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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 

Aug 28, 2017

This episode is so much fun! Patrick is joined by Toonhound Stuidos’ Cory Casoni and Scott “PvP” Kurtz to talk about TABLE TITANS, their wonderful podcast SURVIVING CREATIVITY (Patrick’s favorite podcast), the KickStarter for BINWHIN’S MINIONS, and so much more!
This episode is the reason Challengers is now...

Aug 21, 2017

Quick recap of our Return Policy (we do not accept returns).
Dal’s not having a good week with super-hero comics, even though our Metal Midnight Release was fun.
Patrick is tired of doing things that benefit other people/business but not Challengers.
So many events are happening!
Non-spoilery talk about The Defenders...

Aug 17, 2017

Patrick, Kent and Cristina continue their Crisis on Infinite Earths discussion in the final of our Crisis episodes.
Tim Drake means a lot to Cristina, as does Dick Grayson.
What drew Cristina to Challengers in the first place?
The hidden humor of Crisis.
We wonder what Batman history is still canon? No Man’s...

Aug 14, 2017

What starts as a discussion about the long-term repercussions of DC’s seminal work of universe-condensing, Crisis on Infinite Earths, quickly digresses into myriad other classic comic tomes, and even some theories about the brand new, and excellent, Mister Miracle!
Dedicated (and immensely knowledgeable) DC reader...

Aug 7, 2017

Welcome to another episode of “Patrick’s Ax to Grind.”
Dal filmed for Pointy (don’t worry; we explain what Pointy is).
Patrick had another rough Friday thanks to Google inventory-checkers.
Our new New Release TV is up (thanks, Jack!)
Weird phone calls, comic shop Google reviews and a cute kid story.
The huge...