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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

Feb 26, 2017

This is the second of out recorded-in-the-car episodes, on the way home from Memphis, Tennessee.
It’s noisy and raining and you don’t have to hear us get lost this time. I mean, we DID, you just don’t hear it.
It’s a full Thursday rundown of the conference.
Marvel talks! How was their year?
DC takes the rest of...


Feb 20, 2017

This is the first of three (3!!) recorded-in-the-car episodes, to and from Memphis, Tennessee.
On the way to the 2017 ComicsPRO Annual Meeting, listen as Patrick and Dal:
-Get lost on I-57!
-Talk about what they expect to be doing all weekend.
-Learn Bane is getting a his own 12-issue series.
-Realize Batwoman, Super...


Feb 12, 2017

Can a geek-centric marketing firm reach the audiences we don’t?
Cancelling FiveStars is harder than getting FiveStars in the first place.
Have you seen Legion? Dal has and likes it!
As we predicted many, many episodes ago, Marvel’s next big “E” event is Captain America-centric and written by Nick Spencer.
Is...


Feb 6, 2017

It’s SALE time! We only do one storewide sale per year and this is it!
We feel like our new title good will is running thin. Like, we can’t get people to buy books just on our say so anymore.
What titles do we hope people buy during the sale?
Do you use lists in your everyday life?
Patrick is falling behind his...