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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 

Sep 12, 2021

"Weirder and More Stable"
It’s the first week for Marvel Comics single issue Final Order Cutoffs thru Penguin Random House.
Manage Comics’ most recent thought stream makes our excitement build, even if the release date is pushed back.
Experimenting with Shopify’s point of sale system.
Supplies and Funko Pops trade...

Sep 6, 2021

"Please Choose Returnability"
Still no DC data in ComicSuite means no one can subscribe to November’s DC books (UPDATE: DC books have been added to the system after we recorded).
We’re kind of bad a promoting new comics and merchandise via social media.
Cover I.D. I don't remember what this refers to, but it was in...

Aug 30, 2021

"Broken Links in the Supply Chain"
The regular occurrence of graphic novels damaged in shipping.
Patrick has been doing this for 31 years.
Huge week for DC! So many stores did not get their new comics in time for Wednesday, AND DC is having to delay a lot of books for supply reasons.
Ingram is on top of it all!
2 of our...

Aug 23, 2021

More Questions answered about Manage Comics.
Store improvements this week: door leak guards, 2 new door thresholds, new carpet runners and 17 new window banners!
Also new – Challengers Birthday card, I Love You But I’ve Chosen Comics enamel pin and the Patrick + Dal heads 2-pin set!
Our Free Comic Book Day...

Aug 16, 2021

Carpet Diem
Patrick is SO high strung right now. He can feel the cable starting to fray…
Free Comic Book Day is NOW! Although it’ll be over by the time you hear this.
Our last 7 days, in order. SO much stuff happened!
The process of getting the carpet installed.

Special thanks to:
Kent Challenger