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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 

Sep 27, 2020

All Apologies
Congratulations Jess & Gabe!
Crazy Pokemon card sales this week.
So much Manga, and needing to reorganize our shelves to fit it.
Every process and procedure we need to sell you comics is letting us down. Every. One.
Our register program is scheduled to change this Monday (from RMS to RMH, if you want to...

Sep 20, 2020

Your Success at Our Expense
AEW Dynamite’s Parking Lot Brawl was one of the best wrestling matches we’ve ever seen.
Patrick is home from the hospital and very, very itchy.
Already planning for Christmas
Our new Little Golden Books display.
Bad Idea was certainly up to some shenanigans this week…
Image Comics now...

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!