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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 

Dec 29, 2016

We talk all about the brand new Star Wars movie, Rogue One, and that includes major plot points, so consider yourself warned.
Lots of spoilers!
Dal loves all movies Star Wars!
Patrick is indifferent.
One of them fell asleep during the movie!
One of them has seen it twice in the first 24-hours of release...

Dec 25, 2016

Happy Holidays from Challengers!
The Holiday buying season is in full swing!
How do YOU shop for gifts? In-store? Online? Outsource?
Gift-giving is way more Patrick’s thing than Dal’s.
Helping people find Christmas presents, especially when they’re not familiar with comic shops, is kind of the best thing.

Dec 19, 2016

Happy Holidays from Challengers!
We maybe start out by talking about Christmas music for a little too long…
And then we maybe talk about toys for kinda long, too.
2017 is starting off great for events at Challengers!
Ryan Browne and Ashley A. Woods, and Amber Benson and Sarah Kuhn, all in January.
Women’s History...

Dec 12, 2016

Sandwich indignity!
Buncha movie trailers have just been released and they mostly look good!
It’s hard out there for a pimp comics retailer. Retailers around the country are vocalizing their current difficulties.
What do comic readers and fans OWE comic retailers? What do the creators and publishers owe...

Dec 5, 2016

We have our first ever Holiday sale next week.
Sales are trending down across the industry because readers are no longer engaged.
Event recapping: Local Comic Shop Day and Art Baltazar. Were YOU there?
What could make Local Comic Shop Day a success?
How would we engage people without the internet?
Rounding up for...