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From Challengers Comics + Conversation in Chicago, this is CONTEST OF CHALLENGERS, a comics industry business podcast.
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 3, 2021

What’s the worst weather for the shop to be open during?
Free Comic Book Day is not this Saturday.
The pandemic is still a thing… especially if you’re trying to order Comic Supplies or Manga.
Why are DC Final Orders now 4 weeks out instead of 3?
“Worthless books” and why we’re not a mail-order store.

Apr 26, 2021

Contest of Challengers #530
Cry Wolf
Putting the Biz in Ness.
Man-Bat’s Nite Fort .0
The Beta Ray Bill #1 International Sales Battle is mired in controversy.
Future ordering.
New DC and Marvel series for July.
Fun with balloons… and the police.

Apr 19, 2021

Of course “infrastructural” is a word. And we ARE relating to the basic physical and organizational structures and facilities needed for the operation of a society or enterprise, such as Challengers Comics + Conversation.
Time Before Time, another upcoming Image title, is definitely worth your… time.
Running a...

Apr 11, 2021

Benhur’s safe is safe! Phew!
Seriously, masks are still required in-store!! Sheesh.
7 months of Andrew. Woosh!
Changes in the X-Men titles this summer! Snikt!
New Marvel Legends action figures just announced! Bam!
Bad Idea pins… *Sigh*
“I Don’t Know” is Unacceptable. Humph.
Image’s The Good Asian is an...

Apr 5, 2021

6 Weeks of Aggravation
This week has been a solid week of sales. Is it Easter? Spring Break?
Our windows really need some attention!
Bad Idea strikes again!
Shopify online payment options.