Challengers Comics + Conversation was opened on March 31, 2008 by Patrick Brower and W. Dal Bush. Since then, they've been honored not just to be the recipients of awards like Best Comics Shop (Chicago Reader, 2010) and the Will Eisner Spirit of Comics Retailer Award (2013), but to be the local comics shop of some enthusiastic comics fans.
1845 N. Western Ave., Suite 2R
Chicago, IL 60647
1/2 block South of Western & Milwaukee
Across the street (south) from the Western Blue Line Station and the #49 bus stop.
750 N Franklin #103
Chicago, IL 60654
At the corner of Chicago and Franklin
Beneath the Chicago Ave Brown and Purple Line stop
Store Hours at both locations:
Mon - Fri: 11:00 - 7:00
Sat - Sun: 11:00 - 5:00
We do not purchase personal collections of comic books, graphic novels, action figures, trading cards, sports cards or statues.
For those looking to keep an in-store standing order for comics, we offer a free subscription service. It's pretty straight-forward: 10% off anything you preorder, no deposit, no minimum. You can view a copy of our subscription sign-up sheet by clicking the icon below.
LOCAL ARTIST CONSIGNMENT
We stock a variety of books by local artists on a consignment basis. If you're interested in having us stock your book, you can view a copy of our consignment form by clicking the icon below.
CHALLENGERS COMICS + CONVERSATION in Bucktown
Store photos of Challengers in Bucktown from July 2017 by Megan Byrd. www.meganbyrdphotography.com
Challengers is Patrick, Dal, Sam, Ashly, Jeanna, Lizzy, and Kent.
Formerly, Challengers was also Donovan, Jimmy, Alexis, Marija, Gaby, Kaitlin, Patrick R, Molly Jane, Molly Cee, Christina, Rose, and Charlotte.