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About Us

Challengers Comics + Conversation was opened on March 31, 2008 by Patrick Brower and W. Dal Bush. Since then, they've been honored not just to be the recipients of awards like Best Comics Shop (Chicago Reader, 2010) and the Will Eisner Spirit of Comics Retailer Award (2013), but to be the local comics shop of some enthusiastic comics fans.


Challengers Comics + Conversation
1845 N. Western Ave., Suite 2R
Chicago, IL 60647

In Bucktown
1/2 block South of Western & Milwaukee
Across the street (south) from the Western Blue Line Station and the #49 bus stop.

Store Hours:
Mon - Fri: 11:00 - 7:00
Sat - Sun: 11:00 - 5:00

E-mail us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Call us at 773-278-0155

We do not purchase personal collections of comic books, graphic novels, action figures, trading cards, sports cards or statues.


For those looking to keep an in-store standing order for comics, we offer a free subscription service. It's pretty straight-forward: 10% off anything you preorder, no deposit, no minimum. You can view a copy of our subscription sign-up sheet by clicking the icon below.



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 view a copy of our consignment form by clicking the icon below.



Store photos from July 2017 by Megan Byrd.

The chance to talk about the wonders of the comics medium with like-minded customers has grown the roster of Challengers with some engaging and knowledgeable volunteers. Click on the pictures below to learn more about the staff that helps make Challengers what it is.


Last modified on Sunday, 30 July 2017 15:53