Sad Superman (Updated)

I have a cutout Batman, then I have a cutout Superman. What's the first thing I do? Put them in this situation. I guess I'm a romantic.
I have a cutout Batman, then I have a cutout Superman. What’s the first thing I do? Put them in this situation. I guess I’m a romantic.

When director Zack Snyder released a photo of Ben Affleck, looking somber in the new Bat suit, Photoshop savvy netizens inserted him into sorrowful scenarios, and the Sad Batman meme was born.

When the studio released a photo of Superman from Batman V. Superman: Dawn of Justice they put rain droplets in the foreground, preventing enterprising satirists from developing yet another meme. They underestimated the power of Photoshop. May I present Sad Superman: cut out, with the droplets removed, and polished to perfection. I even threw in a colored version Sad Batman, with feet and a cape I’d added on.

Copy the PNG files and send these characters out on your own adventures.

To see more of the crazy things I’ve done with Sad Batman, take a look at my article on the perils of Living with Batman Syndrome, and don’t forget to check out my Design Gallery to see other comic book and movie parodies.

It's hard for Kanye to be sad when Superman's giving him a lift to the studio.
It’s hard for Kanye to be sad when Superman’s giving him a lift to the studio.
Now Batman has nothing to be sad about.
Now Batman has nothing to be sad about.
If a ride on Superman’s back doesn’t cheer Keanu Reeves up, nothing will.
If a ride on Superman’s back doesn’t cheer Keanu Reeves up, nothing will.

These are the original photos:

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And these are my cut outs:

Since the original photo cuts Batman off at the knees, I grafted on a pair of legs from an action figure. Same with the cape.
Since the original photo cuts Batman off at the knees, I grafted on a pair of legs from an action figure. Same with the cape.
In addition to clearing out the droplets, I used an image from Man of Steel to complete the cape. I also made him brighter and enhanced the color so he could fit into more daytime scenarios.
In addition to clearing out the droplets, I used an image from Man of Steel to complete the cape. I also made him brighter and enhanced the color so he could fit into more daytime scenarios.

Have fun.

7 thoughts on “Sad Superman (Updated)”

    1. I know, right? I can only aspire to be so famous that sad photos of myself (of which there are many) become a thing on the internet some day.

      Truth be told I’m a fan of all the “sad” subjects of these photographs. I just love Photoshop too.

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