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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Fantastic Four (2015)


Fantastic Four (2015) is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Worst Comic Book Movie Posters
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First Theatrical Teaser
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The Avengers


The Avengers is listed (or ranked) 2 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

Initial Release: 2012

Directed by: Joss Whedon

Also Ranked

#27 on The Most Rewatchable Movies

#2 on The Best Superhero Movies Ever Made

#36 on The Best Disney Live-Action Movies

#1 on The 20 Best Marvel Movies

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The Dark Knight Rises


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

Actors: Anne Hathaway, Christian Bale, Morgan Freeman, Liam Neeson, Tom Hardy, + more

Initial Release: 2012

Directed by: Christopher Nolan

Also Ranked

#52 on The Greatest Film Scores of All Time

#5 on The Best Superhero Movies Ever Made

#45 on The Greatest Epic Movies Ever Made

#6 on The Best Superhero Movie Sequels

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X-Men Origins: Wolverine is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Worst Comic Book Movie Posters
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Final Theatrical Poster

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

Initial Release: 2009

Directed by: Gavin Hood

Also Ranked

#9 on All X-Men Movies, Ranked Best to Worst

#47 on The Best Superhero Movies Ever Made

#24 on The Best Superhero Movie Sequels

#52 on The Greatest Comic Book Movies of All Time

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