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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 

Oct 28, 2019

Does Dal always believe in Patrick?
A few in-store customer anecdotes.
Do people use the New Release monitor we have mounted over the New Releases?
Patrick went to DoomCo Designs “Survive” art show opening reception.
TV on in the store vs music. And that transitions into a discussion about the disappearance of...

Oct 21, 2019

Do you have Faith?
Are you watching Stumptown? We like it.
The X-Men #1 Midnight Release was a fun success. That leads us to remember the fandom that once saw us go to midnight events outside of the comics industry.
More people are adding all 6 Dawn of X titles, but will they STAY on them?
DC Comics January 2020 new...

Oct 14, 2019

The Batman’s Grave #1 is good. Doctor Doom #1 is also good!
X-Men #1 is out next week (at midnight) but what are the other Dawn of X books going to be about? We don’t know.
Luke Healy is coming to teach a fun cartooning workshop at Challengers!
We have a date for our AJ Lee & Aimee Garcia GLOW vs The...

Oct 7, 2019

How was business on this first Friday in October? Let’s say B+.
Local Comic Shop Day returns this November, and while we took 2018 off, we’re back at it… for one amazing reason.
Thanks, Patrons!
A whole bunch of new comics for 2020, as announced at the New York Comic Con! That’s literally half the...