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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.
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Will Eisner "Spirit of Comics" Retailer Award Recipient 

May 16, 2022

“BIG-HEADED”
•Chicago Podcast Day is next week!
•No more sponsorship.
•We’re big-headed now, we guess.
•Free Comic Book Day wrap-up (with special guests)!
•It’s May, so of course the shop is in the 80’s (degrees, not decade).
•Metal bookmarks, anyone?
•Buy our Exclusive covers (please)!

Contest...


May 9, 2022

“AND” CONVERSATION, NOT “OR”
•More problems with AT&T. This time with a 2nd account!
•No, sorry, we’re still noy doing consignment.
•What is this “Free Comics Book Day” all about?
•Sometimes it’s hard to get people to pick up their free t-shirt.
•Begging for reviews is a bad look.
•Manage...


May 1, 2022

I WILL THROW YOUR COMICS IN THE TRASH
•A broken Bat Grappling gun
•Thor Love and Thunder Marvel Legends are out now!
•Fixed costs (I told you I’d keep it in).
 •Comics for out-of-touch old men.
•Cyclical sales (or was this what I was keeping in? I can’t remember)
•Simon & Schuster billing fun. Seriously...


Apr 25, 2022

WHO ARE THESE BOOKS FOR?
•All Gwenpool, all the time!
•Handling collected editions.
•Why we collect what we collect.
•Why are these comics being made and who are they for?
•Why we find it difficult to stock variant covers.
•We can’t order everything…
•Oh, backorders. When will you fill?
•Marvel...


Apr 18, 2022

•Chipotle SHOULD sponsor us.
•Manage Comics functionality we’re still hoping for.
•Marvel in April. Not so many comics…
•Remembering disbursement (that’s what my notes say).
•Missing solicitation/press release information.
•IDW’s 9 new originals.
•A weird PRH delivery from this week.

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