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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 • ChallengersComics.com

Jun 25, 2017

"To Hell and Back: A Spotlight on THE DAMNED and THE SIXTH GUN" panel at C2E2 2017.
The audio has been found!
Learn the history of one of comic’s most creative partnerships!
Cullen kills his favorite characters.
Brian hates drawing Drake and Becky.
CM Punk refuses to read the last Sixth Gun trade.
Thanks to C2E2 for...


Jun 19, 2017

Wonder Woman Day! Darth Vader Day! We’ve sure had a lot of “Days” recently. But how’d they turn out?
We start with a story about a smug Star Wars figure collector.
This was recorded during the Puerto Rican Pride Parade, and you may be able to tell from the background noise. But probably not.
Dal and Patrick will...


Jun 11, 2017

Patrick welcomes “PIX” creator Gregg Schigiel to the show.
Gregg loves Power Pack, so Dal will certainly like this episode!
Gregg was an assistant editor at Marvel Comics in the late 1990’s and drew several issues of WHAT IF…?
Gregg will be at Challengers on Thursday, June 22 from 3pm to 7pm.
Librarians are the...


Jun 5, 2017

May’s sales numbers are not encouraging.
We don’t look to back issues to recoup costs. We survived the Rick and Morty “Don’t Trip Road Trip” tour event. Here’s a long recap filled with plenty of anecdotes. 90% of the people in attendance were awesome.
Wubba-lubba-dub-dub!


May 29, 2017

When DC’s Injustice video game came out 4+ years ago we spent an entire episode playing it. What will we do now that Injustice 2 is out?
We can’t talk about the things we really want to talk about.
There was an article in The Atlantic about Marvel not know how to run their business. Didja read it? We did.
Speaking...