Off Panel #76: The Year in Comics Retail with Patrick Brower

On the 2016 finale for Off Panel, the co-owner of the Eisner Award winning comic shop Challengers Comics + Conversation, Patrick Brower, joins the show to talk about the year for his shop and the state of comic book retail as a whole. He shares how his shop did this year, what worked, what didn’t, Rebirth, Civil War II, what he thinks is driving some of the retailer doom and gloom, whether he think it’s different than the usual doom and gloom, what he’s hearing from other shops, what he loved in comics in 2016, what he’s excited for in 2017, and more.

Patrick is the co-owner of Challengers Comics + Conversation in Chicago. You can find Challengers on the web and you can follow them on Twitter or like them on Facebook.

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Header image is the front of Challengers Comics + Conversation. Intro and outro music is Vulfpeck’s Outro from their album Vollmilch. Thanks to the band for letting me use the track.