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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
ChallengersComics.com
Will Eisner "Spirit of Comics" Retailer Award Recipient 

Apr 15, 2024

BLACK TIE
•The Future Of Comic Book Retail
•Apparently we are not a “Legacy” shop.
•”Marcus” and his comic book. And a black tie.
•People keep asking to have signings at Challengers.
•3 new X-Titles and X-Men ’92 vs X-Men ’97.
•Waaayyy too much television digression. Sorry.
•Lunar’s waxy new...


Apr 8, 2024

ENTHUSIASM OVER KNOWLEDGE
•A very full inbox.
•Leaving tasks for the other person.
•Upcoming Events with: Brian Azzarello, Stephanie Phillips, Sarah Becan, Sage Coffey, Bianca Xunise (and more!)!
•Publisher price changes are always a surprise.
•Misplaced retailer concerns.
•Prioritizing sales over...


Apr 1, 2024

IN SEQUENCE
•We have now officially been open for 16 years! Yow!
•Keeping the “local” in local events.
•C2E2 is fast approaching.
•Wanting to refresh every aspect of the shop.
•Some of the many books being published in June.
•Thanks, Patrons!
•Taskmaster 
Contest of Challengers #678


Mar 25, 2024

XVI
•Sixteen years in the same building but with many different building owners/managers.
•Hmmm, can Patrick get Kip Winger to come out for our 17th Anniversary next year…?
•Looking back at the comic shops of Chicago over the past 16 years.
•Dal likes to refresh our website captions regularly.
•The end of...


Mar 18, 2024

X-CHANGES
•Sorry, we don't price-match with Amazon, because we don't have a market cap of $1,820,000,000,000.
•Single issue sales attrition as evidenced on the sales floor.
•The future of the X-Men comic universe has been revealed!
•A massive Diamond shipping rebate.
•”Minor shelf wear”
•New Publisher...