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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
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Will Eisner "Spirit of Comics" Retailer Award Recipient 

Aug 2, 2021

"Changing the Calculus"
Masks are once again required in-store.
Will these rising Covid numbers change Free Comic Book Day (Aug 14)?
DC = Doesn’t Care
Constantly having to apologize to subscribers for computer errors we can’t control is exhausting. Talking about it every week, even more so.
Thanks, Patrons!
The...


Jul 26, 2021

Minimizing Chances of Failure
Wearing a coat in July.
Seven Sagas vol 1’s.
Patrick is working on the last Marvel Comics order from Diamond.
Our (probable) switchover to Manage Comics looms ever closer.
I’m sorry, but we’re out of Pokémon cards. Again. Still.
The face of your disappointment.
New Challengers...


Jul 18, 2021

Spatial Considerations
So many plans for updating the look of Challengers, but no time to implement them.
Challengers needs a deep cleaning!
As we get closer to the potential switch-over to Manage Comics, we’re finding more hardware we’ll need to upgrade.
Still hoping to change our Penguin Random House payment...


Jul 11, 2021

Parse That Data
Comics as commodities.
Manage Comics 2.0 is looking good for us.
The last word on Challengers Blue.
Finally… new carpet! And we can use your help moving all the shelves.
Say 10 things nice to 1 thing negative.


Jul 5, 2021

Eternal racking questions.
How many covers is too many (hint: more than 2).
So many shipments from so many distributors.
June sales totals (an overview).
Water damage.
Primordial #1 (by the Gideon Falls team).
Don’t miss out on The Nice House on the Lake!