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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 • ChallengersComics.com

Sep 17, 2018

The new DC Universe streaming service started today. Did we subscribe? If we did, did it work?
The full Batman Day 2018 rundown, and comparisons to past events. Also, looking to 2019 and Batman 80th Anniversary. Also, Patrick cannot count… or add.
Batman Damned #1 comes out next week and it’s already sold...


Sep 10, 2018

From the sound of glass shattering you’d think “Stone Cold” Steve Austin was on his way to the ring, but NO! It’s a break-in at Challengers. And, unrelated, identity theft! It’s a great week for criminals at Challengers’ expense! And we do mean ‘expense.’
Hear how we deal with these types of highly...


Sep 3, 2018

Recorded mere moments before it’s posted, this episode is almost completely unedited. Time the pauses! Count the “ummm’s”!
Do you want your receipt?
No more signatures for chip card purchases?
Paying it forward for younger readers? Probably not.
Some DC news out of this weekend’s Fan Expo Toronto.
A brief...


Aug 27, 2018

Friday started with a Disaster Pizza (™ & ©). Maybe not comic news, but it happened IN a comic shop, so it counts.
Patrick is suddenly very excited for Marvel’s 2019 Conan the Barbarian comic.
…but… Patrick is also furious with Marvel for a variety of reasons. All of said reasons are discussed, don’t you...


Aug 20, 2018

When should we have Daniel Warren Johnson in to sign for MURDER FALCON #1?
There are several new Image comics we’re excited about… MAN-EATERS, CEMETERY BEACH and MCMLXXV (1975). We’ve gotten to read them and are excited for them all, to differing extents. Also, Black Crown’s LODGER.
Closing a second location vs....