This is for all our Midwest readers, specifically those in the Windy City:
Challengers Comics in Chicago is having their one-year anniversary party this Saturday night! Starting at 5pm, the shop (located at 1845 N. Western Ave #2R) will have food, drink, and $1.00 back-issues.
“We didn’t want this to be our store and customers just shopped here,” said Challengers co-owner Patrick Brower in a press release. “We wanted it to be the customers store and we just happen to work here.” W. Dal Bush, the other co-owner, added, “We wanted a store that brought a high level of professionalism to our retail industry. Comic books are now in the mainstream. More Hollywood blockbusters than not are based off them. The New York Times now has a best selling graphic novel list. We are proof that the family unfriendly, grimy disorganized stereotype of a comic shop is history.”
Comics and community always go well together, so if you’re in the area, I’d suggest you check it out!