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From Challengers Comics + Conversation in Chicago, this is CONTEST OF CHALLENGERS, a comics industry business podcast.
Hosted by Challengers' owners Patrick Brower and W. Dal Bush.
BUCKTOWN | 1845 N Western Ave | Chicago, IL 60647 | 773.278.0155
RIVER NORTH | 750 N Franklin St #103 | Chicago, IL 60654 | 312.285.2252
Will Eisner "Spirit of Comics" Retailer Award Recipient 

Mar 24, 2020

No More New Comics
A new episode immediately after the previous new episode! Things are changing THAT RAPIDLY.
Diamond Comic Distributors dropped a HUGE announcement about the immediate future of the comic book industry.
David Harper,, and Daniel Warren Johnson lend a hand.
Yes, we’ll have New Comics this...

Mar 23, 2020

Speculator demographics.
Artists Writers and Artisans released their first 4 comics on the same day.
More super-upbeat and not-at-all-depressing Covid-19 talk.
We’re shut down! ALL of Illinois is.
What can we do about it?
How are Publishers helping Retailers during this time?

Mar 16, 2020

This episode has basically 2 main topics. What we’re doing as a result of the Covid-19 Coronavirus and Bad Idea comics. Trust us, there is plenty of ground to cover with both topics.

Mar 9, 2020

A Challenger Loves Ya (Contest of Challengers)
Who are we and what is this podcast?
Challengers loves ya! Well, *A* Challenger loves ya.
The spread of coronavirus Covid-19 is, understandably, wreaking havoc on comic convention schedules.
Paying rent shouldn’t be this complicated.
Implementing ideas that we got from...

Mar 2, 2020

Wednesday in-store anecdotes, recorded as they happened.
The final week of selling C2E2 2020 tickets! Yay!
All the way from Tel Aviv, fellow retailer Jackob Sareli joins us on the frozen, late-night streets of River North!
River North also got a visit from the Fallen Angel, AEW wrestler Christopher Daniels!
Our Friday...