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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

Mar 27, 2017

New reusable tote bags. Large poster re-stock. Pop vinyl re-stock. Large all-ages graphic novel re-stock. Sale t-shirts are in. A whole bunch of new local comics and zines (thanks to Women’s Comics Month). We’re trying to put every penny back into the sore.
The Challengiraffe prototype has been made by DoomCo...


Mar 23, 2017

It’s a special mid-week bonus episode as Patrick interviews artist Ashley Riot.
What started as a Women’s Comics Month interview turned into a full episode!
Ashley tells about growing up as the only anime/manga fan she knew and what it’s like to find other people and places of similar interests.
Already a...


Mar 20, 2017

This episode is a series of mini-interviews with the creators that set up for the first half of Women’s Comics Month 2017 at Challengers.
Chloë Perkis
Bianca Xunise
Lauren Burke & Monica Ras
Amber Huff
Rosie Accola
Sara Kloskowski
Marie Enger
Andrea Bell
Rebecca Rothschild


Mar 13, 2017

NOT RECORDED IN A MOVING VEHICLE! You’re welcome.
There’s a bunch of Marvel things to talk about: Legacy numbering, movie/TV advertising and geo-targeted character interaction, yet another new X-Men team book. We like SOME of this.
We are 1 week into Women’s Comics Month. How is it going?
1st quarter 2017 sales...


Mar 6, 2017

This is mercifully the last of our recorded-in-the-car episodes, on the way home from Memphis, Tennessee.
Friday and Saturday of the conference in one episode.
Valiant suite party.
Workshop recap.
The Keynote address!
Stocking more Young Adult books.
32 roundtable discussions.
Dinner with :01 First Second. (also, the...