The 100 Greatest Comic Book Stories of All Time

When It Was Cool has crunched the numbers using dozens of Best of Comics, Greatest Comic Books, and Must Read Comic Book Stories lists.  We have polled the visitors to When It Was Cool and these are the 100 Greatest Comic Book Single Issues, Comic Book Runs, and Graphic Novels of all time! Where did your favorite comic book or comic book story rank on the top 100 comics of all time list? Check it out!  Read More.


Werewolf by Night - When It Was Cool Remembers this Dark Marvel Comic Book Series

(10-13-2017) When It Was Cool takes a look back at the 1970s Marvel Comic book series Werewolf by Night which, not only brought the classic Wolfman / Werewolf into the Marvel Universe but introduced us to other new and interesting characters like Moon Knight.  #MonsterMonth continues with a look back at this frightening Marvel Comic book series- Werewolf by NightRead More.


The Tomb of Dracula - When It Was Cool Remembers this Macabre and Dark Marvel Comic Book Series

(10-07-2017) When It Was Cool takes a look back at the dark 1970s Marvel Comic book series The Tomb of Dracula which, not only brought the classic Vampire into the Marvel Universe but introduced us to other new and interesting characters like Blade the Vampire Slayer.  #MonsterMonth continues with a look back at this macabre Marvel Comic book series- The Tomb of Dracula! Read More.


The Twilight Zone #5 and #6 (Gold Key Comics) Comic Book Review

(08-23-2017) Joseph Perry is back with another great comic book review.  This time he takes a look at The Twilight Zone from Gold Key Comics and review two issues of The Twilight Zone television show comic book spin-off.  Read More.


Absolutely Everything You Did (or Did Not) Want to Know About the Most Maligned G.I. Joe Character- The Headman

(07-14-2017) He is a character so unlikable that he was portrayed as being hated by G.I. Joe and Cobra alike! Writers and artist went to great lengths to make him completely hateable with no redeeming qualities because drugs are bad... m'kay? Join us on a detailed look at the G.I. Joe enemy- The Headman.  Read more.


Superheroes I Really Want to Like

(06-10-2017) Karl Stern from When It Was Cool takes a look at some superheroes he really wants to like but hasn't found a great story about them.  This article also contains a free When It Was Cool podcast special you can stream or download. From Ant-Man to the X-Men here are some comic book characters we really want to like!  Read More.


The Outer Limits Issue 5 (Dell Comics) Review

(05-22-2017) Joseph Perry is back to take a look at this 1960's comic book adaptation of the popular The Outer Limits television show which showcases the great art of Jack Sparling.  Comic books from back when it was cool.  Read More.


Marvel Comics 2017 - The Trouble With Marvel

(05-09-2017) Two years ago Marvel Comics had momentum and ate up a giant slice of the comic book distribution pie. Now, there is a steady stream of negative Marvel Comics stories from their controversial diversity comments to the handling of Captain America.  So, what is the trouble with Marvel and why don't they see the point?  Read More.


Free Reading the Marvel Universe in Order Podcast - Fantastic Four #1 Podcast

(04-15-2017) The When It Was Cool family reads the Marvel 616 Universe in chronological order starting with the November 1961 Fantastic Four issue 1 in which the team comes together to face the Mole Man.  This podcast series is a Patreon supporter exclusive but issue 1 is free for everyone.  


Reed Richards is an Idiot

(04-11-2017)  The When It Was Cool family is reading the Marvel 616 universe in chronological order.  Along the way we will make discoveries.  The first of those is that Reed Richards is not, in fact, the smartest man in the Marvel Comics universe but he is actually an idiot.  Read More.


Captain Marvel - Shazam!

(03-13-2017) Karl from When It Was Cool takes a look at one of the most iconic characters in comics - Captain Marvel (Shazam) Read More.


Thor Thursday

(03-09-2017) Karl from When It Was Cool takes a look at one of the most iconic characters in comics - Thor!  Read More.


Red Tornado Tuesday

(03-07-2017) Karl from When It Was Cool takes a look at the visually striking DC Comics character - the Red Tornado!  Read More.


Moon Knight Monday

(03-06-2017) Karl from When It Was Cool takes a look at one of Marvel Comics most mis-understood and under appreciated characters - Moon Knight!  Read More.


King Kong One-Shot (Gold Key) Comics Review

(01-17-2017) Joseph Perry takes a look at the classic Gold Key comic book movie adaptation of King Kong.  Read More.


Batman Issue 1 (DC Comics) 1940 Review

When It Was Cool takes a look back at the iconic Batman solo title debut from 1940 featuring two Joker stories and an early peak at Catwoman, plus Robin the boy wonder.  Batman issue 1 shows us a very different Batman than the one in the modern age, one who kills.  We also get the origin of Bruce Wayne and his transformation into the Batman told for the first time in comics.  Read More.


UFO Flying Saucers (Gold Key) Comics Review

(12-08-2016) Joseph Perry takes a look at the classic Gold Key comic book series UFO Flying Saucers.  Read More.


The Avengers Issue 10 (1963) Review

(11-27-2016) When It Was Cool reviews the 1963 issue of The Avengers Issue 10 featuring Captain America, Iron Man, Thor, Giant Man, and Wasp.  Read More.


Spoiler Free Thoughts on the Dr. Strange Movie

(11-22-2016) When It Was Cool went to see the new Marvel Studio's movie Dr. Strange and here are some spoiler free thoughts about it.  Read More.


KISS Issue 1 by Dynamite Comics (2016) Review

(11-18-2016) When It Was Cool reviews the latest KISS comic book series by Dynamite Comics.  Read More.


IDW Revolution Event Series Review

(11-04-2016) When It Was Cool reviews the ensemble IDW special event comic featuring G.I. Joe, Transformers, M.A.S.K., Micronauts, and others.  Read More.


Open Letter to Marvel Comics - You're Doing Moon Knight Wrong

(10-31-2016) When It Was Cool pens an open letter to Marvel Comics begging them to take Moon Knight back to his supernatural origins.  Read More.


The Avengers Issue 4 (Marvel Comics:  1964)

(10-20-2016) When It Was Cool reviews the classic return of Captain America in The Avengers issue 4.  Read More.


Death of Hawkman Issue 1 (DC Comics:  2016)

(10-07-2016) Karl Stern reviews the 2016 event limited series Death of Hawkman Issue 1 by DC Comics.  Read More.


Death of X Issue 1 (Marvel Comics: 2016)

(10-06-2016) Karl Stern reviews the 2016 event limited series Death of X Issue 1 by Marvel Comics.  Read More.


Atlas Comics Astonishing Issue 13 (Atlas:  1952)

(10-02-2016) Karl Stern reviews the 1952 Atlas comic Astonishing that probably doesn't go where you would expect it to.  The 1950's were a different time folks.  Read More.


Marvel Universe Live in London Review

(09-28-2016) Phil Nourse reviews his experience at the Marvel Universe Live event at London's O2 arena.  Read the article.


Marvel Comics Civil War 2 Issue 5 (Marvel: 2016) Review

(09-26-2016) Karl Stern takes a look at the mess of a mini-series Marvel has gotten themselves into.  It's a fight between two sides over something or other.  Read the article.


All Star Comics (DC: 1942) Issue 15 Review

(09-21-2016) Karl Stern takes a look at a classic Golden Age comic book All Star Comics featuring the Justice Society verses Brain Wave from World War 2 era.  Read the article.


The Flash (DC: 2016) Issue 6 Review

(09-18-2016) Karl Stern takes a look at a new release from DC Rebirth era- The Flash 6 featuring The Flash, Godspeed, and lots of angry people yelling about stuff.  Read the article


Detective Comics (DC: 2016) Issue 940 Review

(09-17-2016) Karl Stern takes a look at a new release from DC Rebirth era- Detective Comics 940 featuring Batman, Batwoman, Red Robin, and more.  Read the article


The Avengers (Marvel: 1963) Issue 3 Review

(09-17-2016) Karl Stern takes a look back at a silver age classic set immediately before the return of Captain America as the Hulk and the Sub-Mariner team up to battle Iron Man, Giant Man, The Wasp, and Thor known collectively as The Avengers.  Read the article


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