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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
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Will Eisner "Spirit of Comics" Retailer Award Recipient 

Dec 5, 2022

CARDED
•A podcast by any other name…
•The 2022 Challengers Holiday cards are in!
•Clearing out lapsed subscription dividers.
•The publishing imbalance of a 5-Wednesday month.
•When Stocky reporting goes wrong.
•Haphazard discounts with Shopify and the Manage Comics Order Helper Tile.
•Dal’s 2 biggest...


Nov 28, 2022

OUT BY WEEK 1
•Recorded on Black Friday!
•Decorating for Christmas.
•Just what are Variant Covers (by Chip Zdarsky via his Substack).
•Laying out the New Releases each week.
•Eminem’s exclusive Spider-Man cover.
WHERE MONSTERS LIE by Kyle Starks and Piotr Kowalski is highly recommended!
•Wait, did...


Nov 20, 2022

BEFORE THE DAWN
•Too many Spawn variant covers.
•The “DAWN of DC.”
•Refunding website orders.
•The Manage Comics Order Helper Tile is LIVE!
•Initial order fun.
•AMC (the channel) Comics.
•Bad Egg Comics.
•Ultimate Fallout #4 cover scam?
Contest of Challengers #612


Nov 14, 2022

OH YES, COMICS
•Our visit to the EXCELSIOR! Art Show opening!
•Why it’s harder to recognize new subscribers.
•James Acaster! What? This is a comic podcast and he’s a comic!
•We just saw Black Panther Wakanda Forever and really liked it!
•Why Shopify keeps pushing back the approval of the Manage...


Nov 7, 2022

WE HUNGER
•Will Morris starts us off! Thanks, Will!!
•Image has several upcoming books we are REALLY looking forward to.
•Batman/Spawn is coming! It’s after Final Order Cutoff, but its Final Order Cutoff period was only 3 days.
•Final Order Cutoff windows are getting longer AND shorter!
•DC has just...