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.
Saturday, June 24th, 2019 - Joe Corallo and Liana Kangas, creators of the brand new Vault Comics series SHE SAID DESTROY, are coming to Challengers!
But... it's not just a signing-- it's an ALL DAY HANG OUT!
Joe and Liana will... Sign your books! Liana may even doodle in them! Talk about comics! Pet your dog! DIscuss the final season of Game of Thrones! Eat Italian ice (probably!)! Have pizza (not WITH you, but you can watch THEM eat it)! Wonder why it's so hot in the store! ...and more!!
Come and meet your 2 new best friends and leave with a (signed) great comic and stories you can tell your grandkids about!
Just your average episode with 2 comic shop owners talking about business! How we now order DC “B” covers. Ordering for July is soul-crushing. The difference between schilling and imparting information. Filling requests by any means necessary. Reporting all damages, shortages and overages. An alternate take on Free Comic Book Day. When the deep discount offer just isn’t worth it, even if you qualify. Is it time to stop hosting signings and events? Contest of Challengers Bingo continues! https://bingobaker.com/play/2017273 Co-hosted by Mitchell Davies from All Star Comics in Melbourne, Australia!
What is Marvel Comics #1000? I’m sorry, we mean WHY is (it called) Marvel Comics #1000? How do we keep track of customer wants when they ask for books that don’t yet exist? We’re looking at YOU, 3 Jokers… Baker & Taylor, our secondary distributor, no longer wants our business (or that of any independent bookstore). Oni Press and Lion Forge are merging. That’s causing layoffs and some employees are not taking it well. Should they? Well-known DC Comics artist Patrick Gleason has just signed an exclusive contract with Marvel. Is he the last of the 1-company artists? We survived our first (and last 12-hour Free Comic Book Day! Did YOU have fun? Contest of Challengers Bingo continues! https://bingobaker.com/play/2017273
We feel like you're here for the comics, is that right? Well let us tell you about some of the new ones... WAR OF REALMS SPIDER-MAN & LEAGUE OF REALMS #1 It's another War of the Realms tie-in. Spider-Man must Frodo-Up and lead this ragtag group of SCREWBEARD THE DWARF, UD THE TROLL, RO BLOODROOT THE WIZARD, SIR IVORY HONEYSHOT THE LIGHT ELF and TITANYA THE MOUNTAIN GIANT as the new LEAGUE OF REALMS. As Spidey is a terrible leader, could this team possibly achieve ANYTHING?! WAR OF REALMS STRIKEFORCE WAR AVENGERS #1 It's another War of the Realms tie-in! While two other Strikeforce teams head out to other realms, Captain Marvel leads the fight to reclaim the Earth! But even with a crew of heavy hitters (Weapon H, Captain Britain, Venom, Deadpool) and two of the best spies on the planet (the Winter Soldier and the Black Widow), Carol's fighting a losing game. Malekith's allies are without number - and the battlefield bigger than any Carol's commanded before. GIANT MAN #1 It's another War of the Realms tie-in. Why isn't it called WAR OF REALMS GIANT MAN? No idea. Anyway, at the behest of All-Mother Freyja, four men must rise to monstrous heights and infiltrate the most savage territory of New Jotunheim: Florida! Get it? Monstrous heights? They're all giants! Also, why isn't called Giant MEN?? Come ON, Marvel!! DREAM DADDY DAD DATING COMIC BOOK It's another War of the Realms tie-in! Oh, wait, no. Sorry. I just got in that habit. Dream Daddy: A Dad Dating Simulator invites the player to Maple Bay, where they play as a single Dad new to town and eager to romance other hot Dads. The comic series tells five standalone stories, each focused on different Maple Bay Dads, their kids, and their relationships with one another. STAR WARS AOR LANDO CALRISSIAN #1 Former smuggler LANDO CALRISSIAN has a beautiful dream: a life of leisure and luxury as the totally legitimate BARON ADMINISTRATOR of CLOUD CITY. All he needs to do is take care of his money troubles with one last, big scam. But what will get in his way the most - his bad luck or this annoying sense of ethics he seems to be developing? Co-starring LOBOT! Don't forget to read this in Donald Glover's voice. SCIENCE COMICS CARS Put the pedal to the metal with Science Comics: Cars, the latest volume in First Second's action-packed nonfiction graphic novel series for middle-grade readers! In this volume, you'll learn where cars came from and how they work. When you pop the hood, what are you looking at? How does gasoline - or electric batteries, or even steam - make a car move? Rev up your motor and take look at the combustible history of the automobile and its explosive effects on our modern lives. ALL TIME COMICS ZEROSIS DEATHSCAPE #0 Written by Josh Bayer and Josh Simmons, featuring artwork by Bronze Age maverick Trevor Von Eeden! In collaboration with fearless indie cartoonist Gabrielle Bell! This #0 issue is the perfect intro to the new wave of ATC and it's the first appearance of The Red Maniac! Why bother even telling you what it's about, right? ...and there's plenty more where those came from! Hope to see you soon!
It’s an interview episode with Nicholas Aflleje & Sarah DeLaine from the brand new Image Comics graphic novel LITTLE GIRLS. Who are they? What is Little Girls about? How did it come about? They’re going to be at Challengers on Monday, May 13th, for a full on release party! Featuring LIVE MUSIC from both Kachi The Band and Gentle Heat! More info on all the music!! Kachi The Band: https://kachitheband.bandcamp.com/ Gentle Heat: https://gentleheat.bandcamp.com/ And check out the Little Girls Soundtrack: https://littlegirlsognmusic.bandcamp.com