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.
The Double-Release Window How filming a dumb IG video put Patrick in the hospital for a few days this week. New comics May 20th for sure! DC wants their books to be released on Tuesdays. Too bad, DC. Which day is the ideal day for new releases? Marvel’s temporary staggered release schedule. Marvel’s new digital first initiative. Sorry, Hawkeye, Ant-Man and Star fans. Patron comments. What DO we think of Chris Jericho? Curse Words has a massive new Kickstarter happening right now!
Finding Value in Different Things Mental health check-in! Do you want us to ask how you’re doing? Shipping delays are now the norm for all businesses. Our Challengers facemasks arrived! And they are… um, masks. When our in-store inventory doesn’t match our Shopify inventory. Local pick-up shifts from Chicago Board Game Café to Challengers Bucktown starting Monday, May 4th. Our self-imposed rules for our IG videos. Thanks, Patrons! Kenny Omega is a pumpkin-headed dip$#!t!
How do you display your action figures and their accessories? Updates to DC Comics’ new distribution plans and Diamond. Our new online Shopify store is LIVE! https://challengers-comics.myshopify.com/ New Bucktown Pick-Up hours for May. And how the extended Illinois shelter-in-place will change what we’re doing. Explaining to our landlord the impact this all has on our business. The ever-changing release schedule for super-hero movies.
Why we no longer swear on this podcast (for now). The Friday News Dump. DC Comics’ new distribution plan/ultimatum. Keeping you (and us) safe when we’re allowed to re-open. Challengers masks! How creators are helping retailers. Our new Shopify online store. Making stupid videos to connect with the people we can’t see in-store. Thanks to Chicago Board Game Cafe!
Comics are great! The comics industry isn’t. Comics distribution 40 years ago vs Today. Ordering comics in October 1981. When Back Issues were king. #LibcomixRA Wednesdays: Boost Your Local Comic Shop The adjusted Diamond shipping schedule (for now). No events for the foreseeable future, even after we open back up. Football talk?? Weird.