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.
Thursday, February 27th, 2020 - Zenescope Entertainment is joining Challengers Comics + Conversation of RIVER NORTH for a Pre-C2E2 In-Store Event on February 27th! They'll be bringing new and rare exclusives, new comic books and graphic novels and setting up in River North for the afternoon! They're looking forward to hanging out with their beloved friends and fans in Chicago, IL! This event is happening at the RIVER NORTH location of Challengers on Thursday, February 27th, from 4:00pm - 6:00pm.
As we've done in years past (based on posts from other retailers like Brian Hibbs from Comix Experience), here's our list of the 100 top-selling comics at Challengers in 2019. This list is based on the number of copies each issue sold, with the higher priced issue being listed first in the case of a tie. I'm sure we'll be discussing this list on an upcoming episode of Contest of Challengers, so keep an eye or ear or whatever open for that in the coming week. Otherwise, look over this list and see if you need to check some of these out in 2020!
As we've done in years past (based on posts from other retailers like Brian Hibbs from Comix Experience), here's our list of the 100 top-selling graphic novels at Challengers in 2019. This list is based on the number of copies each title sold, with the higher priced book being listed first in the case of a tie. I'm sure we'll be discussing this list on an upcoming episode of Contest of Challengers, so keep an eye or ear or whatever open for that in the coming week. Otherwise, look over this list and see if you need to check some of these out in 2020!
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 March 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 January 17th. 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!
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!