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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 30, 2018

Ever wonder just how the comics find their way onto our shelves and into your subscription box? This episode is an in-depth look at how Patrick and Dal spend their Tuesdays, from driving to the warehouse to putting books on the racks, and every step in-between.
Plus, Kent Challenger introduces you to Tarbus the Tardigrade.

Apr 23, 2018

Probably the last time we’ll talk about Action Comics #1000. This time, how the Midnight Release went, and how it compares to previous midnight releases.
It sure seems like Marvel wants a piece of DC’s Action cover success with all their upcoming Amazing Spider-Man #800 covers (with still more to -be-announced). Too...

Apr 16, 2018

Action Comics #1000 is out this Wednesday (at 12:01am). How many covers do you plan to buy?
Are you ready for the Bendis era of Superman? Superman’s past 5 years have been kind of rocky…
Nick Spencer and Ryan Ottley’s Amazing Spider-Man looks like it’s going to be great. Their Free Comic Book Day issue is a lot...

Apr 9, 2018

It’s a busy week as we talk about the Diamond Retailer Summit, C2E2, a new BOOM! Studios retail initiative, two Richie Kotzen concerts, filming the “My Comic Shop Country” documentary and, of course, BaconFest Chicago. Strap in as this one is over 2 hours!

Apr 1, 2018

We proudly announce our creator line-up for this year’s Free Comic Book Day.
What comic-themed gift can you get for someone that works in a comics shop?
Protecting the privacy of our customers (from other customers).
Challengers has been in business for 10 years!
A brief history of how Challengers started and what it...