CBM Photoplasty CONTEST #1: The Most Trivial Use of Superpowers

CBM Photoplasty CONTEST #1: The Most Trivial Use of Superpowers

CBM's inaugural photoplasty contest marks its debut! Have some fun, win some prizes, and manipulate some photos. We're going to get the ball rolling by having our contestants manipulate photos which capture the most trivial use of superpowers. Check it out!

Are those webs shooting out of the Hulk’s backside? Is that Reed Richards in an advertisement for a male enhancement product? These pictures can’t be real. Well, we can’t put one over on you. These are just some clever uses of photo manipulation, some would call it “photoplasty.” The good people at Cracked.com have taken liberties with this skill for the amusement of others for quite some time. We want to follow in their footsteps and bring this form of comedy to our web site. If you look at the picture to the right you can see a stellar example of my handiwork that once adorned the hallowed walls of Cracked.com.

Essentially, the goal is to take whatever twisted theme pops out of our heads and run with it like Flash on a sugar rush. It’s all fairly simple. Any chimp with a cybernetic implant or advanced genetic manipulation could do it.

You’ll need some photo editing software such as Gimp or Photoshop. Using either of these software packages should enable you to airbrush, clone stamp, or simply crop a photo/drawing in order to transform it into basically a 180 degree direction from anything Stan Lee or Brad Singer could have imagined. Think about it, airbrushing an image lets you remove blemishes or objects from a picture faster than Dr. Doom can say disintegrator ray. A clone stamp allows you to make a copy or take a sample of one image and duplicate it onto another picture. Suddenly, you could have an entire graduating class tossing their caps into the air via their Wolverine claws. Nothing says happy graduation like “snnkt!”

Chances are you’ve probably seen examples of photoplasty or taken a hand in it yourself. If you’ve ever taken a photo of your principal and stuck it on Nicki Minaj’s body just so you could make it a screensaver for his desk, then you’ve accomplished photoplasty. (How you got the screensaver onto his laptop is your business. We don’t judge.)

The idea is to use the resources of the Internet at your disposal like a mad scientist. There are pictures aplenty across this crazy technological highway. You just need to grab’em, rip’em apart, and mix them together to create something funny that fits our theme. Keep in mind we do like-a-the-comic books and would like to keep our entries steered towards comic books and comic book movies. Sometimes, we might throw a broad theme at you, but we’re confident you’ll remember where our bread is buttered. Also, keep in mind that nudity is a no go for this competition.

Oh, did I say competition. That’s right Sparky this here is a bonafide contest with prizes, glory, and such. (Warning: We cannot guarantee glory.) At the end of the contest, we will have a first prize winner who will receive a CBM t-shirt, DVD, and a book/graphic novel. We will also have a second prize winner who will get a CBM t-shirt.

The contest will be open til midnight (EST) of December 1st. You can make as many submissions as you want, just add them to our comments section. For those confounded by Photoshop, you too can stay in the action by pitching a text description of your idea so some of our more tech-savvy readers might transform your vision into gold. (Note: Only the artists win the prizes)

In our first contest we’re asking our readers to create images of “The Most Trivial Use of Superpowers.” Basically, you’ll create a picture of what happens when people with atomic death rays for eyeballs or mondo super strength put these powers to use in everyday or mundane tasks.

The contest will be judged based on humor and not on artistic ability.

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616 - 11/27/2012, 8:35 PM
subzero1077 - 11/27/2012, 8:39 PM
Oddly enough this was an idea I had a year ago. Never thought there would be a contest for it lol.
SmellofDuty - 11/27/2012, 8:40 PM
Too bad I suck at all image editing softwares.
CPIXLEY - 11/27/2012, 9:08 PM
Jubilee using kinetically charged snakes. Those little black tabs that light on fire and grow. Even if this doesn't win, I would like to see a picture of that.
DennisNedry - 11/27/2012, 11:10 PM
Fun competition; here's my entry...

Jolt17 - 11/28/2012, 12:07 AM
Oh, this sounds sweet. 'Tis the first of many though, right? Bigger chance that I'll have to wait until the next one, in order to participate...
MarvelousMarty - 11/28/2012, 1:18 AM
On my Christmas list already, bad back you know.

Mugwamp - 11/28/2012, 6:25 AM
Cyclops is really funny! Good one!
SpideyQuad - 11/28/2012, 6:43 AM
Technically I thought Cyclops's eye beams were purely "concussion force", not a heat source.
Still funny though!
Minato - 11/28/2012, 7:03 AM
Gotta do this more often
Mugwamp - 11/28/2012, 7:05 AM
Nope, Cyclops eye beams get hot! So many examples in the comics of heat and force.
Jolt17 - 11/28/2012, 7:23 AM
nailbiter111: Understandable.

Here's to hoping I can come up with something quickly, then...
DennisNedry - 11/28/2012, 7:44 AM
My second entry (based on the popular 1995 Fleer Ultra collection)...

SCURVYDOG619 - 11/28/2012, 8:03 AM
Um..You DO realize Teabag's going to win this right? Yeah,I'm calling my shot! lol

DennisNedry - 11/28/2012, 8:44 AM
My third entry (based on one of the many heated debates on CBM)...

AnungUnRama - 11/28/2012, 10:01 AM
I'm not good at photo editing, but here's my try:

AnungUnRama - 11/28/2012, 11:05 AM
Wonder what he uses his x-ray vision for:

DennisNedry - 11/28/2012, 11:08 AM
I'm uploading my entries again (originals had a minor misspelling in the CBM URL).

My first entry...

My second entry (based on the popular 1995 Fleer Ultra collection)...

My third entry (based on one of the many heated debates on CBM)...

AnungUnRama - 11/28/2012, 11:35 AM
I've got another one. Jedi mind control counts as super power, doesn't it. So here we are:

BlackManta - 11/28/2012, 1:45 PM
How about this?

SomTingWong - 11/28/2012, 2:54 PM
her`s my go

IronDean2099 - 11/28/2012, 4:42 PM
Cyclops' beams are purely concussive. That is a fact. The only heat generated would be from friction, which would only occur on something that was too heavy to be pushed away by the beam. Anything else would be forced away too quickly to create any friction heat.
IronDean2099 - 11/28/2012, 4:44 PM
That Chinese food would just get blasted through the wall and probably many others that lie behind it.
imnotwearinghockeypants - 11/28/2012, 5:03 PM
@ IronDean, that's a fact, huh? Wow.
Deschain - 11/28/2012, 5:17 PM
Cyclops doesnt really exist that is also fact, in fact the fact that he doesnt exist deems your 'fact' to be invalid and therefore infactual.
AnungUnRama - 11/28/2012, 5:33 PM
Ok, here's another really trivial use of a superpower

AnungUnRama - 11/28/2012, 5:51 PM
@IronDean2099: So imagine it is Superman('s head) using the heat vision instead. Doesn't matter, the idea is pretty good anyway; quite a trivial use of a superpower.
commzod - 11/28/2012, 9:29 PM
Mabye a little early but it fits the contest
TheJoker52 - 11/28/2012, 10:19 PM
Batman's True Superpower Money !!!!

MARV3L - 11/28/2012, 10:32 PM

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Preston - 11/28/2012, 10:32 PM
Nailbiter111 great contest.

Here is my submission:


Nolanized venom: it makes you want to give hugs.

In tribute to:CRACKED
Mr2099 - 11/28/2012, 10:39 PM
What Saturday morning looks like for Johnny.....

TheJoker52 - 11/28/2012, 11:06 PM
IronDean2099 - 11/29/2012, 3:16 AM
To everyone who's making snide comments, it's a fact within the realms of the Marvel Universe. You guys can be so two faced because I've seen people get ripped apart for getting their lore wrong on here. I was just surprised, because I thought the details of Cyclops' powers were pretty well established among the community.
AnungUnRama - 11/29/2012, 8:33 AM
Ok here is one more trivial use of a superpower in every day life.

AnungUnRama - 11/29/2012, 9:30 AM
Ok, I've just reconsidered my most recent attempt and thought maybe this way it is a bit more subtle.

Hero020200 - 11/29/2012, 11:05 AM
How do you post pictures?
AnungUnRama - 11/29/2012, 12:36 PM

Here you can read how to post pictures.
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