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(10-12-2019) (Zones: Comic Books) Even now I look back at The Tomb of Dracula Marvel comic book series from the 1970s and wonder what I, as no more than an eight year old kid, was doing buying this comic book. It featured dark and heavy themes and was far more adult oriented than other mainstream Marvel Comic books of that era. The Tomb of Dracula was published by Marvel Comics from April 1972 to August 1979. Read More.
(10-10-2019) (Zones: When It Was Cool Podcast) The flagship podcast of the When It Was Cool Network is back and Karl and Tonya gather together this eclectic list of music for your Halloween enjoyment! The songs we suggest range from the fun and lighthearted to the occult and horrific. There are bound to be several you never even thought of and you might even find a new favorite! Black Sabbath, Led Zeppelin, Ozzy, Rob Zombie, Rush, Pink Floyd, Dio, Disturbed, and even Charlie Daniels Band! Get ready to put together the definitive Halloween horror playlist!
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(10-09-2019) (Zones: Comic Books) Reviews for the Joaquin Phoenix 2019 psychological thriller Joker have been all over the place with some loving the movie and viewing it as a masterpiece while others have been far less kind. When It Was Cool saw Joker on opening weekend and I left the theater feeling like I had just watched one of the best movies of my life. Joker is complicated on many levels but so is the comic book character on which it is based, so are the issues and themes addressed in the film, and so is life. Read More.
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(10-06-2019) (Zones: Horror) Comic book creator and host of the Uphill Both Ways Podcast- Mike Imboden, takes a look at numerous internet website rankings of the best and greatest horror movies of all times, crunches the numbers, and comes up with the Internet’s Top 31 Horror Movies of All Time! Now you can watch a classic, critically acclaimed, horror movie every day in October! Celebrate #MonsterMonth with When It Was Cool and check out Mike’s list of these classic horror movies. Read More.
(10-04-2019) (Zones: Retro Pop Culture) This is an updated and expanded article by Joseph Perry, one of our favorites ever at When It Was Cool, as he looks back at ten great childhood memories from Halloween including great Ben Cooper costumes, scary sound tracks, Halloween games and gimmicks, monsters, and comic books! This is an amazing trip down retro Halloween lane! Read More.
(10-03-2019) (Zones: Horror) DOLLS! What is it about dolls? A doll is a small version of a human without actually being human. They have features like a human making them look real without actually being real. To many, this is what makes dolls so creepy. It’s the uncanny valley vibe that one gets from a doll that brings them an eerie creep factor. This is the age of the “creepy” doll. Join Tonya from When It Was Cool with her feature article about the age of the creepy doll! Read More.
When It Was Cool Newsletter - Issue 6 and Podcast Special
(10-02-2019) (Zones: When It Was Cool Newsletters) It’s the monthly When It Was Cool Newsletter and podcast special available to all Patreons from the $1 support level and up. This newsletter contains all the updates that were made at When It Was Cool during September so you don’t miss anything. It includes our article on 1980 pop culture, Moon Knight, lucha libre movies, and tons of pro wrestling history updates. Check it out!
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It’s Monster Month Again at When It Was Cool! What is this Monster in My Closet? Or, Seed of Chucky Revisited!
(10-01-2019) (Zones: Horror) Every morning as I get ready for work I see this strange Frankenstein-like creature staring at me from my wife’s side of the closet. Now I know the story and I wish I didn’t. You can also call this article, “Karl learns about a movie he hopes he never has to see.” Read More.
(09-29-2019) (Zones: Retro Pop Culture) 1980 was an interesting year in popular culture. Star Wars returned to theaters with the critically acclaimed Empire Strikes Back. The Pittsburgh Steelers won the Super Bowl. Pink Floyd informed us that we don’t need no education. The neon 1980s kicked off with a bang. So call call Blondie and jump on an Airplane and join us with a look back at retro pop culture in 1980! Read More.
When It Was Cool Podcast - Episode 84 - Haunts, Disney, and other Matters
(09-26-2019) (Zones: When It Was Cool Podcast) On this episode of the When It Was Cool Podcast from WhenItWasCool.com Karl and Tonya discuss Ma (the movie), upcoming haunted attractions including Netherworld, Disney Plus streaming service, Ozzy Osbourne in a new song, our new re-sell buy and trade group, and much more! A fun filled edition of the flagship podcast!
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(09-23-2019) (Zones: Comics) Thank you Cullen Bun (writer), Ibrahim Moustafa and Matt Horak (pencilers), Mike Spencer (colorist), and Joe Sabino (letterer) for bringing Moon Knight fans one of the best treatments of the character in years: Moon Knight Annual 1 (2019) “Acts of Evil”. What a fantastic, tremendous, and engaging comic book as we finally see Moon Knight outside of his own head for a change and back to his superhero roots battling fan favorite villain Kang across time. Read More.
(09-19-2019) (Zones: Horror) Halloween haunt attractions are a favorite topic annually with When It Was Cool, and as the Halloween season is just a few dried leaves away, a new horror film set in an extreme haunt is out. Scott Beck and Bryan Woods, the co-screenwriters of last year’s excellent creature feature A Quiet Place with its director and star John Krasinski, both cowrite and direct Haunt, a shocker set in the modern day that hearkens back to such drive-in fear fare as Tourist Trap (1979) and Terror Train (1980). Joseph Perry reviews two horror themed movies. Read More.
(09-11-2019) (Zones: Horror) The amazing indie thriller Reckoning is one of the absolute best films of 2019, anchored by Danielle Deadwyler’s superb performance as Lemon Cassidy, a wife and mother who lives on a small piece of land in Appalachia. The area she lives in has its own codes and laws, and when her husband goes missing after being sent on a dangerous mission by a local matriarch, Lemon must find him quickly before a villainous family takes its revenge on her and her young son. Join Joseph Perry as he tells us more about this film festival. Read More.
(09-06-2019) (Zones: Wrestling) The following is a running list of Lucha Libre related milestones and Lucha Libre movies compiled by Juan Nunez from Mexico up to 1969. There's plenty of stuff between 1970 and the 90's as well, but I felt like I had to cap this list because it was a lot. Most movies are listed by the exact release date, but some are listed with a year because their release date is unknown. Read More.
(08-25-2019) Our popular Moon Knight article has been updated to reflect the breaking news that Marvel Comic’s Moon Knight is getting his own series on the upcoming Disney+ streaming service. And yes… I have updated the article to include that popular Moon Knight meme everyone is searching for featuring Dracula. Read More.
(06-08-2019) (Zones: The 100 Lists) It’s time for another massive When It Was Cool ranking of pop culture and retro pop culture. We’ve poured over tons of “Best of” and “Greatest” lists of superhero movies, averaged all the rankings, and have come out with the consensus 100 best superhero movies of all time list! These range from the big boys like Marvel and DC to smaller films you may have forgotten. From the 1950s to 2019 this list is packed with the 100 greatest superhero films you’ll ever see! Read More.
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The 100 Greatest Comic Book Stories of All Time - The Most Popular Article at When It Was Cool
(Zones: Comics / The 100 Lists) 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.
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