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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

Mar 25, 2019

Detective Comics #1000 is the new C2E2 tickets, for this week, at least.
A minor (Challengers) controversy of an upcoming Previews cover featuring Wicked + Divine.
Our C2E2 2019 recap.
An Epic Photo Opp experience.
The Young Bucks and Kenny Omega are actually on this podcast!
Our early-morning Diamond/Marvel...


Mar 18, 2019

Alternate episode title: “High-Fives from Dal!”
C2E2 is just about here, and we cannot wait!! …to not have to sell tickets anymore this year.
The week’s tally of publishers’ emails.
If he didn’t work in comics but still shopped for comics, how would Dal do it?
The fun of selling Little Bird #1.
Dal built us...


Mar 11, 2019

Current publishing practices we just don’t understand (such as releasing 2 new #1’s one week but 0 the next; uneven numbering).
Who is the new Transformers comic series for? More people than you may realize.
So many good books are coming out this upcoming week!!
An interview with local artist and comic format...


Mar 4, 2019

This episode rundown will not be in the order these topics are discussed on the show.
How we choose each week’s front counter Challengers Choice.
Future Instagram strategy and we don’t mean Gwenpool posts.
Challengers was (very briefly) mentioned on BBC Radio 1.
The 2019 Sale Shirts are in!
Mercenary sales grabs can...