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

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.

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).

Here are some of our favorite mutant masterpieces, and thanks to all who entered. You are the tops.

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

By Jeffrey Zhang.

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

By Gruff.

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

By SupaChupacabra.

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

By Samxel.

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

By VicViper.

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

By Landersdip.

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

By Krakenstein2.

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

By Jeffrey Zhang.

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

By FlyingDorkProd.

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

By DangerousDac175.

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

By The Standard Deviant

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

By Iananan.

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

By Iananan.

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

By Shawn Langlois.

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

By DaneForst.

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

By DaneForst.

Top image by By Krakenstein2.