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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 

Jun 25, 2018

Two new waves of Marvel Legends figures have been selling very well.
If you overlooked The Hard Place in its 6-issue run, the trade is out now and it’s worth a look.
3rd week in a row we talk about Game Stop-- they just keep giving us reason to!
How video games are played vs. how comic books are consumed.
DC Comics is...

Jun 18, 2018

Wrestling mouthpiece Jimmy Hart is coming to Challengers this Saturday!
This was almost the week that Patrick retired from comics retail.
Nancy Drew and By Night are 2 new excellent comics that both started this week.
Marvel resurrects both Iceman and the Unstoppable Wasp, both with their previous writers.
Exactly what...

Jun 10, 2018

The new Divorce Gun album “The Waning Days of the World” is available now! iTunes, Apple Music, Amazon, Spotify, 7Digital, iHeartRadio, Napster, Tidal, Rdio, Deezer, Pandora, Shazam, and in-store at Challengers!
Diane Nelson has stepped down from her role as President of DC Entertainment.
Spider-Geddon seems way too...

Jun 4, 2018

Comixology will be producing original, creator-owned comics on their digital platform. We talk about the Forbes article about it.
We’re not opposed to in-store promotion of characters that have a current media presence.
If you could only hear the sounds Patrick makes when reading the monthly Previews catalog for the...