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From Challengers Comics + Conversation in Chicago, this is CONTEST OF CHALLENGERS, a comics industry business podcast about the businees of running a comic book shop.
Hosted by Challengers' owners Patrick Brower and W. Dal Bush.
1845 N Western Ave | Chicago, IL 60647 | 773.278.0155
Will Eisner "Spirit of Comics" Retailer Award Recipient 

Apr 22, 2024

•Dented packaging.
•Charging delinquent subscribers interest…?
•DC’s 5-book release week.
•FCBD output.
•California’s Earth-2 is closing, and their reasons make perfect sense.
•Results of the ComicsPRO Retailer Survey.
•Patrick read a ton of advance PDF’s (and most of the books...

Apr 15, 2024

•The Future Of Comic Book Retail
•Apparently we are not a “Legacy” shop.
•”Marcus” and his comic book. And a black tie.
•People keep asking to have signings at Challengers.
•3 new X-Titles and X-Men ’92 vs X-Men ’97.
•Waaayyy too much television digression. Sorry.
•Lunar’s waxy new...

Apr 8, 2024

•A very full inbox.
•Leaving tasks for the other person.
•Upcoming Events with: Brian Azzarello, Stephanie Phillips, Sarah Becan, Sage Coffey, Bianca Xunise (and more!)!
•Publisher price changes are always a surprise.
•Misplaced retailer concerns.
•Prioritizing sales over...

Apr 1, 2024

•We have now officially been open for 16 years! Yow!
•Keeping the “local” in local events.
•C2E2 is fast approaching.
•Wanting to refresh every aspect of the shop.
•Some of the many books being published in June.
•Thanks, Patrons!
Contest of Challengers #678

Mar 25, 2024

•Sixteen years in the same building but with many different building owners/managers.
•Hmmm, can Patrick get Kip Winger to come out for our 17th Anniversary next year…?
•Looking back at the comic shops of Chicago over the past 16 years.
•Dal likes to refresh our website captions regularly.
•The end of...