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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.
1845 N Western Ave | Chicago, IL 60647 | 773.278.0155
Will Eisner "Spirit of Comics" Retailer Award Recipient 

Sep 15, 2020

*Recorded early but posted late b/c Patrick had leg surgery last week and just got home.*
Ordering from Penguin/Random House (joined in conversation).
New Batman announcements.
Digital releases we didn’t know about (like DC’s Represent!)
A Patrick leg update. Big news!
Galactus’ daughter.
Batman Day 2020.

Sep 7, 2020

Going BRZRK(R)
A dog walks into the store… stop me if you’ve heard this one.
(EDIT: He walked back in on Saturday! His name is Ollie, not Oscar.)
The hassles of last week’s Lunar shipment (we got another store’s books instead of ours).
Here’s how ComicSuite and Pullbox are messing with us THIS week!

Aug 31, 2020

“You’ve Got This?”
Yes, we have this.
More issues with Diamond’s Pullbox and with their Replenishment shipments.
Patrick’s 30 Years interview with David Harper.
Patrick celebrates said 30 years with a Jack Kirby Captain America tattoo.

Aug 23, 2020

Margaritas at work really help Patrick’s mood.
30 Years of Retailing.
More ideas for Episode #500.
An unexpected benefit of using Pullbox.
An unexpected problem with using Pullbox.
When did the outside of a comic start mattering more than the inside?
A genuinely positive customer interaction (there are MANY during the...

Aug 17, 2020

Being an adult fan of toys.
Just when we get used to wearing masks…
The DC Implosion, 2020 edition.
Pushing The Button.