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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 

Oct 18, 2021

"Thirsty For Them Robins"
•Pokemon Celebrations allocations were so steep we didn’t even have a chance to order.
•Ch-ch-ch-change… as in coins.
•Social content and platforms that just aren’t for us.
•New DC books for January.
•An impromptu skip week for Image Comics.
•ComicSuite seems to break more...

Oct 11, 2021

"Don’t Make Us Choose Between Your Money and Satan"
Wait… ARE we devil worshipers??
A full week of Molly Jane Challenger! And she did…?
This store is for the young at heart.
The first experience receiving Marvel Comics from Penguin Random House. It was…?
Marvel has changed their Final Order Cutoff lead...

Oct 3, 2021

"Generally Managing"
A brief, yet thorough, history of all past Challengers co-workers.
After months of hints and clues, probably the 4th biggest announcement we could make…
The futures of Challengers starts NOW!
Thanks, Patrons!
The performance aspect of selling comics to families.

Sep 27, 2021

"Multiples of the Normal Cost"
Please wear your mask over your mouth AND nose.
Patreon Free Comic Book Day questions (answered 1 month late).
DC, Lunar AND FedEx all have the potential to upset our weekly DC receiving schedule.
KickStarter survey woes.
Diamond’s Retailer Best Practice Awards are back for 2021.

Sep 20, 2021

"It’s Soul-Crushing"
Playing with our new 1D, Bluetooth, cordless barcode scanner.
The overallocation of both subscriptions and special orders in ComicSuite.
Last episode we talked about having to do Final Order Cutoffs via Penguin Random House for the first time. This week we talk about actually having done...