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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.
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Will Eisner "Spirit of Comics" Retailer Award Recipient 

Nov 27, 2023

HOW MUCH MORE ROPE?
•Post-Thanksgiving retail sales.
•Retailers talking about the Biz.
•A new 1-star review. 
•All we’re really asking is for you to pay for the books you asked us to buy for you.
Contest of Challengers #660


Nov 20, 2023

TOON IN WITH US
•What we sell vs what we buy as consumers.
•Vintage shops vs not.
•Wouldn’t it be fun to sell comic book trading cards again? 
•Our adventure on Toon In With Me.
•Broken web links.
•The free comic books for 2024’s Free Comic Book Day.
Contest of Challengers #659


Nov 13, 2023

COME BACK! GET EXCITED!
•The Marvels was pretty fun!
•Some comics are just bad.
•LOTS of retailer chatter this week about the state of comics.
•What big names can revitalize the Big 2 publishers?
•Imagine trying to run a shop today with only cycle sheets and no subscription management system.
•What does the...


Nov 6, 2023

A LITTLE LESS HAPPY

•Reading publisher previews on Box.com.
•Most comic retailers have been at this a long time.
•Thanks, Patrons!
•The What and Whys of Draft Orders (as promised!!).
•Comics talked about in this episode:
     Crave
     Titans: Beast World
     Batman Santa Claus Silent Knight


Oct 30, 2023

STOP GIGGLING LIKE A CHILD

•Wimpy Kid thief.
•Health insurance premiums.
•What’s up with Blue’s old location?
•Marvel barcode placement.
•SO MANY PRH emails.
•How we would format cover descriptions for invoices.
•Comics talked about in this episode:
      Masterpiece #1
      Somna #1
      Batman Off...