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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 26, 2021

Minimizing Chances of Failure
Wearing a coat in July.
Seven Sagas vol 1’s.
Patrick is working on the last Marvel Comics order from Diamond.
Our (probable) switchover to Manage Comics looms ever closer.
I’m sorry, but we’re out of Pokémon cards. Again. Still.
The face of your disappointment.
New Challengers...

Jul 18, 2021

Spatial Considerations
So many plans for updating the look of Challengers, but no time to implement them.
Challengers needs a deep cleaning!
As we get closer to the potential switch-over to Manage Comics, we’re finding more hardware we’ll need to upgrade.
Still hoping to change our Penguin Random House payment...

Jul 11, 2021

Parse That Data
Comics as commodities.
Manage Comics 2.0 is looking good for us.
The last word on Challengers Blue.
Finally… new carpet! And we can use your help moving all the shelves.
Say 10 things nice to 1 thing negative.

Jul 5, 2021

Eternal racking questions.
How many covers is too many (hint: more than 2).
So many shipments from so many distributors.
June sales totals (an overview).
Water damage.
Primordial #1 (by the Gideon Falls team).
Don’t miss out on The Nice House on the Lake!