With all the dark superhero movies flying through the theater of late, perhaps it's time to return to the pulpy advertising of the film noir genre. Artist Timothy Lim steps in with his noir-style reimaginings of recent superhero movie posters. His over-the-top and tongue-in-cheek descriptions of the films capture the dark side of their plots, while keeping in mind that these movies are fun at heart.Lim created these images with fellow artist John Liem. The style is especially apt for Watchmen, which already comes with a noir tone, but it's fun to see what he does with Transformers, Spider-Man, and The Dark Knight:

[Timothy Lim on Deviant Art via Slash Film]