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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 

Jul 27, 2020

We got a Google review that says we don’t look people in the eyes…
We did not receive our copies of Batman #95 this week, mere days after we talked about things going fairly well with the new DC Comics distribution set-up.
The uncertain future of comics and comics retail.
Our webstore/store point-of-sale system...

Jul 20, 2020

Two and ½ weeks of receiving DC Comics from Lunar Distribution.
After getting stuck with SO MANY copies of the tie-in series for War of the Realms and Absolute Carnage, we went really low on all the Empyre tie-ins. And now you all want Empyre tie-ins.
DC is moving their Final Order Cutoff day up by 1 day,...

Jul 13, 2020

Patrick was interviewed by David Harper for’s mid-year check-in.
Richie Kotzen rules!!
Lots of comic companies and retailers got Paycheck Protection loans.
Marvel + Scholastic = The Future.
A brief AEW digression.
Diamond’s Pullbox is here!

Jul 6, 2020

We sure love repeating ourselves!
Sorry subscribers, but your DC pulls will not be in the weekly emails for a while.
We sure love repeating ourselves!
Negan Lives is not a rare comic! Walking Dead The Alien is scarcer.
Wear your damn masks!!
Our first DC Comics delivery from Lunar.
A small shipment of books from British...

Jul 1, 2020

It’s a bonus mid-week episode!
Comic creator Tom Kelly joins Patrick to talk about all the things that go into making your own graphic novel!
Going to school to study graphic design. Getting a job in graphic design. Going back to school to study comic art. Making comic art! Setting up at conventions. Drawing Hello...