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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 

Aug 29, 2022

ADDITIVE TO THE PROCESS
•The 4th Invincible Compendium!
•Why DON’T we buy dirty coins and sports photos?
•”I had to ask!” No, you did not.
•New Marvel Legends packaging.
•We do not ship storage boxes.
•Recommending new series.
•ALZ5K 2022.
•Politics in-store.
•How great is Rachel Bard??
•32...


Aug 22, 2022

TERRIBLE LONG-TERM STRATEGY
•Tom Palmer R.I.P.
•Visiting the Bill Sienkiewicz art exhibit in Libertyville.
•New difficulties getting into our own store!
•The November 2022 solicits are… plentiful…
•Visiting 2 other comic shops.
•The tragic end to our safety pin banner.
•X-Terminators #1 =...


Aug 15, 2022

MANUFACTUTRED COLLECTIBLES
•The audio quality of last episode.
•This week’s Manage Comics Thoughtstream.
•Hachette credit hold.
•Tom Brevoort’s Substack is pretty fun.
•99¢ BACK ISSUE SALE!
•Freebies vs Collectibles. 

Contest of Challengers #598


Aug 8, 2022

ACTIVATION!
•Patrick, Dal and MJ talk about C2E2 in a car with shitty audio. It was a 20-minute conversation in which 10 minutes were completely unlistenable. We have GOT to turn off the phone Bluetooth before we record in the car. Sorry. Bad parts are edited out of the official release, but left in for the Patreon...


Aug 1, 2022

YA(wn)
•SILVERLINE is out now!
•We are years late in making a Young Adult section.
•Manga is a Medium, not a Genre. Except, it is a Genre.
•The eventual return of a Discount Graphic Novel section.
•We wish we were better at promoting the comics we enjoy reading. All of them.
•Manage Comics 2.0 functionality...