Challengers Comics + Conversation

1845 N. Western Ave.
Chicago, IL 60647

Current & Upcoming Events

Sept. 24, 2018: Book Club: All the Answers

The September meeting of CHATTINGERS, the Challengers Book Club, is for ALL THE ANSWERS by Michael Kupperman, published by Gallery 13.

"Joel Kupperman became one of the most famous children in America during World War II as one of the young geniuses on the series Quiz Kids. With the uncanny ability to perform complex math problems in his head, Joel endeared himself to audiences across the country and became a national obsession. Following a childhood spent in the public eye, only to then fall victim to the same public's derision, Joel deliberately spent the remainder of his life removed from the world at large. With wit and heart, Michael Kupperman presents a fascinating account of mid-century radio and early television history, the pro-Jewish propaganda entertainment used to counteract anti-Semitism, and the early age of modern celebrity culture."

Through September 23rd, we're offering ALL THE ANSWERS at 20% off! Then, on September 24th at 7pm, come back to hang out and chat with other fans about it! Snacks and cheap beer will be served.

Oct. 8, 2018: Women's Comics Night: Ghoul Gang

Comic reader beware... YOU'RE IN FOR A SCARE!

It's a night of frights and fun! Dress in your scary best and get ready to tell some scary stories! Or just read out loud some internet creepypasta. Take this night to work on your Halloween costumes and collab on ideas!

On top of that we'll be doing some fortune telling, so be prepared to be granted unsettling knowledge of the future.

Per usual, this event is BYOB and BYO-SNACKS. However, some snacks and beverages will also be provided. And you're more than welcome to bring any of your own crafts you are currently working on!

Oct. 13, 2018: Daniel Warren Johnson "Murder Falcon" #1 Signing

DANIEL WARREN JOHNSON returns to wreak heavy metal havoc on Challengers with MURDER FALCON!

The creator of the Eisner-nominated series EXTREMITY, is signing the first issue of his brand new epic, MURDER FALCON! The world is under attack by monsters, and Jake's life is falling apart: no band, no girl, no future... until he meets Murder Falcon. He was sent from The Heavy to destroy all evil, but he can't do it without Jake shredding up a storm. Now, with every chord Jake plays on his guitar, the power of metal fuels Murder Falcon into all-out kung fu fury on those that seek to conquer Earth.

Daniel will be at Challengers on Saturday, October 13th, from 1:00pm to 4:00pm, signing copies of Murder Falcon #1, Extremity, Space Mullet, Ghost Fleet and anything else you want him to scribble on. Oh, and the soundtrack that day will be legendary. Vinnie Moore! Joe Stump! Marco Sfogli! And more.

Oct. 18, 2018: Last Pick Vol. 1 Signing with Jason Walz

An alien abduction has left behind only those younger than sixteen, older than sixty-five, or too "disabled" to work. In other words, people who weren't a threat - until now. Twins Sam and Wyatt are ready to chuck their labels, break free from their captors, and inspire others to do the same. It's time for "the last picked" to step into the game. Jason Walz pairs vivid world-building and a fast-paced adventure in a beautiful story of sibling devotion. With humor and action, Last Pick shares an empowering message about the dangers of labeling and writing people off. Available in softcover and hardcover editions.

Jason Walz will be signing copies of Last Pick vol. 1 from 6pm to 8pm on Thursday, October 18th.

Nov. 3, 2018: Midnight Mystery #1 Signing with Bernie Gonzalez

Follow the strange adventures of detective Zeke King as his latest horrifying case goes from freaky to fatal when he's hired to find the lost son of a deceased horror host. The mystery begins in the first issue of Alterna Comics' new supernatural horror series MIDNIGHT MYSTERY written and drawn by BERNIE GONZALEZ!

Bernie will be signing copies of the $1.50 first issue from 1pm to 3pm on Saturday, November 3rd.

Past Events

Sept. 15, 2018: Batman Day 2018

It's BATMAN DAY 2018! It's time to celebrate all things Cape Crusader! All things Dark Knight! All things World's Greatest Detective! And that means...

Free Exclusive BATMAN Comic!

Free BATMAN Sketches!

20% Off All BATMAN Products!

BATMAN-Themed Activities! And MORE!

BATMAN DAY will run from 11am to 5pm on Saturday, September 15th.

Sept. 10, 2018: Women's Comics Night: Game Night

Board Games, Card Games, Video Games -- OH MY! It's a Game Night!

You've got that board game you've just been itching to crack open? This is your night! It is BYOBG (Bring Your Own Board Game), but don't fret if you don't have a game to bring; there will be plenty of games to join in on!

Give an elevator pitch of your game to the attendees and recruit new friends to play along with!

Also we'll be projecting some dating sims and choosing our love interest and actions as a group!

And per usual, this event is BYOB and BYO-SNACKS. However, some snacks and beverages will be provided. You’re also more than welcome to bring any of your own crafts or cosplay or art you are currently working on!

Sept. 7, 2018: Ryan Browne GHA New Hardcover Release Party

He’s at it again!! RYAN BROWNE is bringing back GOD HATES ASTRONAUTS, and he’s doing it at Challengers!

Join us (and Ryan Browne) for the Release Party for the brand new graphic novel GOD HATES ASTRONAUTS presents 3-D COWBOY'S 2-D SPECTACULAR! Ryan Browne's Harvey Award Losing absurdist humor series is back in an all new 80 page hardcover graphic novel! Written by Ryan Browne and drawn by RYAN BROWNE, PAOLO RIVERA, RYAN BROWNE, JAMES HARREN, GREG SMALLWOOD, ANDY MACDONALD, RYAN LEE, ROB GUILLORY, CHRIS BURNHAM, ZANDER CANNON, BUSTER MOODY, ROBERT WILSON 4, RYAN BROWNE, JOE QUINONES, and introducing… RYAN BROWNE!

This shindig kicks off at 7pm and goes until 10pm, with an after party at Logan Arcade (2410 W Fullerton Ave). Join us for the ridiculousness that is a new Ryan Browne GHA book! Also, there will be beer, but you knew that, right?

Aug. 24, 2018: God Hates Astronauts Release Party

Ryan Browne appears at Challengers Comics on Friday, August 24th, 2018 to sign the new GOD HATES ASTRONAUTS graphic novel! This shindig kicks off at 7pm and goes until 10pm, with an after party at Logan Arcade (2410 W Fullerton Ave).

  • Shop Hours

    Sunday: 11 a.m. - 5 p.m.
    Monday: 11 a.m. - 7 p.m.
    Tuesday: 11 a.m. - 7 p.m.
    Wednesday: 11 a.m. - 7 p.m.
    Thursday: 11 a.m. - 7 p.m.
    Friday: 11 a.m. - 7 p.m.
    Saturday: 11 a.m. - 5 p.m.