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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 

Nov 30, 2020

Rats! Or as Adam Ant would say, Car-Car-Car-Car-Car TROUBLE!
Black Friday at Challengers.
The newest incarnation of Sidekicks is LIVE!
Diamond’s rule on posting new comic images to social media.
This week’s comics: Doctor Doom, Power Pack and the end of X of Swords were all exceptional!
Upcoming comics: Dal really...

Nov 23, 2020

Print is Irrelevant.
Cyclops was Wrong (about Cyclops).
Another fun week of DC Comics Final Order Cutoff numbers.
What if Marvel made pizzas?
Brian Hibbs’ take on the future of DC Comics (read the full column here:
Will the Future State...

Nov 16, 2020

About vs “ABOUT”
What does the new Chicago “Stay at Home” advisory mean for Challengers?
We do not want to read books about people dealing with Covid-19.
Image’s HOME SICK PILOTS is real good, y’all.
Geoff Johns and Gary Frank have an Image book coming out in April, “Geiger”.
Kaijumax continues to be one...

Nov 9, 2020

Paul Cornell is amazing and we rave about “I Walk with Monsters”!
When Dal broke.
It seems Patrick is unfathomably frustrated by people wanting to spend more money.
Disappearing DC special orders.
Finding a new mass email client.
The brief story of Bamboozle.
Converting the Kallax back issue shelves to fit 3 boxes...

Nov 1, 2020

And the Family Grows.
Haaaaavvvve you met Andrew?
Why it’s so hard for smaller publishers to get their books noticed on the stands (specifically this week’s Legend of Mandrake the Magician and Sympathy for No Devils).
Paying it forward.
Even more theft of Marvel Legends.
Ironing out our Chicago Bag Tax...