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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 •

Jun 18, 2018

Wrestling mouthpiece Jimmy Hart is coming to Challengers this Saturday!
This was almost the week that Patrick retired from comics retail.
Nancy Drew and By Night are 2 new excellent comics that both started this week.
Marvel resurrects both Iceman and the Unstoppable Wasp, both with their previous writers.
Exactly what...

Jun 10, 2018

The new Divorce Gun album “The Waning Days of the World” is available now! iTunes, Apple Music, Amazon, Spotify, 7Digital, iHeartRadio, Napster, Tidal, Rdio, Deezer, Pandora, Shazam, and in-store at Challengers!
Diane Nelson has stepped down from her role as President of DC Entertainment.
Spider-Geddon seems way too...

Jun 4, 2018

Comixology will be producing original, creator-owned comics on their digital platform. We talk about the Forbes article about it.
We’re not opposed to in-store promotion of characters that have a current media presence.
If you could only hear the sounds Patrick makes when reading the monthly Previews catalog for the...

May 28, 2018

Obligatory Mach Kick (Transformers) reference! There may be one every week moving forward!
An in-depth discussion about a new Yelp review, and the responses we chose not to send.
When comic fans become comic creators, and the role comic shops play in them getting there (via Joe Field’s Twitter, @FlyCoJoe).
We have a...

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.! +...