Patrick Brower has spent years refining and honing his comic retail expertise (he calls the process "refoning", possibly trademarked), and he's put all his lessons learned to work for Challengers. If you need someone at a comic store to be able to go from amiable to gregarious straight on through to winning, all while divining the book you've needed your whole life without realizing it, Patrick's your guy.
Business as usual. Oh, and the words “mom” “teen” and “backdoor” were in this episode, not necessarily in that order, but were edited out. Other than that, we pretty much stick to comics stuff, and a little Star Trek.
We do not talk about the Eisner Awards this week (yet) but instead this episode is almost divided into 2 equal parts about creators altering characters to suit a story and the changing viability of a perceived secondary consumer market. Or, to put it another way, Transformers comics and the X-Box One.
Dal is on vacation this week, and it takes not one, not two, but THREE, three other Challengers to replace him. It is, as the title suggests, a coterie of Challengers this week. So of course we talk about donuts.