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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!
  • The Wolverine
    Photo: Metaweb / CC-BY
    Final Theatrical Poster
    • Actors: Hugh Jackman, Tao Okamoto, Rila Fukushima, Svetlana Khodchenkova, Hiroyuki Sanada
    • Released: 2013
    • Directed by: James Mangold
    172
    45
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  • The Dark Knight Rises
    Photo: Wikimedia Commons / CC-BY
    Final Theatrical Poster
    • Actors: Christian Bale, Michael Caine, Gary Oldman, Anne Hathaway, Tom Hardy
    • Released: 2012
    • Directed by: Christopher Nolan
    216
    72
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  • The Punisher
    Photo: Metaweb / CC-BY
    Fina Theatrical Poster
    • Actors: John Travolta, Rebecca Romijn, Kevin Nash, Thomas Jane, Laura Harring
    • Released: 2004
    • Directed by: Jonathan Hensleigh
    119
    26
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  • X-Men: First Class
    Photo: user uploaded image
    Theatrical Teaser Poster B
    • Actors: Jennifer Lawrence, Hugh Jackman, Michael Fassbender, January Jones, Rebecca Romijn
    • Released: 2011
    • Directed by: Matthew Vaughn
    137
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