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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.
1845 N Western Ave | Chicago, IL 60647 | 773.278.0155
Will Eisner "Spirit of Comics" Retailer Award Recipient 

Apr 11, 2021

Benhur’s safe is safe! Phew!
Seriously, masks are still required in-store!! Sheesh.
7 months of Andrew. Woosh!
Changes in the X-Men titles this summer! Snikt!
New Marvel Legends action figures just announced! Bam!
Bad Idea pins… *Sigh*
“I Don’t Know” is Unacceptable. Humph.
Image’s The Good Asian is an...

Apr 5, 2021

6 Weeks of Aggravation
This week has been a solid week of sales. Is it Easter? Spring Break?
Our windows really need some attention!
Bad Idea strikes again!
Shopify online payment options.

Mar 28, 2021

So, anything interesting happen in the comics industry this week?
The majority of this episode is about, of course, Marvel Comics leaving Diamond Comic Distributors in favor of Penguin Random House.
This Wednesday is our 13th Anniversary.
Volumes Bookcafe is closing their shop in our neighborhood (for now).
Square and...

Mar 22, 2021

It’s So Byzantine
This year’s Sale t-shirts are in, but what if we made a 2nd shirt each year?
Free Comic Book Day is still happening in 2021, in August, but what are we doing for it?
Gregg Schigiel has designed our new book mark! He also designs great masks...

Mar 15, 2021

We seem to have broken yet another audio receiver. And by “we” we’re blaming Kent.
Some people find our Rogues Gallery prints fairly valuable.
Protect the Eisner at all costs, Dal!!
Diamond allocations and the Prisoner’s Dilemma.
With 6 months to go, the landlord at Blue is now even more frustrating to deal with.