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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 25, 2024

•Sixteen years in the same building but with many different building owners/managers.
•Hmmm, can Patrick get Kip Winger to come out for our 17th Anniversary next year…?
•Looking back at the comic shops of Chicago over the past 16 years.
•Dal likes to refresh our website captions regularly.
•The end of...

Mar 18, 2024

•Sorry, we don't price-match with Amazon, because we don't have a market cap of $1,820,000,000,000.
•Single issue sales attrition as evidenced on the sales floor.
•The future of the X-Men comic universe has been revealed!
•A massive Diamond shipping rebate.
•”Minor shelf wear”
•New Publisher...

Mar 11, 2024

•The many, many ways comic shops can sort comics for their subscribers.
•How we think distributors ship their books, geographically.
•”You called?”
•Patrick broke his 3rd exercise bike.
•”Can you call me an ambulance?”
•Comics talked about in this episode:

Mar 4, 2024

•The fresh scent of Challengers.
•February sales are a Challengers record (not a good record).
•Refreshing our Reward program.
•Thanks, Patrons!
•Cancelling wrestling action figures from Diamond.
•Pre-order amounts.
•DC’s Absolute Power event grows.
•Comic talked about in this...