io9 readers transform eye-gougingly bad X-Men posters into works of art

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Several days ago, we were absolutely baffled by the lamentable posters for X-Men: First Class, which depict silhouettes of Charles Xavier and Magneto incubating their own giant heads.

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We turned to our readers and asked them to redesign First Class' aesthetically bankrupt posters. The io9ers pulled through with panache. Some of you redesigned the poster to fit the film's 1960s trappings. Others went whole hog with the "pregnant shadow puppet" motif and applied it to entirely different characters (such as MODOK).

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I've figured out what's been so off-putting to me about Magneto in this movie. His helmet doesn't fit his face right. Look at Ian McKellen. The bottom portions fit snuggly against his face. The new guy looks like the helmet is too big for his head and it'll rattle around when he moves.