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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 

Apr 25, 2022

•All Gwenpool, all the time!
•Handling collected editions.
•Why we collect what we collect.
•Why are these comics being made and who are they for?
•Why we find it difficult to stock variant covers.
•We can’t order everything…
•Oh, backorders. When will you fill?

Apr 18, 2022

•Chipotle SHOULD sponsor us.
•Manage Comics functionality we’re still hoping for.
•Marvel in April. Not so many comics…
•Remembering disbursement (that’s what my notes say).
•Missing solicitation/press release information.
•IDW’s 9 new originals.
•A weird PRH delivery from this week.


Apr 11, 2022

•Stealth Marvel cancellations.
•Thanks, Patrons!
•Google sure seems to have their sites set on us!
•Minor store changes.
•The strange allure of POP Vinyl’s. 
•Jon Bogdnaove sold some major art!
•Bookscan numbers for 2021.
•Raise your hand if your school held Scholastic Book...

Apr 3, 2022

•We tuned 14 on the day this episode was recorded!
•A week’s worth of AT&T problems (and no phone).
•Follow-up to our FCBD layout.
•Sometimes calling someone out on the podcast is a GOOD thing.
•Toy Hunting in Kokomo, Indiana!
•Comic Shop hunting, in the same city.
•Sorry in advance, but...