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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 Patrick Brower and W. Dal Bush. Challengers • 1845 N Western Ave, Chicago, IL 60647 • 773.278.0155 • ChallengersComics.com

May 29, 2017

When DC’s Injustice video game came out 4+ years ago we spent an entire episode playing it. What will we do now that Injustice 2 is out?
We can’t talk about the things we really want to talk about.
There was an article in The Atlantic about Marvel not know how to run their business. Didja read it? We did.
Speaking...


May 21, 2017

This week it’s an episode of Contest of Challenger. Singular.
No, Patrick will not help you find where the letter “T” is in the back issue boxes. You should be able to do that on your own.
We’ve got some sweet new swag: Comics Fists pins and Coexist bumper stickers. Both designed by Patrick and made just for...


May 15, 2017

This episode is told in reverse. We start with Patreon subscribers and an event listing, and then go into comic reviews (kinda) and then industry news and end on store news. It wasn’t planned that way that that is literally the reverse of our usual structure.
We are NOT prepared for the amount of people that say...


May 8, 2017

Wubba lubba dub dub! The Rick and Morty #Rickmobile will be stopping at Challengers on June 1st!
It’s the Free Comic Book Day 2017 after-show!
The day sure started slow…
We had Matt Kindt! And Alex Rosado and Dan Dougherty. And 5 wonderful cosplayers.
Dal had a sketch request for himself and Patrick did his best...