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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 

May 25, 2020

Guess what? Patrick’s leg still hurts.
Welcome, all you Kamen Rider message board fans!
Preparing to re-open for in-store business, but then, not.
How DC Comics keeps making life so much harder for us.
DC subscription management issues.
Challengers Blue is done.
Blue bookshelves for sale!!
Making more by selling...

May 18, 2020

Not quite a full episode, but to be honest we've had less coherent ones.
More like 30 minutes of Patrick rambling about how much his leg hurts.
Some comic things are discussed, but we’ll (hopefully) be back next week with a full rundown of current events, and Dal.
Plus, new blinds! Thanks, Drew & Ashleigh!!

May 10, 2020

How filming a dumb IG video put Patrick in the hospital for a few days this week.
New comics May 20th for sure!
DC wants their books to be released on Tuesdays. Too bad, DC.
Which day is the ideal day for new releases?
Marvel’s temporary staggered release schedule.
Marvel’s new digital first initiative. Sorry,...

May 4, 2020

Mental health check-in! Do you want us to ask how you’re doing?
Shipping delays are now the norm for all businesses.
Our Challengers facemasks arrived! And they are… um, masks.
When our in-store inventory doesn’t match our Shopify inventory.
Local pick-up shifts from Chicago Board Game Café to...