Total Nerd The Worst Comic Book Movie Posters  

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Movie Poster making is a fine art. The poster has so many more jobs than most people realize. It has to sell the movie without the benefit of a trailer. It has to present the cast, pitch what the films about, and show some action all while not spoiling too much. And we all know with Superhero's everyone has a very specific take on his or her favorite hero.

Sometimes a poster does NOT fulfill it's end of the bargain. Sometimes the studios think that just because the film has a built in audience that they don't need to put too much work into the poster (we're looking at you Marvel). Usually this results in heroes vaguely standing around, as if to say "hey look I'm this character, as played by this actor, see my costume" Or worst yet theres the photoshop a series of heads around an explosion or action set piece. Marvel's go to is a mix of both, photoshopping disjointed floating heads (of various sizes, sometimes depth appropriate) around a larger person of action set piece. Almost every final poster is some variation of that theme, which is a shame because they make billions of dollars. With a B.

So enjoy this look back at the worst Superhero posters of all time! Not all of them could make the cut, some because they are the best superhero posters out there, and others just weren't quite awful enough. So vote UP the very worst below to find out which is the worst superhero poster ever!
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Daredevil is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Worst Comic Book Movie Posters
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Final Theatrical Poster

Actors: Jennifer Garner, Ben Affleck, Colin Farrell, Ellen Pompeo, Stan Lee, + more

Released: 2003

Directed by: Mark Steven Johnson

Also Ranked

#80 on The Best Superhero Movies Ever Made

#86 on The Greatest Comic Book Movies of All Time

#52 on The Best Daredevil Versions Of All Time

#26 on Superheroes You'd Like to See Played by Actors of Different Races

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X-Men Origins: Wolverine is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Worst Comic Book Movie Posters
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Final Theatrical Poster

Actors: Hugh Jackman, Liev Schreiber, Ryan Reynolds, Patrick Stewart, Will i Am, + more

Released: 2009

Directed by: Gavin Hood

Also Ranked

#52 on The Best Superhero Movies Ever Made

#69 on The Greatest Comic Book Movies of All Time

#15 on Movies Turning 10 in 2019

#94 on The Best Movies for Families

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The Avengers is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Worst Comic Book Movie Posters
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Final Theatrical Poster

Actors: Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Mark Ruffalo, Chris Hemsworth, Scarlett Johansson, + more

Released: 2012

Directed by: Joss Whedon

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#32 on The Best Rainy Day Movies

#28 on The Most Rewatchable Movies

#54 on The Best Alien Movies Ever Made

#51 on The Best Superhero Teams & Groups

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Fantastic Four (2015)
Fantastic Four (2015) is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Worst Comic Book Movie Posters
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First Theatrical Teaser
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