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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.
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Will Eisner "Spirit of Comics" Retailer Award Recipient 

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...

Sep 12, 2021

"Weirder and More Stable"
It’s the first week for Marvel Comics single issue Final Order Cutoffs thru Penguin Random House.
Manage Comics’ most recent thought stream makes our excitement build, even if the release date is pushed back.
Experimenting with Shopify’s point of sale system.
Supplies and Funko Pops trade...

Sep 6, 2021

"Please Choose Returnability"
Still no DC data in ComicSuite means no one can subscribe to November’s DC books (UPDATE: DC books have been added to the system after we recorded).
We’re kind of bad a promoting new comics and merchandise via social media.
Cover I.D. I don't remember what this refers to, but it was in...