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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 Patrick Brower and W. Dal Bush. Challengers • 1845 N Western Ave, Chicago, IL 60647 • 773.278.0155 •

Oct 15, 2017

Patrick fixed an issue with the receiver (so you can hear the new FOZZY CD “Judas” on ALL 6 store speakers!!).
Dal won’t watch “Mei and the Kitten Bus.”
Comixology is ditching their Pull List functionality (more than a year after we already ditched it).
We’re featured in the new book “Comic Shop: The...

Oct 8, 2017

How far is too far from the blue line?
Some comic retailers still cannot handle diversity in comics.
The first 6 pages of Doomsday Clock are online and Dal likes it more than expected.
A whole bunch of news from the New York Comic Con. A whole bunch.

Oct 2, 2017

Should we change our store hours?
How a 1981 episode of WKRP in Cincinnati resonates with today’s comics industry.
Why we don’t sell vintage books.
Hugh Hefner vs. Dr. Seuss
Measuring yesterday’s comics thru the lens of today.
Marvel Legacy is finally here!
Patrick went to the eye doctor.
Upcoming Marvel Avengers...

Sep 24, 2017

Who would win in a fight, Captain America or Spider-Man?
We’ve read some more Legacy issues. Dal is upping our numbers.
Man do we hate those PDF watermarks.
Our inability to push new Image titles is disappointing.
Why did anyone ever think the Internet was a good idea?
Harley Quinn Day preview! Rick and Morty Art Show...

Sep 18, 2017

We got another Secret Shopper report, and some new Google reviews.
A brief football interlude as we check in on the Bears and the Chargers (sorry).
Dal hosted our first Challengers Game Night! How did it go?
Patrick got a lovely Challengers coaster in the mail.
Looking ahead to the ‘new’ Marvel Legacy titles, as...