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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

Sep 24, 2018

It’s almost time for our health insurance plans to be cancelled!
If you complain that comics cost too much, maybe reevaluate your buying choices.
What if a creator you love did something you have a serious moral objection to?
And yes, there is a comic that shows Bruce Wayne’s penis. If you want it for that reason...


Sep 17, 2018

The new DC Universe streaming service started today. Did we subscribe? If we did, did it work?
The full Batman Day 2018 rundown, and comparisons to past events. Also, looking to 2019 and Batman 80th Anniversary. Also, Patrick cannot count… or add.
Batman Damned #1 comes out next week and it’s already sold...


Sep 10, 2018

From the sound of glass shattering you’d think “Stone Cold” Steve Austin was on his way to the ring, but NO! It’s a break-in at Challengers. And, unrelated, identity theft! It’s a great week for criminals at Challengers’ expense! And we do mean ‘expense.’
Hear how we deal with these types of highly...


Sep 3, 2018

Recorded mere moments before it’s posted, this episode is almost completely unedited. Time the pauses! Count the “ummm’s”!
Do you want your receipt?
No more signatures for chip card purchases?
Paying it forward for younger readers? Probably not.
Some DC news out of this weekend’s Fan Expo Toronto.
A brief...