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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 

May 14, 2018

My Boyfriend is a Bear is out now and really fun!!
Spectacle by Megan Rose Gedris is out in 2 weeks and we’re having a circus-themed release party for it!
Free Comic Book Day 2018 is over, so of course we’re working on Free Comic Book Day 2019. Ideas come out organically in this very discussion.
Contest of Challengers has a new logo… borrowed from a current DC comic.
DC is starting to offer incentive variants and we’re not really on board with this plan.
More and more people are wanting just the DC variant covers each week. We’ve had more people ask for this week’s Suicide Squad variant than we can sell of issues off the shelf. How does that even happen?
Young Animal is ending in August.
We’ve heard rumors of a few new DC titles and creative team changes.
Bud Plant will no longer exhibit at San Diego, after 48 years.
Random House is starting their own all-ages graphic novel imprint, and our friend Gina Gagliano is heading it! This is amazing news for the comics industry!
John Barber is the new Editor-In-Chief of IDW Publishing.
Black Badge is the new BOOM! Studios comic from Matt Kindt and Tyler Jenkins. Thing black op boy and girl scouts.
There is a “Men in Comics” panel at TCAF this weekend and it sounds wonderfully hilarious.