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100 Greatest Superhero Movies of All Time List

(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.

After you read the article, be sure to check out our free podcast special counting down and commenting on the 100 best superhero movies ever! (There is also an ad free version for our Patreon supporters) presents: Wrestling With the Dawg - Episode 127 - Chris Jericho vs. Shawn Michaels - WWE Great American Bash 2008

(06-15-2019) (Zones: Wrestling With the Dawg Podcast) The When It Was Cool Podcast Network and presents the 127th edition of Wrestling With the Dawg podcast!  The Dirty Dawg Darsie tackles Shawn Michaels vs. Chris Jericho from WWE Great American Bash 2008!  The Dawg discusses Ric Flair and how he influenced the Dawg as a wrestling fan, Ric Flair Finance, Jesse Ventura thinking about running for US Senate, and so much more!

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Uphill Both Ways - Episode 55 - Free Fallin’

(06-13-2019) The guys share their thoughts on the latest Godzilla movie, talk a little old-school wrestling, Mike reveals his Mixtape Challenge and his secret love of the film 'Convoy' while Joe admits never having seen the movie despite his family having a CB radio when he was a kid. Oh, and there are some POP CULTURE BATTLE ROYALE second round results as well. All this and more are covered in episode 55, "Free Fallin'". From

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Head Count Movie Review

(06-12-2019) (Zones: Horror) Horror thriller Head Count takes tried and true elements seen in such supernatural shockers as The Beast Must Die (1974) and John Carpenter’s version of The Thing (1982) and delivers a fresh, current spin on matters, featuring a talented young cast of newcomers. Join Joseph Perry from Uphill Both Ways Podcast as he reviews the horror thriller Head Count. Read More.

The Outer Limits (1963) Retro TV Review

(06-12-2019) (Zones: Patreon Content) As you know, I am a big fan of the Twilight Zone (which we have previously done a review for). Today at host Karl Stern takes a look at a similar show with a sci-fi twist called The Outer Limits. After watching season one, episode one I was reminded what a high quality show this was for the time. In the first episode a radio station owner makes contact with an alien being. Of course, it goes wrong but in a unique way. Also, lots of social commentary for this time period and many similarities with another show we reviewed. Come join us for a look at The Outer Limits! The Outer Limits (1963) TV Show

Greatest Kayfabe Tournament: Jack Brisco vs Triple H

(06-11-2019) (Zones: Patreon Content / Wrestling) The GKT continues! It's all about the game and how you play it... yeah, Jack Brisco probably isn't listening to that nonsense.  But how did the voters see it? Former NWA World heavyweight champion and one of the most respected (and legitimate) mat wrestlers in history against a man who considered himself a modern day Harley Race. Two eras collide. We look at the careers and history of both Jack Brisco and Triple H and then you decided who would win if they ever met in the ring. GKT - Jack Brisco vs Triple H Podcast Special

Rocketman Elton John Biopic Movie Review - I’m Still Standing

(06-10-2019) (Zones: Music)I really can’t say enough great things about Rocketman, I really can’t. I love how the biopic was based on Elton John’s childhood and some highlights (and a lot of lowlights) of his early career. The movie blasts us into outer space as it dives into Elton’s music career, his dive into alcohol and drug abuse, and his struggle in life as a homosexual who never was never unconditionally loved by his self-centered mother and middle class working father. Join Eric Darsie with his review of Rocketman. Read More.

Marvel Universe in Order Podcast - Collected Edition 01 - Fantastic Four 1 to Amazing Fantasy 14

(06-10-2019) (Zones: Marvel Universe in Order Podcast) Free for the first time are the first ten episodes of the Marvel Universe in Order Podcast from This podcast reviews the Marvel Universe comic books in chronological order. This episode covers Fantastic Four 1, Fantastic Four 2, Tales to Astonish 27 (Ant Man), Fantastic Four 3, Tales to Astonish 29, Incredible Hulk 1, Fantastic Four 4, Tales to Astonish 32, Incredible Hulk 2, and Amazing Fantasy 14 (a proto X-Men story). If you enjoy, please support us on Patreon.

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DragonKing Dark Podcast - Curse of the Poltergeist - Episode 169

(06-09-2019) (Zones: DragonKing Dark Podcast) Host Karl Stern continues his look at various curses in pop culture and today he looks at all the strange and tragic events surrounding the Poltergeist series of movies. A young star dies of an unexpected health emergency, another is murdered, and others still befall a series of bizarre calamities. DragonKing Dark Podcast is your weekly look into the odd, strange, and weird and is part of the podcast family.

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When It Was Cool Comic Review Podcast - Episode 15 - Thanos Quest, Ghost Rider fights Jaws, Powers, Turok, and more!

(06-07-2019) (Zones: When It Was Cool Comic Review Podcast) On this episode of the When It Was Cool Comic Review Podcast- before Avengers: Endgame there was Infinity Gauntlet and before there was Infinity Gauntlet there was Thanos Quest. On this episode we look at how Thanos gathered the Infinity Stones in the comics. Plus Powers issue 1 and Turok: Dinosaur Hunter issue 1 and a 1970s issue of Ghost Rider that people hated featuring... I kid you not.... Jaws!

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When It Was Cool Podcast - Episode 76 - Storage Units, Superhero Movies, Rolling Stones

(06-06-2019) (Zones: When It Was Cool Podcast) On this episode of the When It Was Cool flagship podcast from, hosts Karl and Tonya discuss a recent experience with a storage unit auction/clearance that's both interesting, sad, and even macabre. Karl talks about the upcoming mega-article at WIWC the 100 Greatest Superhero Movies of All Time. Then on the second half of the show they discuss their upcoming concert schedule including seeing The Rolling Stones at the Superdome in New Orleans next month! All this and much more on the new When It Was Cool podcast!  Patreons get an ad free version of the show.

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The Greatest American Hero (1981) Retro TV Review Podcast Special

(06-05-2019) (Zones: Patreon Content) Believe it or not, I'm walking on air, I never thought I could feel so free-ee-ee! You know the words so sing along! Today on our When It Was Cool retro TV review I travel back in time to 1981 to watch this TV superhero drama the Greatest American Hero. To say this show did not age well is an understatement. Greatest American Hero couldn't figure out if it was a drama, adventure, or comedy so it did all three in a very mediocre fashion. Come join host Karl Stern as he relives this early 1980s show with a memorable theme song. Greatest American Hero (1981) Retro TV Review

DragonKingKarl Old Time Wrestling Hour Podcast - Episode 10 - Fall Guys, Georgia Championship Wrestling at the Omni, Terry Funk, AWA All-Star Wrestling 1981 Retro TV Review

(06-04-2019) (Zones: Wrestling / Old Time Wrestling Hour Podcast) It's time again for the DragonKingKarl Old Time Wrestling Hour Podcast where we continue our read-thru of the 1937 wrestling insider book Fall Guys where we take a look into the trust busters and shooters of the era. Then to change things up, this episode we look at Georgia Championship Wrestling Omni shows. Then our retro TV review takes a look at an August 1981 episode of AWA All-Star Wrestling featuring the Highfliers, Hulk Hogan, the awful Johnny Valiant, Tito Santana, a great interview with Jesse Ventura, my irrational hatred of Adrian Adonis, and a mush mouth Andre the Giant promo. And, of course, more words of wisdom from Terry Funk. Fun times at the Old Time wrestling hour! Old Time Wrestling Hour 10

DragonKing Dark Podcast - Oddities of Arkansas - Episode 168

(06-02-2019) (Zones: DragonKing Dark Podcast) Sitting in Mid-America is a land locked state with no big cities nestled between the Mississippi river and the plains of Texas and Oklahoma.  Arkansas is a beautiful state filled with flat farmland, plentiful forests, and the scenic Ozark mountains.  It is also oddly home to a lot of weird stuff.  On this edition of DragonKing Dark, host Karl Stern from tells you of mysterious unexplained lights, a possible Bigfoot, and much more! Patreons you get a special riding around with Karl after-dark bonus feature.

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Stuck in the Desert Audio Show - Episode 15 - Rat on a Woo Woo Train

(05-31-2019) (Zones: Stuck in the Desert Podcast) Join the Desert Rat this episode as we swoop right by Contact In the Desert, and head for the playa to join the Burning Man Celebration! Part of the Summer Fun Series #4. Contact the Rat: @thedesertrat3 on Twitter,, Stuck in the Desert on Facebook. Support this platform, on Patreon for as little as a buck a month, but I suggest at least five. Stuck in the Desert Podcast 015

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When It Was Cool Newsletter - Issue 2 - Tons of Pro Wrestling History

(05-30-2019) (Zones: Patreon Content) Issue 2 of the When It Was Cool Newsletter is packed with tons of pro wrestling notes as I continue to work on building the Ultimate History of Pro Wrestling Zone. There are lots of notes on the death of Frank Gotch and the craziness surrounding his injury, attempted comeback, and death. There are also lots of early 1980s notes as I’ve been researching that era as well. If you are a fan of pro wrestling history then this, over 40 page newsletter, is for you. Be sure to also get the audio companion as well. All of this is available to any Patreon of $1 or more.

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Game of Thrones (2011) TV Series Review Podcast

(05-29-2019) (Zones: Patreon Content) Game of Thrones, the mega-popular HBO series has now ended and the story is complete.  Tonya and I have watched the entire series and this is our series review. THERE ARE SPOILERS! We discuss the massive number of major storylines which ran throughout the series and how they all wrapped up. What happened to the major characters in the end, who ended up on the Iron Throne, who got shafted, and whose characters met an interesting fate. Game of Thrones TV Series Review Podcast

DragonKing Dark Podcast - The Curse of Superman - Episode 167

(05-26-2019) (Zones: DragonKing Dark Podcast / Superman Central) This week on DragonKing Dark, host Karl Stern takes a look back at the supposed curse of Superman.  Tragedy and misfortune has been linked to appearing as the iconic DC Comics character.  From the strange and controversial death of George Reeves to the tragic injury and ultimate death of Christopher Reeve many associated with the role of Superman have met with trouble. Is Superman a career killer for an actor? How many others have met with tragedy while associated with Superman? Karl from takes a look at this on DragonKing Dark. Patreons get an ad free extended version of the show.

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When It Was Cool Podcast - Episode 75 - Retro Summertime Fun and Retro Commercials

(05-23-2019) (Zones: When It Was Cool Podcast) On this episode of the When It Was Cool Podcast from Karl and Tonya talk about summertime back in the day verses now. Fireflies (or lightning bugs if you prefer), outdoor games, and unsupervised hijinx. The we discuss some favorite and wacky retro television commercials from fast food, candy bars, car dealerships, toys, and more! This episode is packed with back in the day goodness, retro fun, and old school memories. It's When It Was Cool from! The Patreon edition is ad free (except for the retro ads which are part of the show)

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G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero (1983) Retro TV Review Podcast

(05-22-2019) (Zone: Patreon Content - G.I. Joe Central) The M.A.S.S. Device Part 1 - The Cobra Strikes! This is the first G.I. Joe Sunbow cartoon which was part of a mini-series that aired in 1983.  Ultimately, there would be another mini-series and a full blown on-going series beginning in 1985. How did this differ from the comic book and action figure line which had already been out for a year prior? How was the cartoon continuity different from the comic book and file card continuity? How did creators manage to have a kids cartoon about soldiers and guns and avoid shooting and killing? We discuss it all in this podcast special! G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero (1983) 01

Superboy the Series (1988) Retro TV Review Podcast - Mindscape!

(05-15-2019) (Zones: Superman Central / Patreon Content) Straight to you from the DC Universe app is a completely forgotten Superman related TV series from the 1980s. The very whacky and fun Superboy series. This series looks to have several episodes worth reviewing featuring classic comic book villains but the first one I have chosen is from Season 3 titled Mindscape featuring none other than pro wrestler Lex Luger as an alternate Superboy! Enjoy! Superboy the Series (1988) SE3 Mindscape

Batman (1966) Retro TV Review

(05-10-2019) (Zones: Patreon Content) Today's When It Was Cool Patreon retro TV review looks back at one of the most iconic classic era TV shows of all time - Batman! We review season 1 episode 1 where we meet Batman and Robin for the first time but this is no origin story! Thankfully, we are dropped straight into a caper involving The Riddler and Batman fights crime with the famous Bat Dance! It's everything you love about the 1966 Batman series right out of the gate! Batman (1966) Retro TV Review

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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