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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 

Dec 26, 2022

•March solicitations from DC and Marvel. But mainly DC.
•What the cold has done to the store and Patrick’s car.
•Next week is HUGE, but not as huge as we originally thought…
•Will Final Order Cutoffs ever get easier/quicker to do?
•Fun with the shop printer.
•Santa came to...

Dec 19, 2022

•Holiday sales have yet to really be a thing. Thanks, crappy weather!!
•IT TOOK LUKE is on a bunch of 2022 “Best Of” lists!
•There’s no news at the end of the year.
•Boxing up out Variant Covers.
•Too much off-the-sales-floor overstock!!
•Manga volume sales are hot or cold,...

Dec 12, 2022

•Address-ing the situation.
•DC 1st Issue Special vs Marvel Premiere.
•Dal has read Batman/Spawn for you! But not TO you.
•Kyle Starks is on a roll!
• AI art in place of human artist art.
•Doctor Strange returns.
•Starting over at #1.
•Stella Challenger probably has more books on her...

Dec 5, 2022

•A podcast by any other name…
•The 2022 Challengers Holiday cards are in!
•Clearing out lapsed subscription dividers.
•The publishing imbalance of a 5-Wednesday month.
•When Stocky reporting goes wrong.
•Haphazard discounts with Shopify and the Manage Comics Order Helper Tile.
•Dal’s 2 biggest...

Nov 28, 2022

•Recorded on Black Friday!
•Decorating for Christmas.
•Just what are Variant Covers (by Chip Zdarsky via his Substack).
•Laying out the New Releases each week.
•Eminem’s exclusive Spider-Man cover.
WHERE MONSTERS LIE by Kyle Starks and Piotr Kowalski is highly recommended!
•Wait, did...