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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 

Nov 29, 2021

Space is Flexible
•It’s “Old Wound” Friday!
•Rule #1 of Challengers was in FULL EFFECT lately.
•It’s a MASSIVE week for both Marvel and DC and both of those deliveries arrived today.
•Decorating for Christmas.
•Reporting the full number of packing/shipping damages from PRH just isn’t worth it.
•How...


Nov 22, 2021

•The evolution of Pullbox (a precursor to its impending death).
•Creating items in Manage Comics.
•It’s been a rough week for the comics industry but a VERY rough week for justice.
•Putting in the FINAL order numbers for X Lives of Wolverine #1 BEFORE initial orders have been placed. Wait, what??
•Nightwing...


Nov 15, 2021

Ransomware
No wrestling toys were bought during the recording of this episode.
(That is a lie)
•Invoicing inconstancies between the various comic publishers.
•A ransomware attack on Diamond Comic Distributors and how it affected EVERYONE in comics retail.
•The complete lack of 1st pressings of the What’s the...


Nov 8, 2021

“Gentrifiers!!”
Not subscribing people to Soul Plumber.
We do not want to hang your flyer.
Prepare for new in-store signage!
Giving our gaming section a facelift.
The different types of comic book buyers.
Upcoming Image releases.
So very many annuals on DC’s Final Order Cutoff list this week.
Thanks again to...


Oct 31, 2021

"A Basic Level of Competence"
•Ordering comics for Local Comic Shop Day.
•Marvel Legends restock.
•Data conversion for Shopify from ComicSuite.
•Tuesday’s massive delivery.
•Patrick got to unpack a Penguin Random House Marvel shipment.
•New books we’ve read: Radio Apocalypse #1 and Robins...