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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 

Dec 27, 2021

A “Good Problem” is Still a Problem
•Early solicits for April that we can’t do anything with yet.
•Comic news websites.
•Too much talk about Doctor Who.
•We still don’t “get” social media.
•Looking ahead to 2022.
•Holiday decorations after Christmas.
•Manage Comics Is.
•Movie talk! Sorry. But...

Dec 20, 2021

•Retail at Christmas.
•Somewhere in the episode will be the yearly playing of Stan Lee’s “’Twas the Night Before Christmas” and a new Holiday song from The Divorce Gun!
•Random shipments all throughout the week make it hard to plan your day.
•SO MANY boxes (inside of boxes), as well as bubble...

Dec 13, 2021

The Time Dilation of C2E2
•Checking in with Jeanna!
•C2E2 2021
•C2E2 Pandemic protocol
•Consignment woes
•What we bought at C2E2
•Checking in with Molly Jane

Dec 6, 2021

Finalizing Code
•It’s a Blind Bag, uh, unbagging! And there’s an advent calendar!
•The Manage Comics functionality we’re hoping for.
•A NEW (recurring??) segment!
•Letter carrier blues.
•The good and bad and egregious packing of comic book shipments.
•Product condition salability in the bookstore...