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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

Nov 24, 2016

Uploaded early for your long Thanksgiving commute!
A long and noisy interview with fellow comics retailer Alli Alleman of Collector’s Paradise in LA. Well, that’s where she works NOW.
See! the comics industry thru younger eyes.
Experience! comics retail from a woman’s perspective.
Marvel! at her...


Nov 21, 2016

It’s Dal’s birthday, but he has a gift for YOU. Maybe.
Tech apologies for episode #287 and a preface to episode #290. That’s not too confusing, right?
3x3: Three things we’ve done wrong and three things we’ve done right. Well, right-ish…
We set up at Pritzker School’s...


Nov 17, 2016

By the Hoary Hosts of Hoggoth!
By the Omnipotent Oshtur!
By Agamotto's All-Seeing Eye!
We saw Doctor Strange on opening night, and we talk all about it!
Lots and lots of SPOILERS!


Nov 14, 2016

17 hours in the future! Our first-ever Australian interview!
An interview with Mitchell Davies from All Star Comics in Melbourne.
All-Star is also an Eisner-winning shop and their ideas on retail mirror that of Challengers, from 9,674 miles away.
This interview was fraught with technical difficulties, but Mitch is a...


Nov 7, 2016

Does the Cubs winning the World Series make people more or less likely to buy comics right now?
Patrick is the REAL hero of the World Series.
Our Civic Duty Discount is back!
Street construction blows.
Choosing to turn a negative customer interaction into a positive one.
We now have people check their bags, but we hate...