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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 

Dec 28, 2020

Spatial juxtaposition.
Emotional dissonance.
We’re Not Santa.
It’s okay to ask us for help. We’re here to help you. Well, not HERE, but in the store.
Mechanical engineering.
Why we’ll never fully embrace Instagram.
Comics of your future: ULTRAMEGA. FEAR CASE.
Thoughts on WW84.

Dec 21, 2020

Post-Future (State)
Current and future payment method protocol.
More USPS shipping delays, you know, like everyone is facing.
A week fraught with ComicSuite programming issues and the dedicated people who constantly try to improve its functionality.
The Infinite Frontier of DC Comics’ future.

Dec 17, 2020

By the Horns!
Elodie hates unicorns. She’s dedicated her life to tracking down and killing them all for trampling her husband to death. Exiled from her farming village, Elodie and her telepathic half wolf/half deer companion, Sajen, search the continent of for clues to the whereabouts of unicorns. When they discover a...

Dec 14, 2020

American Mail
Tony Fleecs, of the upcoming Image comic series STRAY DOGS, is a stand up gent!
What is the Immortal Hulk Omnibus and why haven’t we heard of it?
Posting Special Orders for January comics in ComicSuite has an unexpected obstacle.
Customer anecdotes of the (Fri)day.
The Holiday shipping window is closed...

Dec 10, 2020

If you know Arune Singh then you already know why we wanted to have him on this podcast.
If you DON’T know Arune Singh, you’re about to find out why we wanted him on this podcast.
Like most of us Arune has spent a majority of his life as a comic book fan and reader (and like us, behind the counter).
Unlike most of...