Sometimes people ask us questions. Sometimes we have answers. When those two possibilities align, you can read about it on this page, our answers to Frequently Asked Questions.
What is Challengers?
Challengers is a comic book store in Chicago, Illinois. You find out a little more about our history on our About Us
Where can I find Challengers, besides this webpage?
We're located at 1845 N Western Ave in Chicago. Look for a map, as well as our store hours, on our Location & Directions
Do you have a subscription service?
We do. It's pretty straight-forward: 10% off anything you preorder, no deposit, no minimum. You can download a copy of our sign-up sheet here
Can I manage my subscription online?
You can. We use comiXology, a free service, to let people add or drop titles at any time. All you need to do is head to our comiXology entry
, sign up for a free account, and CONNECT to us on that comiXology page. At that point, we'll add all your currently pulled titles to your online account, and any changes you make online will be reflected in-store.
Do you carry books by local artists?
Absolutely. We stock a variety of books by local artists on a consignment basis. If you're interested in having us stock your book, you can download our consignment form here
Do you buy comics?
No, we do not purchase private collections. We do, however, accept donations that we pass along to local literacy organizations like OpenBooks
Do you know who does buy comics?
There are a few stores in Chicago you can try if you're looking to sell your comic collection.
FIRST AID COMICS
1617 E. 55th St., Chicago, Illinois 60615
773.75.COMICFirstAidComics.comDo you buy comics?
"Yes."Are there specific series/eras you're looking for?
"No. Just decent prices."Specific days you look at collections?
"Call first, ask for James. Available most days."
3244 N. Clark St., Chicago, IL 60657
773.528.1983ChicagoComics.comDo you buy comics?
Some.Are there specific series/eras you're looking for?
Batman, X-Men, Amazing Spider-Man, Wolverine, most Golden and Silver Age comics.Specific days you look at collections?
By appointment only, call and ask for Eric.
2641 N Kedzie Ave, Chicago, IL 60647-1607
773.384.0400G-Mart.com Do you buy comics?
"My answer is not definite, 'Not Really.'"Are there specific series/eras you're looking for?
"I might be looking for recent books, to fill in gaps on our website (www.g-mart.com). You can see if we're missing stuff, and that can clue you in on what we need. We have a small used section; I buy trades/graphic novels starting at $1 or $2 and paying as much as 25% of the cover depending on the book and the shape it's in. Must have an state ID and provide your phone #."Specific days you look at collections?
"The best thing to do is to drop me a line: paul at g-mart dot com and list what you have and we can go from there. Mondays and Fridays would be the best day, but email me first. ESPECIALLY if you have a run of books from the 1960's."
6234 N. Broadway, Chicago, IL 60660
847.863.7450ThirdCoastComics.com Do you buy comics?
"I rarely buy..."Are there specific series/eras you're looking for?
"...but when I do I'm looking for 60's, 70's and early to mid 80's DC, Marvel and Indies."Specific days you look at collections?
"I tend to look at stuff on Thursday Afternoons but mostly I just end up evaluating the books folks hope to sell and then I send them home a bit more informed about what they have but without having sold anything to me."
Do you buy cards/games/coins/stamps/stickers/toys/statues?
No, we do not do any buying.
Do you know who does buy cards/games/coins/stamps/stickers/toys/statues?
No, we do not.
I heard that (CUSTOMER) shops at your store. Can I leave a message or item for them?
Challengers is not responsible for contacting people on your behalf. We will not accept unsolicited messages or packages for our customers.
Why does Dal always wear a suit?
It's the least we can do.