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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 25, 2016

This is an international episode of CoC as England-based writer Antony Johnston joins Patrick and this week’s special guest co-host, artist Christopher Mitten, to talk all about how they got into comics as fans and how they wound up working together.

They’ll both be at Challengers on Saturday, October 1, 2016...


Sep 19, 2016

Dal has an iPhone 7.
Batman Day 2016 causes some Snapchat confusion.
We, once again, sell posters.
This week is an embarrassment of great comic riches. So, so, so many great books came out at once!
There is more entertainment diversity in comics now than ever before.
Patrick does NOT dislike Declan Shalvey’s art. No...


Sep 12, 2016

This starts with probably too much talk about a toilet.
That leads, naturally of course, into the building of our new Back Issue boxes.
This is the last week we’ll bring up our “C” logo t-shirt Kickstarter.
Barnes & Noble is having a rough go of book-selling and that leads us to other retailers and their reasons...


Sep 5, 2016

This one goes over the 2-hour mark as Patrick and Dal talk about:
Messy store shelves
The new Back Issue boxes
Chicago’s impending Amazon store
Image Comics moving their offices to Portland
New title announcements from this weekend’s Diamond Retailer Summit
Whose fault is it when a title gets cancelled? The...