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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
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Will Eisner "Spirit of Comics" Retailer Award Recipient 

Jul 15, 2024

FOR STABILITY REASONS
How the video game Zenless Zone Zero is like working in a comic shop.
BIG Manage Comics update!
Gettin’ them ducts cleaned!
DSTLRY leaves Lunar for Diamond!
We actually like Lunar as a comic distribution company.
Penguin Random House buys BOOM! Studios!
When publishers reuse...


Jul 8, 2024

IT’S NOT AN ERA
Challengers Shelf Sponsorship is live!
https://challengerscomics.com/products/shelf-sponsorship 

The Future of The X-Men starts Now!
Thanks, Patrons!
•Comics talked about in this episode:
     X-MEN #1
     POWER FANTASY #1, #2
     NICE HOUSE BY THE SEA #1
     RED BEFORE BLACK #1


Jul 1, 2024

IT’S JUST NOISE
The new weekly delivery schedule for new comics.
Marvel’s stealth release of Moon Knight Fist of Khonshu #0.
DC’s confidence in Absolute Power #2?
Notable, non-product specific challenges.
Shopify’s 150+ updates.
Diamond’s new Fandomworld.
•Our products in someone...


Jun 24, 2024

“SOMETHING SPECIAL IS COMING”
•July 3rd is going to be a very small week of new comics.
•Tipping.
•Marvel has quietly ended/is ending several series.
•Strange Tales Marvel Legends.
•SAGA, now in a smaller collection format.
•Frustrations when ordering from incomplete solicitations.
•Upcoming comics for...


Jun 17, 2024

TO FACILITATE BEAUTIFICATION
Advance PDF’s from BOOM! Studios and Image.
Shelf Sponsorship—more details!
Website Changes? Dark Mode!
Cute Animal Videos
Rifters #1!
Manga
Contest of Challengers...