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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 •

May 21, 2018

Hyping up the Nerd Cred!
This episode is an official Public Meeting.
The new West Coast Avengers comic looks great!
The Kessel Run vs the Kobiashi Maru (and I am not looking up the actual spelling of those).
Some of the new Marvel #1’s look great. Some do not.
Thundercats Roar is a thing. Thundercats + OK K.O.! +...

May 14, 2018

My Boyfriend is a Bear is out now and really fun!!
Spectacle by Megan Rose Gedris is out in 2 weeks and we’re having a circus-themed release party for it!
Free Comic Book Day 2018 is over, so of course we’re working on Free Comic Book Day 2019. Ideas come out organically in this very discussion.
Contest of...

May 7, 2018

Free Comic Book Day 2018 is history! Hear our complete rundown of how the day went.
Plus! The new BCW Comic Book Bin storage box. And, ONI’s My Boyfriend is a Bear!

Apr 30, 2018

Ever wonder just how the comics find their way onto our shelves and into your subscription box? This episode is an in-depth look at how Patrick and Dal spend their Tuesdays, from driving to the warehouse to putting books on the racks, and every step in-between.
Plus, Kent Challenger introduces you to Tarbus the Tardigrade.

Apr 23, 2018

Probably the last time we’ll talk about Action Comics #1000. This time, how the Midnight Release went, and how it compares to previous midnight releases.
It sure seems like Marvel wants a piece of DC’s Action cover success with all their upcoming Amazing Spider-Man #800 covers (with still more to -be-announced). Too...