Challengers Comics + Conversation

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.

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Challengers Comics + Conversation
1845 N. Western Ave., Suite 2R
Chicago, IL 60647

In Bucktown
1/2 block South of Western & Milwaukee
Across the street (south) from the Western Blue Line Station and the #49 bus stop.

Store Hours:
Mon - Fri: 11:00 - 7:00
Sat - Sun: 11:00 - 5:00

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Call us at 773-278-0155

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.