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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.
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Will Eisner "Spirit of Comics" Retailer Award Recipient 

Jan 31, 2022

Contest of Challengers #570
FRUGAL + VICIOUS = FRICIOUS
•Compendiums vs Trades, as more publishers are going for the larger collections.
•The comic shop mainstay that is MAUS.
•A brief interlude about Joe Lycett.
•What non-superhero trades will we always keep in-stock?
•Publishers, it’s okay to let...


Jan 24, 2022

TREADING WATER
•The story of an Avengers Endgame Iron Man Pop Vinyl online order.
•Local Pick-Up is NOT Free Shipping.
•The attempted installation of fiberoptic internet.
•Shopify is changing how we pay them.
•The Herculean task of January Initial Orders.
•SAGA is back!!!!
•A look back to our retailing...


Jan 17, 2022

LADDER UP!
•We have a new ladder and Patrick is very excited for it.
•Why one fan does not like the current Buffy comics.
•Getting next week’s Marvel Comics on Friday rather than Monday.
•How to ring up subscriber purchases when Manage Comics goes down.
•Another Amazing Spider-Man #1 is coming.
•DC...


Jan 9, 2022

NOT MORE DIFFICULT; WORSE
(this episode's title is not in reference to Manage Comics)
•We’re in our new Studiotorium (TM & © 2022 Challengers Inc)
•Checking in with Andrew
•How to do an exchange in Shopify
•Thor #20. Ha ha.
•Thank you, Bad Idea, and no thank you.
•Manage Comics from the User side.
•How...


Jan 3, 2022

WE DID NOT STEAL YOUR PHONE
•I promise you; we did not steal your phone.
•Which of next week’s books have we read? “We” being Dal, as Patrick is so far behind.
•This was the week we switched to Manage Comics, so there’s LOTS of Manage Comics talk!
•Immortal Hulk vol. 10 collection misprint.
•This is a...