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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

Oct 31, 2016

Oh, Marvel. Oh, oh, Marvel. We have some serious issues to discuss.
Cover price. Page count. Unwanted back-up stories.
Seriously, 80% of this episode is problems we have with the current Marvel product.
#StandWithChelseaCain
Curse Words looks great! And other new books for January 2017.


Oct 27, 2016

As it seems that Patrick and Terry are almost the same person, this half of the interview is more about pro wrestling and heavy metal than it is about comics, but it always comes back around to comics. Just like life!
When these two get together over a bottle of Jameson (yes, there was Jameson), you never know what’s...


Oct 24, 2016

It’s the first time CoC was recorded in someone else’s comic shop!

Terry is the owner of Third Coast Comics in Rogers Park.

How did he get into comics?

How did he get into retail?

All the influences that make him the man and comic book retailer he is today.


Oct 17, 2016

We’re up for a Time Out Love Chicago Award for best Bucktown shop! Just where is Bucktown, anyway?
Do comic books count as “media” for media mail? Hint: They do not. So just how do we mail comics?
We hate Marvel Comics’ paper stock for their covers.
Lots of damages lately from Diamond Comics, our distributor.
Do...


Oct 10, 2016

After weeks apart, Dal returns to Contest of Challengers and it’s like no time has passed at all.
New York Comic Con is happening as this episode is recorded, so we talk about new announcements such as Batwoman, Justice League America and Supersons, Neil Gaiman’s American Gods, Warren Ellis and a TMNT/WWE crossover....