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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
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Will Eisner "Spirit of Comics" Retailer Award Recipient 

May 20, 2024

FOLD-ER 
•Welcome to Contest of Challengers with Charles and Dale! 
•Archiving comics on our website.
•UPS shipments.
•Card game ordering, and lack thereof.
•(More) New X-Titles!
•Comics talked about in this episode:
     LAWFUL #1
     GROMMETS #1
     PROFANE #1
Contest of Challengers...


May 13, 2024

GETTING A HANDLE ON FCBD 
•What happened to our front door handle?
•Smoke N Snack’s front window nightmare.
•How was Free Comic Book Day?
Contest of Challengers #684


May 6, 2024

INTELLECTUALLY? 
•Bad customer service.
•Gotta get them Back Issues!
•Setting up for FCBD.
•Thanks, Patrons!
•Our C2E2 experiences.
Contest of Challengers #683


Apr 29, 2024

THE FUTURE OF COMIC BOOK RETAIL
LIVE from Conference Room S403 at McCormick Place, it’s the C2E2 panel discussion, THE FUTURE OF COMICS RETAIL with Patrick, W. Dal, Katie Pryde (Books With Pictures, Portland), and Dimitrios Fragiskatos (Anyone Comics/Everyone Comics, NY).

The sound quality is a little iffy on this one...


Apr 22, 2024

I’M NOT EVERYBODY
•Dented packaging.
•Charging delinquent subscribers interest…?
•DC’s 5-book release week.
•FCBD output.
•California’s Earth-2 is closing, and their reasons make perfect sense.
•Results of the ComicsPRO Retailer Survey.
•Patrick read a ton of advance PDF’s (and most of the books...