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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

Aug 27, 2018

Friday started with a Disaster Pizza (™ & ©). Maybe not comic news, but it happened IN a comic shop, so it counts.
Patrick is suddenly very excited for Marvel’s 2019 Conan the Barbarian comic.
…but… Patrick is also furious with Marvel for a variety of reasons. All of said reasons are discussed, don’t you...


Aug 20, 2018

When should we have Daniel Warren Johnson in to sign for MURDER FALCON #1?
There are several new Image comics we’re excited about… MAN-EATERS, CEMETERY BEACH and MCMLXXV (1975). We’ve gotten to read them and are excited for them all, to differing extents. Also, Black Crown’s LODGER.
Closing a second location vs....


Aug 13, 2018

It’s the Gen Con Road Diaries, featuring a bunch of guest stars!
0:03:40 Brad Rooks from Oni Press.
1:05:39 Cory Casoni from Table Titans.
1:12:00 Gabo, artist of “Dead of Winter” and “The Life After.”
1:16:23 Kory Bing, creator of the webcomic Skin Deep.
Plus, occasional check-ins from Patrick and Dal about...


Aug 1, 2018

It’s next week’s episode of Contest of Challengers six days early!
Another midnight release event? Um, pass.
Koyama Press is ceasing publication in 2021, but Annie Koyama will still be an important patron of the comic book arts.
Bongo Comics is also ceasing publication, in October.
Watching new-to-comic-shops...