The next expansion for the Transformers Trading Card Game, "War for Cybertron I: Siege", is out on June 28th, and we're hosting a launch event! Starting around 7pm, we'll be playing a round of Sealed Deck ($25 entry, 6 boosters of WFC Siege provided, deck constructed from those 6 packs), followed by some casual Constructed play. As this is a Sanctioned event, we'll be providing EXCLUSIVE promo cards for attendees while supplies last! This event will be new player friendly, so fans of all skills can attend!
This event starts after 7pm on Friday, June 28th. Sealed Deck starts at 7:30pm. Sealed Deck is $25 to play, Constructed is free to play.
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!
Friday, July 12th, 2019 - Challengers is crazy-excited to announce a DC Ink signing for TEEN TITANS RAVEN with #1 New York Times best-selling co-author of Beautiful CreaturesKAMI GARCIA and artist GABRIEL PICOLO!
Teen Titans Raven is part of the DC Ink line and appropriate for readers 13-and up.
“When a tragic accident takes the life of seventeen-year-old Raven Roth’s foster mom—and Raven’s memory—she moves to New Orleans to live with her foster mother’s family and finish her senior year of high school.
Starting over isn’t easy. Raven remembers how to solve math equations and make pasta, but she can’t remember her favorite song or who she was before the accident. When strange things start happening—things most people would consider impossible—Raven starts to think it might be better not to know who she was in her previous life.
But as she grows closer to her foster sister, Max, her new friends, and Tommy Torres, a guy who accepts her for who she is now, Raven has to decide if she’s ready to face what’s buried in the past...and the darkness building inside her.”
Kami and Gabriel will be at Challengers on Friday, July 12th, from 4:00PM – 6:00PM. Copies of Teen Titans Raven will be available for purchase at that time.
Saturday, July 20th, 2019 - Join us for the debut of a brand new supernatural crime comic book series, ASHES. Writer JEREMIAH WOLFE and artist ARCHANGELO CRELENCIA will be on hand signing copies of the very first issue from 2:00pm - 4:00pm.
"Connor Kilpatrick died 20 years ago and yet he still walks the earth. He and his wife were brutally murdered by a ruthless Irish mobster and his crew. As he lay dying in a hospital bed he was visited by Death and given a choice. Live out his soon to be short life, or serve as Death’s assassin maintaining the balance of the universe by eliminating criminal threats to it. Now 20 years later Connor has become Death’s top hitman and has stumbled upon the possible whereabouts of the men who dispatched him and his beloved wife. Connor must make a choice to either objectively perform the duty he has sworn to uphold, or to exact the vengeance that he has long desired regardless of the paradox it may cause. Ashes is a supernatural, neo-noir, crime thriller that takes a gritty look at the afterlife and those who operate in the shadows of both sides."
About Jeremiah Wolfe: Jeremiah Wolfe was born on July 20, 1981, in Enid, Oklahoma. He grew up with a love of the outdoors, movies, music, and, of course, comic books. After graduating from Enid High School in 2000, he began studying theater performance at Oklahoma State University; where he would eventually end up with a BA in Theater. While attending Oklahoma State, he and a group of friends watched a Second City tour group performance. This event prompted him to move to Chicago to study improv and sketch comedy at the Second City Theater. Eventually he was accepted into Second City’s conservatory. There he noticed his interests began to shift from acting to writing. Following his graduation from the conservatory in 2009, he helped start a sketch comedy web series called Winter & Construction in which he wrote and preformed in many sketches. Later he returned to one of his first loves, comic books. In addition to Ashes, Jeremiah has written the all ages comic book series Kid Ninja.
About Archangelo Crelencia (@TheArchangelo): Archangelo Crelencia began his creative career as a graphics specialist/illustrator for the US Air Force. After a two-year stint in Nebraska, he was assigned to the USAF Thunderbirds in Las Vegas, where he was first introduced to computer generated design/illustration. Upon leaving the service, Angelo pursued a BFA degree in Visual Communications in Chicago, where he currently works as a senior art director in the advertising industry. In his spare time, Angelo freelances on projects that include illustrations, logos and storyboards. He recently got back-to-basics by reintroducing himself to life drawing and painting with acrylics. A die-hard Star Wars fanatic and anime addict, Angelo draws his inspiration from sci-fi, animation, music and comic books.