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.
Welcome to a milestone week for the comic book industry! One thousand issues of Detective Comics! --HIGHLY RECOMMENDED-- DETECTIVE COMICS #1000 This 96-page issue is stacked with an unbelievable lineup of talent that will take you on a journey through Batman's past, present and future...plus a sensational epilogue that features the first-ever DC Universe appearance of the deadly Arkham Knight! But who is under the mask? And why do they want Batman dead? The incredible future of Batman adventures begins here. Featuring stories by: Peter Tomasi and Doug Mahnke Kevin Smith and Jim Lee Brian Michael Bendis and Alex Maleev Warren Ellis and Becky Cloonan Paul Dini and Dustin Nguyen Denny O’Neil and Steve Epting Christopher Priest and Neal Adams Geoff Johns and Kelley Jones Tom King, Tony Daniel and Joëlle Jones Scott Snyder and Greg Capullo James Tynion IV and Alvaro Martinez ...and don't forget we'll be selling it at Midnight! --NEW TITLES OF NOTE-- GLOW #1 When the unthinkable happens and the women of GLOW find themselves ahead of schedule, Sam ruins the promise of a wrestling-free weekend with... more wrestling! Robbed of blissful relaxation and forced to raise money to fund their way to the event, the GLOW team is less-than-prepared for their opponents: real gorgeous lady wrestlers. What could possibly go wrong?! DIAL H FOR HERO #1 Miguel, a teen daredevil, becomes the newest wielder of the Hero Dial-a rotary phone-like device that grants the user superpowers for one hour when they dial H-E-R-O. Will he rise as a new hero in the DC Universe or crumble under the weight of responsibility the dial thrusts upon him? SABRINA TEENAGE WITCH #1 Sabrina is a teen witch who's struggling with balancing the double life of high school and her burgeoning powers. Newly relocated to Greendale with her aunts Hilda and Zelda (also witches), Sabrina is trying to make the best of being the new girl in town which so far includes two intriguing love interests, an instant rivalry, a couple of misfits that could turn into BFFs, and trying to save the high school (and maybe the world) from crazy supernatural events. NBD! BAD LUCK CHUCK #1 Cursed at birth, Charlene "Chuck" Manchester hires out her own bad luck, providing disaster where someone else can profit. She can get you that insurance payout fortune-for a price. But bad luck doesn't always go as planned, and when Chuck gets stuck between a dissatisfied crime boss client, a cult leader, and a dogged insurance-fraud investigator, things get... explosive. STREET FIGHTER MENAT #1 Meet Menat, the enigmatic Egyptian fortune teller on a quest to avenge her master's death. But it's not just any villain Menat is seeking... it's the Dark Lord of Shadaloo himself - M.Bison! MERA TIDEBREAKER (DC INK) Princess Mera is teenage royalty and heir to the throne of Xebel, a colony ruled by the other no-so-lost land under the sea, Atlantis. Her father, his court, and the entire kingdom are expecting her to marry and introduce a new king. But Mera is destined to wear a different crown.... When the Xebellian military plots to overthrow Atlantis and break free of its oppressive regime, Mera seizes the opportunity to take control of her own destiny by assassinating Arthur Curry-the long-lost prince and heir to the kingdom of Atlantis SUPER SONS THE POLARSHIELD PROJECT (DC ZOOM) The polar ice caps have nearly melted away, causing devastation to coastal cities. Erratic, deadly weather forces everyone inland, tearing families apart. Jon Kent and Damian Wayne are opposite in every way except one-they are the sons of the World's Greatest Heroes! To uncover a global conspiracy, this unlikely dynamic duo will need to learn to trust each other and work together to save the Earth. --DON’T OVERLOOK-- HEROES IN CRISIS #7, AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #18, FIGHT CLUB 3 #3, SHAZAM #4, FANTASTIC FOUR #8, and MAN-EATERS #7. We’ll see you at Midnight (between Tuesday night and Wednesday morning) for Detective Comics #1000 and all this week’s New Comics!
Sunday, April 21, 2019 Trism Books Marty & Sarah Love Wrestling Challengers Comics + Conversation all proudly present...
CHAMPION'S DAY A book party, live show, and activities for the whole family all-in-one!
This is a ticketed event. A $20 Family Ticket (up to 4 people) includes: • Your choice of either WRESTLING DREAMS (Colt Cabana) or YOUNG BUCKS STAND TALL illustrated hardcover kids book • "What's In a Name" mini-comic from Marty & Sarah • A Comic Book from Challengers • A Marty & Sarah pin • A Bookmark
Activities include: • Live reading of both books by illustrator Erica Weisz and Sarah Shockey. • Family-friendly Marty & Sarah Love Wrestling show • Live drawings • More! • Wrestling Dreams signing by illustrator Erica Weisz.
Also: • A MARTY & SARAH LOVE WRESTLING Merch Table! • Additional copies of WRESTLING DREAMS and YOUNG BUCKS STAND TALL available for purchase (as well as plenty of non-wrestling themed comics!)
Alternate episode title: “High-Fives from Dal!” C2E2 is just about here, and we cannot wait!! …to not have to sell tickets anymore this year. The week’s tally of publishers’ emails. If he didn’t work in comics but still shopped for comics, how would Dal do it? The fun of selling Little Bird #1. Dal built us a new website!! You should give it a look at http://challengerscomics.com Free Comic Book Day details and the announcement of our Little Girls Release Party! Any news come out of Emerald City Comic Con yet this week?
Monday, May 13th, 2019 – It’s a Signing, a Concert and a Party all-in-one! Image Comics creators Nicholas Aflleje and Sarah DeLaine are on a national tour for their brand new graphic novel LITTLE GIRLS and they’re coming to Challengers! And, they’re bringing a party with them, including live music from both KACHI and GENTLE HEAT! And, of course, beer!
This event is tentatively set to start at 6:00pm on Monday, May 13th, 2019.
About “Little Girls”: Something hunts people on the outskirts of town... Sam and Lielet are two new friends living in Ethiopia. They're dealing with the kind of problems that all kids have: judgmental social cliques, condescending adults, alienation... and a legendary brain-eating monster straight out of folklore. Sure, it's not going to be easy, but all they have to do is live through it. Showcasing a quietly unsettling plot and building tension similar to NICK DRNASO's Sabrinaand ADRIAN TOMINE's Killing and Dying, debut creative team NICHOLAS AFLLEJE and SARAH DeLAINE construct a poignant story of otherness and mystery.