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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

Apr 29, 2019

Listener questions! You (2 of you) had questions (7 questions) and we have answers (way more than 7 answers).
The Doomsday Clock collection plans.
How much effort is a 25¢ comic worth to us?
The upcoming Jimmy Olsen and Lois Lane comics look excellent!
Another retailer tries to co-opt our FCBD Facebook event page.
What...


Apr 22, 2019

New POP Vinyl’s… always new POP Vinyl’s.
Why don’t we do more Patreon Exclusive episodes?
101WKQX did some filming in Challengers this week.
The Little Bird #1 Sales Battle is over.
X-23 is also over, along with all non-Hickman X-Titles.
Marvel Comics’ July 2019 solicitations are insane.
Valkyrie is a comic...


Apr 15, 2019

Never before in 11 years—a $0 cash day!
Jumping thru hoops to be a part of the Wizards Play Network (for the Transformers card game).
Bag-switching is still shoplifting, you know.
Trying to change our payment terms with Diamond.
Contest of Challengers Bingo continues! https://bingobaker.com/play/2017273
There are new...


Apr 8, 2019

First! A conversation with CAKE (Chicago Alternative Comic Expo) organizer Jon Mastantuono about CAKE’s upcoming art auction and what to look forward to for this year’s show.
Not recorded in a moving car!
Dal played host to a group (gaggle? swarm? murder?) of Scouts in-store this Monday.
2019 has seen a sharp...


Apr 1, 2019

We turned 11 today!
It’s the return of everybody’s favorite— a recorded-in-a-moving-car episode (showing you why Car Con Carne is recorded in a stationary car).
Bluetooth hijinks make listening to the first 36 minutes of this episode more challenging than usual! Up to the 36 minute mark.
Contest of Challengers...