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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 

Mar 28, 2021

So, anything interesting happen in the comics industry this week?
The majority of this episode is about, of course, Marvel Comics leaving Diamond Comic Distributors in favor of Penguin Random House.
This Wednesday is our 13th Anniversary.
Volumes Bookcafe is closing their shop in our neighborhood (for now).
Square and...

Mar 22, 2021

It’s So Byzantine
This year’s Sale t-shirts are in, but what if we made a 2nd shirt each year?
Free Comic Book Day is still happening in 2021, in August, but what are we doing for it?
Gregg Schigiel has designed our new book mark! He also designs great masks...

Mar 15, 2021

We seem to have broken yet another audio receiver. And by “we” we’re blaming Kent.
Some people find our Rogues Gallery prints fairly valuable.
Protect the Eisner at all costs, Dal!!
Diamond allocations and the Prisoner’s Dilemma.
With 6 months to go, the landlord at Blue is now even more frustrating to deal with.

Mar 7, 2021

New AEW figure announcements and signings!
WandaVision pulling out all the stops (we had not watched Episode 9 before this recording so there are no spoilers at all).
Just knowing a landmine is there only helps you avoid that specific landmine.
The Joker #1, and a look at the cultural impact of the Joker.
Checking in...