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This week's CHALLENGERS CHOICE is Phoenix #1 by Stephanie Phillips and Alessandro Miracolo.


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Rock Candy Mountain: Complete Collection w/ Signed Bookplate

A Challengers exclusive! "Rock Candy Mountain" bookplate, signed by creator Kyle Starks, limited to 100 copies!



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Do A Powerbomb #1 Challengers Exclusive Cover *SIGNED*

Do A Powerbomb #1 Challengers Exclusive Cover *SIGNED*

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The creator of MURDER FALCON and Wonder Woman: Dead Earth is launching a brand-new limited series!

Lona Steelrose wants to be a pro wrestler, but she's living under the shadow of her mother, the best to ever do it. Everything changes when a wrestling-obsessed necromancer asks her to join the grandest pro wrestling tournament of all time, which is also the most dangerous! It's The Wrestler meets Dragonball Z in a tale where the competitors get more than they ever bargained for!

DWJ and Mike Spicer have created this EXCLUSIVE COVER for Challengers featuring illustrious, world-renowned wrestlers Christopher Daniels, Colt Cabana and Paloma Starr!
SIGNED on the front cover by Daniel Warren Johnson!
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Comics, patches, and pins from one of Chicago's best cartoonists.


Challengers is grateful to be a storefront for one of Chicago's most inventive and passionate comics-makers. Take a look at Rachel's growing collection of poignant and hilarious art objects.

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I love Challenger's they always treat me super well, especially W Dal, Patrick and Molly. I've been coming to them since 2016 and they have never let me down! if you ever need a new comic shop where you need excellent customer service, a subscrition box, and really good recommendations this is the place

Lavell R.
Yelp Reviewer

Amazing staff! MASSIVE selection of items. If they don’t have it, they can most likely order it.

Johnny Martinez
Google Reviewer

Sidekicks is the best place to find original creator driven books for kids.  I'd highly recommend Investigators or anything by Sara Varon.  There's also a ton of "educational" comics that don't feel like learning books at all, just good fun.   I love that the owners put so much effort into this store within a store.  My kid is never disappointed when we come here, thanks again to Dal and Patrick!

Randy L.
Yelp Reviewer

The comic store everyone says you should go to if you are from out of town and I can see why.
Nice layout with lots of comics catering to all tastes and a good selection of related merchandise.
Friendly staff as well.

WH Park
Google Reviewer

my favorite comic store in the city!
They bring in new comics every week and always have the best selections!! They have really allowed me to expand my collection and learn more about the graphic novel comic world !!

Marilyn S.
Yelp Reviewer

I randomly looked up comic book stores in my area while on break and came upon this shop. It's clean, friendly and professional. They had many things I was looking for and even things I didn't know I needed. My questions were answered and looked the taping station to protect my comics. Will definitely be back.

Adrieono Shanklin
Google Reviewer

It's alright. Pretty standard stuff here. They do do events sometimes so that's a plus.

John Paul Y.
Yelp Reviewer

My favorite comic book shop in the Chicagoland area! I've had a pull list here for years. Always stocked with the best new books. Their tpb and HC stock are uncanny. Highly recommended!

Matt B.
Yelp Reviewer

Corporate comic book store all the way, for the slacker crowd I suppose, all the new stuff you could want or order from Diamond Comics. Nothing in the way of other media, like related film or television items, any other media. If you want the newest comics and graphic novels, a great place. For those into comic collecting, horror, sci-fi and fantasy, a real bore.

Barry K.
Yelp Reviewer

Challengers Comics + Conversation

1845 N Western Ave
Chicago, IL 60647

Weekdays 11-6

Wednesday 11-7

Weekends 11-5

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