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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, 2018

We’re not in Portland. Or ARE we?
It’s the Comics PRO Annual Meeting this weekend. Any news?
Diamond Comics’ new PreviewsWorld Pullbox has a lot of people talking. Is it just an updated version of ComiXology’s old subscription service?
Speaking of Previews, DC Comics is leaving Diamond’s Previews catalog and...


Feb 18, 2018

After years of thinking Challengers didn’t need a women-specific comic-themed meet-up, Samantha Challenger proves us so very wrong.
The ‘hows’ and ‘whys’ of this type of event.
The short-term and long-term goals of the night.
Plans for the next meet-up.
And, Samantha lists her current favorite Manga graphic...


Feb 11, 2018

Patrick is worried about the snow affecting business during the yearly sale. Dal is not.
DC Comics has to new younger reader graphic novel imprints.
This episode has very little editing to show you what these conversations really sound like.
We think there are too many Infinity Countdown-related books in Marvel’s...


Feb 5, 2018

Feeling ownership of the city you live and work in, and putting money back into that very community.
Thanks, Patreon patrons!
Dal wants us to do Patreon-exclusive episode.
Big changes at Valiant this week.
Some really big DC news out this week: DC Nation #0 and the new Action Comics and Superman plans.
More weekly...