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The 100 Greatest Comic Book Stories of All Time

(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.



Spider-Man Verses the Sinister Six 3.75 Inch Action Figure Box Set Review

(Zones: Toys & Action Figures) When It Was Cool takes a look at the seven figure Spider-Man verses The Sinister Six 3.75 inch action figure box set featuring Spider-Man, Doctor Octopus, Electro, The Sandman, Mysterio, The Vulture, and Kraven the Hunter.  This comic book inspired box set features a hit and miss collection of Marvel action figures and When It Was Cool tell you if it is worth the price!  Read More.


NoFriender Thrash Show Podcast - Episode 036 - Metallica Master of Puppets (Part 5)

(12-11-2017) (Zones: NoFriender Thrash Metal Show Podcast) NoFriender continues his amazing look at the origins and evolution of thrash heavy metal.  This episode takes another look at one of the genre's greatest albums- Metallica's Master of Puppets.  This is part 5 of a series on Master of Puppets. This incredible podcast, exclusive to the When It Was Cool website, has been amazing.  Check out all the parts for a complete understanding of the origins, development, and evolution of thrash heavy metal. NoFriender Thrash Metal Show Podcast 036


DragonKing Dark Podcast - Episode 092 - The Silent Twins

(12-10-2017) (Zones: DragonKing Dark & Darker Podcast) On this edition of DragonKing Dark, host Karl Stern takes a look at the strange case of the Silent Twins.  Two twin sisters who lived in the UK isolated themselves from others to the point that they developed a secret language only the two of them could understand and made a pact to never speak to anyone else except each other. This dark pact resulted in an incredible bond and an exceptional hatred toward each other that ultimately resulted in one twin deciding to die in order to give the other their freedom... and that is exactly what happened. DragonKing Dark Podcast 092


Wrestling With the Dawg - Episode 048 - The Rock vs. Kurt Angle - WWF Championship - WWF No Mercy 2000 (Featuring Conrad Thompson)

(12-09-2017) (Zones: Wrestling With the Dawg Podcast) On the 48th installment of Wrestling With the Dawg, the Dirty Dawg Darsie is joined by Conrad Thompson of Something to Wrestling With and What Happened When... to discuss the Rock vs. Kurt Angle for the WWF Championship from WWF No Mercy 2000! They discuss Steve Austin coming back from neck surgery, WWF trying to push new main event stars as Rikishi, WarGames 2000: Russo's Revenge over in WCW, and so much more! Wrestling With the Dawg Podcast 048


A Night of Horror and Fantastic Planet Film Festivals: "Borley Rectory" and "Sixty Minutes to Midnight" Reviews 

(12-07-2017) (Zones: Horror) Joseph Perry brings us two movie reviews from A Night of Horror and Fantastic Planet Film Festivals. Fans of retro styled horror will be thrilled by both Borley Rectory and Sixty Minutes to Midnight.  Sydney, Australia’s recent A Night of Horror and Fantastic Planet film festivals were loaded with incredible horror, science fiction, action, and other genre films, several of which should be of great interest to When It Was Cool’s retro-loving readers. In this article, I will look at two solid offerings from these fests: the U.K. ghost documentary Borley Rectory and the Canadian thriller Sixty Minutes to MidnightRead More.


Uphill Both Ways - Episode 17 - The Christmas Show!

(12-07-2017) (Zones: Uphill Both Ways Podcast) Joseph Perry & Mike Imboden are back with the bi-weekly Uphill Both Ways podcast.  This episode is the Christmas episode! Are you on the list?  It's been checked twice! Christmas might have lost some of it's magic since back When It Was Cool but Joseph and Mike discuss their magic Christmas memories and we hope that you too will have a Merry Christmas! Uphill Both Ways 17


Marvel Universe in Order Podcast - Episode 12 - Amazing Fantasy issue 15

(12-05-2017) (Zones: Marvel Universe in Order Podcast) On this edition of the Marvel Universe in Order Podcast, Karl takes a look at the otherwise unremarkable anthology series Amazing Fantasy but in the finial issue, issue 15, Stan Lee and Steve Ditko introduce the world to the Amazing Spider-Man! What did his original origin actually look like? The Marvel Universe in Order Podcast takes a look!  Marvel Universe in Order Podcast 12


NoFriender Thrash Show Podcast - Episode 035 - Metallica Master of Puppets (Part 4)

(12-04-2017) (Zones: NoFriender Thrash Metal Show Podcast) NoFriender continues his amazing look at the origins and evolution of thrash heavy metal.  This episode takes another look at one of the genre's greatest albums- Metallica's Master of Puppets.  This is part 4 of a series on Master of Puppets. This incredible podcast, exclusive to the When It Was Cool website, has been amazing.  Check out all the parts for a complete understanding of the origins, development, and evolution of thrash heavy metal. NoFriender Thrash Metal Show 035


When It Was Cool Podcast - Wrestling Observer Newsletter Hall of Fame Inductions, G.I. Joe Announces Big Changes, Music, and More!

(11-30-2017) (Zones: When It Was Cool Podcast) On this week's When It Was Cool Podcast from WhenItWasCool.com, host Karl Stern talks about the six new members of the Wrestling Observer Newsletter Hall of Fame including WWE star AJ Styles! Then Karl discusses huge changes at IDW including the controversial Aubrey Sitterson being taken off G.I. Joe and Scarlett's Strike Force being cancelled, plus some music talk and much more! Get your podcast blast of retro fun right here on the When It Was Cool Podcast! When It Was Cool Podcast 037


NoFriender Thrash Show Podcast - Episode 034 - Metallica Master of Puppets (Part 3)

(11-27-2017) (Zones: NoFriender Thrash Metal Show Podcast) NoFriender continues his amazing look at the origins and evolution of thrash heavy metal.  This episode takes another look at one of the genre's greatest albums- Metallica's Master of Puppets.  This is part 3 of a series on Master of Puppets. This incredible podcast, exclusive to the When It Was Cool website, has been amazing.  Check out all the parts for a complete understanding of the origins, development, and evolution of thrash heavy metal. NoFriender Thrash Metal Show 034


DragonKing Dark Podcast - Episode 091 - Serial Killer Series: Jack the Ripper

(11-26-2017) (Zones: DragonKing Dark & Darker Podcast) On this week's edition of DragonKing Dark, we continue our serial killer series with probably the most infamous serial killer in all of history- the Victorian era murderer Jack the Ripper.  Who was Jack the Ripper?  Does anyone know?  Does anyone even have any good ideas?  How many people did Jack the Ripper actually kill and why is there some question about that number?  Why are so many people still so interested in this serial killer who struck London over one hundred years ago?  On this edition of DragonKing Dark, host Karl Stern discusses the case of Jack the Ripper. DragonKing Dark Podcast 091


NoFriender Thrash Show Podcast - Episode 033 - Metallica Master of Puppets (Part 2)

(11-24-2017) NoFriender continues his amazing look at the origins and evolution of thrash heavy metal.  This episode takes another look at one of the genre's greatest albums- Metallica's Master of Puppets.  This is part 2 of a series on Master of Puppets. This incredible podcast, exclusive to the When It Was Cool website, has been amazing.  Check out all the parts for a complete understanding of the origins, development, and evolution of thrash heavy metal. NoFriender Thrash Metal Show Podcast 033


Life Begins at the Hop: A Brief Introduction to 1970s Power Pop

(Zones: Music) Power pop sprang from 1960s British and American rock music, and often combines the tight harmonies, infectious melodies, minimal arrangements, catchy guitar riffs, and boy-meets-girl lyrics of bubblegum rock with a slightly tougher hard rock crunch. In this When It Was Cool article, Joseph Perry takes a look at Power Pop acts like The Cars, Cheap Trick, The A's, Greg Kihn Band, XTC, Sweet, and more!  Read More.


Guns N Roses Concert Review - November 13, 2017 at Nashville, TN Bridgestone Arena - Not In This Lifetime Tour

(11-14-2017) (Zones: Music) When It Was Cool travelled to Nashville, TN at Bridgestone Arena to see the Guns N Roses Not In This Lifetime tour where Axl Rose, Slash, and Duff blast their way through a powerhouse three hour setlist filled with GNR favorites like Sweet Child of Mine, Paradise City, Welcome to the Jungle, November Rain, and many more Guns N Roses classics plus special tributes and covers.  Join the When It Was Cool family in our look at Guns N Roses in concert.  Read More.


NoFriender Thrash Show Podcast - Episode 032 - Metallica Master of Puppets (Part 1)

(11-13-2017) (Zones: NoFriender Thrash Metal Show Podcast) NoFriender continues his amazing look at the origins and evolution of thrash heavy metal.  This episode takes another look at one of the genre's greatest albums- Metallica's Master of Puppets.  This is part 1 of a series on Master of Puppets. This incredible podcast, exclusive to the When It Was Cool website, has been amazing.  Check out all the parts for a complete understanding of the origins, development, and evolution of thrash heavy metal. NoFriender Thrash Metal Show Podcast 032


Invasion on Chestnut Ridge Documentary Review

(10-27-2017) (Zones: Horror) Joseph Perry brings us more #MonsterMonth goodness. Some locations are known for certain types of unusual activity, hosting a higher than average amount of reports of either UFO, cryptid, or other strange phenomena. The southern Pennsylvania area of Chestnut Ridge is seemingly such an area, as Invasion on Chestnut Ridge, the latest terrific documentary from director/co-writer/producer Seth Breedlove and the Small Town Monsters crew, relates. Read More.


Brooklyn Horror Film Festival, Part Two: The Crescent and I Remember You Reviews

(10-18-2017) (Zones: Horror) Joseph Perry reviews two films from the Brooklyn Horror Film Festival for #MonsterMonth here at When It Was Cool.  The two movies reviewed in part two of this series include The Crescent and I Remember You.  Join Joseph as he takes us through a spoiler-free review of these two films sure to put you in the mood for the Halloween season.  Read More.



Tight Roll Pants - Retro Fashion and Pop Culture Face Palm

(Zones: Retro Pop Culture) We made a lot of regrettable fashion choices back in the 1980s and 1990s.  Tight rolling jeans was probably not even the worst of them.  When It Was Cool looks back at a fashion trend that made no sense, accomplished nothing, but we were darn sure going to roll on anyway.  Read More.


100 Greatest Artists in Rock & Roll and Pop Music History

(Zones: Music / The 100 Lists) When It Was Cool does a scientific (and a tiny bit subjective) study on who really were the 100 greatest acts in Rock & Roll and Pop Music history.  Some of the results will come as no surprise but others will.  Where does your favorite fall?  How do Elvis, The Beatles, Michael Jackson, and others compare to one another?  Take a look at one of our most popular articles ever- the When It Was Cool 100 Greatest Artists in Rock & Roll and Pop Music History! Read More.


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100 Greatest Rush Songs of All Time

(Zones: Music / The 100 Lists) When It Was Cool takes on the entire Rush catalog and mega-Rush fan Karl Stern picks the 100 greatest Rush songs of all time.  Is this list subjective? You bet it is!  Your list may vary greatly but you just might find a forgotten treasure or two along the way.  This is list is easily digestible for the Rush master and novice alike and is one of the most popular articles of all time at When It Was Cool.  Read More.