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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

Jun 30, 2019

Why was last episode a day late?
Genre-racking graphic novels, one year later.
The polarizing business strategy of Colorado’s Mile High Comics.
The future DC Comics rebranding and a brief look back at all their previous imprints.
Comics growing with you as you age.
War of the Realms and the current state of Marvel’s...


Jun 24, 2019

The marketing genius of Taylor Swift.
J.J. Abrams’ Spider-Man.
37,000 photo views?
No, X-Men Grand Design X-Tinction #2 did NOT come out this week.
Getting an 8th-grader to work for school credit.
Marvel Comics #1000+1
Superman Year One
Really fun Teen Titans Raven signing announcement.
Contest of Challengers Bingo...


Jun 16, 2019

Mistaken identity!
Thanks, Patrons!
Making money vs. making people happy.
Buncha new comics news! Legion, Flash, Harley & Ivy, King Thor, etc.
Absolute Carnage post-credit scenes.
The DC Artgerm Poster Portfolio.
The Comic in a Box game we haven’t played.
Upcoming events!
Contest of Challengers Bingo...


Jun 9, 2019

Markisan Naso joins Patrick for a wide-ranging conversation that covers it all!
Designing a comic-themed beer!
Earlier years of comic book journalism and Darwyn Cooke.
Of course they plug Challengers’ upcoming Voracious signing with Markisan and Jason Muhr on Saturday, June 22 (11am – 3pm). I mean, they’d be fools...


Jun 2, 2019

We 100% value you, our Wednesday Angels (Wednesday Angels ™ & © 2019 Challengers Inc).
A not-short story about trying to buy a new car (but it relates to comics retail, we promise).
The follow-up to last week’s Tom King news.
Soliciting orders for a 2nd print before the final orders are due for the 1st print.
White...