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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 

Jan 7, 2019

Do you think the Bears will make it to the Super Bowl? Against the Chargers? (EDIT: Um... no)
It’s January, so that means it’s once again time for others to predict the death of the direct market!
Graphic Novel sales seem down in stores across the country, but not at Challengers.
DC’s Zoom and Ink are a good idea but we don’t know that they’ll land with our customer base.
The white-washing of Damian Wayne.
Yes, the industry is evolving, but it needs to evolve.
All the problems retailers are identifying now feel like things we’ve already been thru.
2018 sales by category vs 2017 sales.
Patrick’s niece was in Australia on her honeymoon, so we asked her to swing by All-Star Comics in Melbourne and give them a little Chicago care package.
We’re pretty excited for WrestleKingdom 13, but it’ll have happened by the time you hear this, so never mind.
Post-credit tribute to Mean Gene Okerlund (from CoC #314).