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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 

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.



Aug 10, 2020

It’s as if people have already forgotten there’s a global pandemic.
Fun interactions with ‘customers.’
The tools with which we learned to sell comics are no longer valid.
The invisible tastemakers of todays comics.
TMNT The Last Ronin is going to be huge!
Does anyone care about the 10 covers for Detective...

Aug 3, 2020

11 years of this Podcast!
SO many projects to get done at the store.
‘Caution Codes’ as part of an items name.
Even MORE Alex Ross ‘Timeless’ variant covers are coming.
Not seeing the joy of comics in our work.
An update on using Pullbox.
Thanks, Patrons!