The cold, calculating machine-brain of Challengers, Dal's professional demeanor hides a heart that runs almost entirely on comics and graphic novels. In the trenches of comics retail for almost as long as Patrick, Dal's ready to debate the merits of today's most acclaimed creators and point out the hidden gems of the past. He also occasionally smiles. I saw it once. I think.
Wednesday, January 1st, 2020 - Start your 2020 off right - with comics! Challengers in Bucktown will be opening up at 12:01am on January 1st to sell ALL of the week's new comics and graphic novels, including Marvel's new THOR #1 and STAR WARS #1! We'll only be open until around 1am (and then reopening at 11am for a full day's comic retailing), but if you'd like to get a jump on 2020's great new comics, we're here to help!
This event is ONLY at our Bucktown location, 1845 N Western Ave.
Wednesday, January 29th, 2020 - RYAN BROWNE returns to Challengers for the debut of his and Chris Hastings' new Valiant series QUANTUM & WOODY! Ryan will be appearing at BOTH Challengers Comics to sign books and provide quick head sketches on Quantum & Woody #1, as well as Curse Words, God Hates Astronauts, and all of his awesomely hilarious comics! You can catch Ryan on Wednesday, January 29th at...
RIVER NORTH (750 N Franklin St #103, 312.285.2252) from 4pm to 5:30pm ...and then... BUCKTOWN (1845 N Western Ave, 773.278.0155) from 6pm to 7:15pm.
Don't miss meeting this great creator and starting a terrific new series!
Here’s what you’ll be reading after you come out of your Thanksgiving-induced food coma… --NEW TITLES OF NOTE-- POWER RANGERS TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES #1 The Power Rangers arrive in New York City to find Tommy Oliver (the Green Ranger) but soon discover he's joined forces with the villainous Shredder and the Foot Clan! As the Rangers are sent reeling by this betrayal, they're confronted by the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles! 20XX #1 From JONATHAN LUNA (ALEX + ADA, GIRLS, THE SWORD), this sci-fi thriller for mature readers imagines a not-so-distant future-a world of norms and syms, divided by fear. Syms, a small percentage of the population with telekinetic abilities, form gangs to survive. But division only breeds more division, and Mer and Nuon experience this firsthand as they become entangled in the often dramatic, sometimes violent, but always complex social landscape of sym gang rivalries in Anchorage, Alaska. OVER THE ROPES #1 Step Over the Ropes and into 1990's wrestling. A young high-flyer named Jason Lynn goes off-script in a match to win the world title and sets the southern territory on fire as the face-painted wrestler, Phoenix. Jason's battles between the ropes are only outperformed by his struggles outside the ring. CONAN SERPENT WAR #1 The serpent god SET plans to usher in an eternity of darkness, and only the chosen warriors across time and space have a hope of stopping him. In an unprecedented comics event, Robert E. Howard's characters (Conan, Soloman Kane, Dark Agnes) join forces along with Marvel's Moon Knight, in an all-new saga built on REH and Marvel lore from across the ages! NEW YEARS EVIL #1 Why hello there, readers! It's your Uncle Joker letting you know that this year's DC winter holiday special is not for the good guys. It's all about the folks on Santa's naughty list! Folks like me, Sinestro, Toyman, Harley Quinn, and even an appearance from that timely rascal the Calendar Man. Come sledding with your favorite villains in 10 fantastic tales created by comics' finest talents. THOR WORTHY #1 Walter Simonson's Thor run is widely considered to be not only some of the best Thor comics of all time, but simply some of the best comics, period. Now the legend returns for a special tale about Thor and Beta Ray Bill - with art from Mike Hawthorne and beloved veteran Sal Buscema! VAMPIRONICA NEW BLOOD #1 Riverdale's own bombshell bloodsucker is back! Following the events of the Jughead the Hunger vs. Vampironica crossover, Veronica returns to her own universe, still a vampire. She's not the same, and she knows it. And now she needs answers. But she may not be ready for what she's about to discover! INFECTED DEATHBRINGER #1 Donna Troy is a hero. She's strong, she's brave, she's one of the fiercest warriors on the planet...and she's the Batman Who Laughs' next target for infection! She is done with bringing peace to a world that cannot be trusted with it. She's a woman whose past has been her greatest adversary, and whose newly awakened dark side is ready to burn it all down and forge a new destiny. No more peace. Only...Deathbringer! --DON’T OVERLOOK--- X-MEN #3, BATMAN #84, BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER #10, DIE #10, DOCTOR DOOM #3, SPAWN #303, and MARAUDERS #3. We’re ready for you, December! Give up all of your comic goodness!
Each month, dozens of new titles are available to order. We'd like to take this opportunity to provide you, our valued subscribers, with a list of many of the new one-shots, mini-series, and ongoing series available starting in February 2020. If you see anything on the following list that you'd like added to your subscriptions, just let us know. Orders for these titles are due in by December 20th. After that point, we can't guarantee any orders placed, but we'll do our best to have them here for you. If you've got any questions, please let us know. Thanks!
Wednesday, December 18th, 2019 - Daniel Warren Johnson is signing at BOTH Challengers locations on the same day! In celebration of the release of WONDER WOMAN DEAD EARTH #1, Daniel will be at...
RIVER NORTH (750 N Franklin St #103, 312.285.2252) from 4pm to 5:30pm ...and then... BUCKTOWN (1845 N western Ave, 773.278.0155) from 6pm to 7:15pm.
You don't want to miss the first issue of his stellar DC Black Label debut!
The celebrated creator of Murder Falcon and Extremity and artist of The Ghost Fleet, Daniel Warren Johnson brings bold sci-fi chops to his DC debut with a harrowing vision of Wonder Woman unlike anything you've ever seen. Princess Diana of Themyscira left paradise to save Man's World from itself. When Wonder Woman awakens from a centuries-long sleep to discover the Earth reduced to a nuclear wasteland, she knows she failed. Trapped alone in a grim future, Diana must protect the last human city from titanic monsters while uncovering its secret of this dead Earth-and how she may be responsible for it.