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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
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Will Eisner "Spirit of Comics" Retailer Award Recipient 

Jun 21, 2021

This is a Dull Podcast
Upcoming DC books—more hits than not!
Prose writers writing comics.
Updating our Gift Cards on the website(s).
Marvel Legends prices are rising and may rise more.
Have you heard about Phonation? 10 Chicago podcasts on vinyl!
LOKI is a fun show.
Nick Spencer is leaving Amazing Spider-Man.
New...


Jun 14, 2021

Space Ghettos
Supergirl Woman of Tomorrow.
How’d our Six Sidekicks of Trigger Keaton signing go? Hint: Awesome.
Our new in-store mask policy.
Asking for a Spider-Man collection is really asking for _______________?
New week, same ComicSuite running errors.
Still learning how to order thru Penguin Random House.
The...


Jun 7, 2021

Green Lantern after Geoff Johns volume 4.
So many damages from our distribution partners.
Problems with single issue comic backorders.
EVERYTHING is in short supply right now (not just comics) and it’s making people go insane.
The different mindset of the suburban comic shop.
More advance PDF’s please!
Dal really...


May 30, 2021

Black Lives Matter
What’s in Patrick’s pocket?
Delaying the Batman/Fortinite reprints is annoying.
New DC solicits (Batman the World).
Signings are back at Challengers! Kyle Starks & Chris Schweizer, Michael Moreci, Tim Seeley, and Dave Scheidt, for starters.
Maybe we’ll have plans for FCBD after all…
Black...


May 25, 2021

It’s a Linear Path
Friday afternoon dranks.
Bad artists can really make you stop reading a book.
Losing John Paul Leon and David Anthony Kraft.
We have current comic bags available again!
Working with other comic shops. Or not.
What became of our unsold Hank Howard copies?
Low Marvel print runs on Disney+...