2012 & 2011 & 2010 Will Eisner “Spirit of Comics” Finalist, Named “Best Comic Shop” by the Chicago Reader (June 2010) and “Best Comic Book Store” by Chicago Magazine (August 2009), Challengers Comics + Conversation strives to prove that the best thing about being in a comic book store, is being in a comic book store. With a combined 41 years of comic retail experience, owners Patrick Brower and W. Dal Bush endeavor to bring Chicago a full-service, technologically interactive comic store that has the same level of wonder and enjoyment as the comics they sell. And read. And talk about. And champion.