From their own distinct origins on the silverscreen in the 1940s to today, when they join forces in one of the most anticipated blockbusters of 2016 (Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice), Batman and Superman have served as iconic cinematic superheroes for over 70 years—leaving in their wake a plethora film posters. This month, The Poster Boys look back through the key art that defined the cinematic interpretation of two massive cultural icons and use their highs and lows to examine the constantly changing trends within the industry.
Side note: we had some trouble finding an accurate design credit for the Superman: the Movie unused promo art above. It’s possibly by Stephen Frankfurt, but if you have any leads please email firstname.lastname@example.org. Thanks, now onto the show: