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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 26, 2019

D23 is happening right now! What does “D23” stand for, anyway? We don’t know.
Have you seen Marvel’s solicits for November? They get bigger every month (as Patrick gets angrier).
2nd, 3rd and even 4th prints being offered before the 1st print comes out.
Can Spider-Man #1 sell more than House of X #1? We sure...


Aug 19, 2019

Former Pittsburgh Steelers QB Landry Jones joins the XFL! Wait—that doesn’t belong here…
Caroline Cash (Girl in the World) just signed at Challengers! She was a delight and we sold books! But…
Trade-waiting! Is it by subscribers or non-subscribers?
The current trend of comic shops making videos.
Destroying this...


Aug 12, 2019

Patrick is a broken old man.
We so desperately want new carpet! And window blinds!
Making the consumer pay the credit card processing fee.
Paying for “convenience.”
#10 in Sri Lanka, bay-bee!
AWA announced the first book in their new superhero shared universe.
Referencing Brian Hibbs’ latest ‘Tilting at...


Aug 4, 2019

Remember Superman Unchained? Dal doesn’t.
Keepin’ them back issues in order!
When books disappear from your mindset (i.e. Morning Glories).
Thanks, Patrons!
What are the best Event Books, in enjoyment and in money earned?
Surge pricing and the people that merit it.
Happy 10th Anniversary, CoC!