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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

May 28, 2018

Obligatory Mach Kick (Transformers) reference! There may be one every week moving forward!
An in-depth discussion about a new Yelp review, and the responses we chose not to send.
When comic fans become comic creators, and the role comic shops play in them getting there (via Joe Field’s Twitter, @FlyCoJoe).
We have a...


May 21, 2018

Hyping up the Nerd Cred!
This episode is an official Public Meeting.
The new West Coast Avengers comic looks great!
The Kessel Run vs the Kobiashi Maru (and I am not looking up the actual spelling of those).
Some of the new Marvel #1’s look great. Some do not.
Thundercats Roar is a thing. Thundercats + OK K.O.! +...


May 14, 2018

My Boyfriend is a Bear is out now and really fun!!
Spectacle by Megan Rose Gedris is out in 2 weeks and we’re having a circus-themed release party for it!
Free Comic Book Day 2018 is over, so of course we’re working on Free Comic Book Day 2019. Ideas come out organically in this very discussion.
Contest of...


May 7, 2018

Free Comic Book Day 2018 is history! Hear our complete rundown of how the day went.
Plus! The new BCW Comic Book Bin storage box. And, ONI’s My Boyfriend is a Bear!