Simple criminal Phil Sanders tries to stay low to avoid Plastic Man. Phil Sanders applies for an acting job where the director "Marlow Camdem, Genius Director, seeks actor to kill roll of Sad Character! Marlow says Facial Expression Must Break Hearts of Audience!"
Sanders wins the roll of the saddest actor and when Camdem coaches Sanders in how to increase sadness, Phil Sanders becomes the criminal "Sadly-Sadly" because his extreme sad face can make anyone do anything. Phil Sanders becomes a dangerous and elusive criminal until Plastic Man finds a way to neutralize the new face of Phil Sanders.