London has stopped carrying single issue new comics. There was a time when we considered that, too.

Nov 11, 2019

An update on the first week of prep for Blue.
Boy, no Chicago news source cares about a new comic book shop.
Subscriber emails vs. subscribers actually reading emails.
The reactions for Dawn of X #1’s.
Superman is coming out!
Where should we advertise the opening of Blue?
Are we having a Black Friday Sale (at Red) and...

Nov 4, 2019

This is the 2nd biggest announcement we could possibly have.
This is huge.
This is Blue.

Oct 28, 2019

Does Dal always believe in Patrick?
A few in-store customer anecdotes.
Do people use the New Release monitor we have mounted over the New Releases?
Patrick went to DoomCo Designs “Survive” art show opening reception.
TV on in the store vs music. And that transitions into a discussion about the disappearance of...

Oct 21, 2019

Do you have Faith?
Are you watching Stumptown? We like it.
The X-Men #1 Midnight Release was a fun success. That leads us to remember the fandom that once saw us go to midnight events outside of the comics industry.
More people are adding all 6 Dawn of X titles, but will they STAY on them?
DC Comics January 2020 new...