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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 

Feb 25, 2019

The perception of Challengers to the non-comics population. Apparently we are a business for neighbors to be warned about.
The ComicsPRO Annual Meeting is happening right now, and we’re not there! But retailers and publishers alike are making plans to save the industry, so let’s talk about that!
Specifically DC...

Feb 17, 2019

It is very difficult to sell comics when the device you use to sell said comics does not function.
…and other computer problems for the day.
The liberating feeling of having a problem you cannot solve, and just accepting that and moving on with your day.
Marvel’s just-announced Savage Avengers comic seems like a...

Feb 11, 2019

We’re 2 days into our annual sale and people either take full advantage of it or don’t even realize there IS a sale.
It seems Marvel trade paperback collections CAN be made better and less expensive… but they’re not.
Aside from a little warping, the Kaijumax Deluxe Hardcover is an amazing achievement in deluxe...

Feb 4, 2019

We were guests on the Graphic Novel TK podcast! It was a fun time. Maybe check it out?
Some days Twitter is harder to understand than others.
Peter Cannon Thunderbolt #1 is a good read.
If we thought LAST week was slow due to the cold weather…
What to eat when working on a day when over 200 Chicago restaurants are...