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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 25, 2020

Nah Man, We’re Good.
…but thanks for thinking of us.
Another new layout for Sidekicks, decided upon in real time (Recorded first but added to the end of the episode, and the we still talk about it at the new start. What is even happening??).
Too much cardboard!!
Plush cake.
Lunar Distribution becomes the only...

Oct 19, 2020

Where’s Your Human Compassion?
TMNT The Last Ronin is going to be HUGE and now for more reasons than just the story.
DC Comics starts 2021 off with FUTURE STATE, the possible future of all their characters.
Sometimes catching a shoplifter is sad.
Have you read WE LIVE, AMERICAN RONIN or STILLWATER? You should.

Oct 11, 2020

It’s the 500th episode of Contest of Challengers!
An update on our status with Blue’s landlord.
An update on the status of Red’s lease.
Our dream front window artist.
Patrick and Dal each ask the other 5 questions about the store, comics retail and comics in general.
It’s a double-length anniversary episode and...

Oct 5, 2020

Grave-Robbing Chadwick Boseman
We will not be carrying the Todd McFarlane “B” cover to Spawn #311.
A look-back to the All-New All-Different Marvel Comics of Fall 2015.
Thanks, Patrons!
The changeover to Retail Management Hero.