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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.
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Will Eisner "Spirit of Comics" Retailer Award Recipient 

Nov 23, 2020

Print is Irrelevant.
Cyclops was Wrong (about Cyclops).
Another fun week of DC Comics Final Order Cutoff numbers.
What if Marvel made pizzas?
Brian Hibbs’ take on the future of DC Comics (read the full column here:
Will the Future State...

Nov 16, 2020

About vs “ABOUT”
What does the new Chicago “Stay at Home” advisory mean for Challengers?
We do not want to read books about people dealing with Covid-19.
Image’s HOME SICK PILOTS is real good, y’all.
Geoff Johns and Gary Frank have an Image book coming out in April, “Geiger”.
Kaijumax continues to be one...

Nov 9, 2020

Paul Cornell is amazing and we rave about “I Walk with Monsters”!
When Dal broke.
It seems Patrick is unfathomably frustrated by people wanting to spend more money.
Disappearing DC special orders.
Finding a new mass email client.
The brief story of Bamboozle.
Converting the Kallax back issue shelves to fit 3 boxes...

Nov 1, 2020

And the Family Grows.
Haaaaavvvve you met Andrew?
Why it’s so hard for smaller publishers to get their books noticed on the stands (specifically this week’s Legend of Mandrake the Magician and Sympathy for No Devils).
Paying it forward.
Even more theft of Marvel Legends.
Ironing out our Chicago Bag Tax...

Oct 25, 2020

Nah Man, We’re Good.
…but thanks for thinking of us.
Another new layout for Sidekicks, decided upon in real time (Recorded first but added to the end of the episode, and the we still talk about it at the new start. What is even happening??).
Too much cardboard!!
Plush cake.
Lunar Distribution becomes the only...