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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 

Jan 25, 2021

On the Rocks.
We join the recording in-conversation about the act of viewing Wandavision. We don’t talk about the show itself, but the art of trying to stay spoiler-free in today’s social internet age.
Subjective not objective.
The Bad Idea Preview Book dropped and it’s bringing out the worst in too many...

Jan 18, 2021

Don’t Let Perfect be the Enemy of Good
No, the Sale is NEXT month.
Why do so many people need x2 copies of all the Future State books?
Our new Instagram name.
Tom Taylor is writing Batman? Santa must have gotten Patrick’s letters!
Seriously, Kaijimax is SO SO SO GOOD.
Previews Dal has read: Shadecraft, Orcs and...

Jan 11, 2021

Our yearly “I Love You But I’ve Chose Comics” sale is coming up and Anissa Espinosa designed this year’s shirt!
The difficulty getting the Transformer “Scorponok” and other items.
Week 1 of DC’s Future State is under way, so how are they doing?
This week’s annoyance: Star Wars High Republic #1.

Jan 4, 2021

Our Year, In Words. 
It’s a look back at our 2020, in as chronological of an order as we can remember but seen thru the eyes of 2 people that have come out the other side with our business intact. So less of a “can you believe that??” look back and more of a “so that happened” reminiscence.
There’s also a...