Challengers Comics + Conversation

1845 N. Western Ave.
Chicago, IL 60647

Current & Upcoming Events

Nov. 23, 2019: GLOW vs the Babyface Signing

AJ Mendez (former wrestling champion, author of the New York Times-bestselling Crazy Is My Superpower) and Aimee Garcia (award-winning actress, currently starring on Lucifer) will be at Challengers Comics on Saturday, November 23, 2019 from noon till 4 PM to meet fans and sign copies of the first issue of their new IDW comic series, GLOW vs the Babyface!

***THIS IS A TICKETED EVENT. YOU MUST PURCHASE A TICKET THROUGH EVENTBRITE TO ATTEND THIS EVENT. NO TICKETS WILL BE AVAILABLE AT CHALLENGERS.***

Past Events

Nov. 13, 2019: Gustavo Duarte “Dear Justice League” Signing

Wednesday, November 13th, 2019 – GUSTAVO DUARTE (“Bizarro” “Guardians of the Galaxy”) returns to Challengers!!

It’s been 5 long years since internationally-renowned artist Gustavo Duarte was last in Chicago (he lives in Brazil, dontcha know), and on that trip he became our bestest friend! Well, we haven’t seen our bestest friend in FIVE YEARS but that's all about to change!

Gustavo will be signing copies of his wonderful new DC Kids graphic novel DEAR JUSTICE LEAGUE (as well as anything else he’s worked on) and we couldn’t be more excited! This one is for the whole family; so bring the kids, Grandma, and Uncle Philo, too!

Did you know Patrick has 2 tattoos drawn by Gustavo? We told you, BESTEST FRIENDS!!

Seriously, we’re incredibly excited that Gustavo is coming back all the way from São Paulo, so let’s be sure to show him how much Chicago LOVES comics!! Thanks.

Gustavo will be signing from 4pm to 7pm on Wednesday, November 13th.

Oct. 26, 2019: Hallowzine Anthology Halloween (Weekend) Signing

Do you love Halloween? As in, you love it so much, you put out your Halloween decorations the day after Labor Day, if you've even taken them down at all? If so, do we have an event for you! Join us on October 26th for a signing of Hallowzine: Sometimes They Come Back. Hallowzine is a horror and Halloween-themed comics anthology produced by Northside Comic Artists. It will be 100+ pages of comic goodness featuring 25 stories by 28 creators, many of whom hail from the Chicagoland area. Five of the creators from the book: Edward Witt, John Golden, Tony Recktenwald, Robin Carnilius, and Jessica Checkeroski will be on-hand to sketch in and sign copies of the newest edition. Plus! Candy! Costumes! Absolute Joy for the Season! We personally volunteer you to participate in this fiendish endeavor!!

Northside Comic Artists is a collective of comic creators based on the North side of Chicago. They hold a weekly drink and draw as well as a number of other art-related events around the city. Do you like drawing? Are you tired of doing it alone? Join them! All skill levels are welcome. You can find out more about them and RSVP for events at northsidecomics.org.

Oct. 16, 2019: X-Men #1 Midnight Release

The Dawn of X is upon us! Join us for this special Midnight (well, let's say 12:01am so no one is confused by what day it is) Release for the first issue of JONATHAN HICKMAN's ongoing X-Men title!

We've LOVED House of X and Powers of X has blown our minds, and we can't wait to see what X-Men brings! And because we're SO impatient, we're letting you buy it 11 hours early! And... everything new for the week will be available at that time, too!

We'll be opening right around midnight Tuesday night/Wednesday morning, and just staying open until people stop coming in (30-45 minutes). Then we'll close up and re-open at 11am.

Oct. 16, 2019: X-Men #1 Midnight Release

The Dawn of X is upon us! Join us for this special Midnight (well, let's say 12:01am so no one is confused by what day it is) Release for the first issue of JONATHAN HICKMAN's ongoing X-Men title!

We've LOVED House of X and Powers of X has blown our minds, and we can't wait to see what X-Men brings! And because we're SO impatient, we're letting you buy it 11 hours early! And... everything new for the week will be available at that time, too!

  • 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.