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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 

Apr 27, 2020

How do you display your action figures and their accessories?
Updates to DC Comics’ new distribution plans and Diamond.
Our new online Shopify store is LIVE!
New Bucktown Pick-Up hours for May. And how the extended Illinois shelter-in-place will change what we’re...

Apr 19, 2020

Why we no longer swear on this podcast (for now).
The Friday News Dump.
DC Comics’ new distribution plan/ultimatum.
Keeping you (and us) safe when we’re allowed to re-open.
Challengers masks!
How creators are helping retailers.
Our new Shopify online store.
Making stupid videos to connect with the people we can’t...

Apr 13, 2020

The Comics Industry is Broken
Comics are great! The comics industry isn’t.
Comics distribution 40 years ago vs Today.
Ordering comics in October 1981.
When Back Issues were king.
#LibcomixRA Wednesdays: Boost Your Local Comic Shop
The adjusted Diamond shipping schedule (for now).
No events for the foreseeable future,...

Apr 6, 2020

Sticking to our weekly routines.
Still NO new comics,
When the Illinois stay-at-home is lifted, what will be better for us…
     A. Opening back up BEFORE Diamond resumes shipping new comics?
     B. Opening back up AFTER Diamond resumes shipping new comics?
     C. Opening back up AT THE SAME TIME Diamond resumes...