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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
Will Eisner "Spirit of Comics" Retailer Award Recipient 

Jul 18, 2021

Spatial Considerations
So many plans for updating the look of Challengers, but no time to implement them.
Challengers needs a deep cleaning!
As we get closer to the potential switch-over to Manage Comics, we’re finding more hardware we’ll need to upgrade.
Still hoping to change our Penguin Random House payment...

Jul 11, 2021

Parse That Data
Comics as commodities.
Manage Comics 2.0 is looking good for us.
The last word on Challengers Blue.
Finally… new carpet! And we can use your help moving all the shelves.
Say 10 things nice to 1 thing negative.

Jul 5, 2021

Eternal racking questions.
How many covers is too many (hint: more than 2).
So many shipments from so many distributors.
June sales totals (an overview).
Water damage.
Primordial #1 (by the Gideon Falls team).
Don’t miss out on The Nice House on the Lake!

Jun 27, 2021

Yotsuba&! is returning!
Calling back after we call you.
The weirdness of no masks.
Is it good or is it Spawn?
Patrick really digs Vinyl from Image.
Addressing the Warren Ellis in the room.
Hoarding the new Hawkguy collection.
The new Amazing Spider-Man writing team.
A controversial new figure from DoomCo Designs and...

Jun 21, 2021

This is a Dull Podcast
Upcoming DC books—more hits than not!
Prose writers writing comics.
Updating our Gift Cards on the website(s).
Marvel Legends prices are rising and may rise more.
Have you heard about Phonation? 10 Chicago podcasts on vinyl!
LOKI is a fun show.
Nick Spencer is leaving Amazing Spider-Man.