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* The classic ''{{Franchise/Batman}}'' story ''ComicBook/TheKillingJoke'' is an interesting case in that there are two separate colorations that, depending on the person you talk to, may or may not fall under this trope. Upon its original release, The original coloring, by John Higgins, used a bright, garish palette, giving the feeling that the world of the comic was itself as sickening and nightmarish as the themes it dealt with. Some people, including line artist Brian Bolland, were not pleased with how brightly the colors turned out and felt they robbed the book of its darkness, but others praised the demented energy and atmosphere that the coloration gave the book. The 20th-anniversary edition was recolored by Bolland in an attempt to fix what he saw as a problem. The results were [[BrokenBase controversial]]. The flashback scenes, which had a coloration in line with the rest of the book in the original, are colored black and white with a few colors popping out instead. The book as a whole features a lot more shading, much more toned down colors, and a generally gloomy, dark feel as opposed to the more manic feel of the original. The recolored version also features some disturbing new details, like how when the Joker emerges from the chemical-laced waters, [[EyeScream his eyes were supposed to be bleeding]]. The original version colored the blood white, making it look like tears. Some people praised this and how chilling it looked, but others found it to be a [[{{Narm}} Narmy]] attempt to make the book needlessly DarkerAndEdgier, and that the tears worked far better within the context of the scene.

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* The classic ''{{Franchise/Batman}}'' story ''ComicBook/TheKillingJoke'' is an interesting case in that there are two separate colorations that, depending on the person you talk to, may or may not fall under this trope. Upon its original release, The original coloring, by John Higgins, used a bright, garish palette, giving the feeling that the world of the comic was itself as sickening and nightmarish as the themes it dealt with. Some people, including line artist Brian Bolland, were not pleased with how brightly the colors turned out and felt they robbed the book of its darkness, but others praised the demented energy and atmosphere that the coloration gave the book. The 20th-anniversary edition was recolored by Bolland in an attempt to fix what he saw as a problem. The results were [[BrokenBase controversial]]. The flashback scenes, which had a coloration in line with the rest of the book in the original, are colored black and white with a few colors popping out instead. The book as a whole features a lot more shading, much more toned down colors, and a generally gloomy, dark feel as opposed to the more manic feel of the original. The recolored version also features some disturbing new details, like how when the Joker emerges from the chemical-laced waters, [[EyeScream his eyes were supposed to be bleeding]]. The original version colored the blood white, making it look like tears. Some people praised this and how chilling it looked, but others found it to be a [[{{Narm}} Narmy]] attempt to make the book needlessly DarkerAndEdgier, and that the tears worked far better within the context of the scene.


* The classic ''{{Franchise/Batman}}'' story ''ComicBook/TheKillingJoke'' is an interesting case in that there are two separate colorations that, depending on the person you talk to, may or may not fall under this trope. Upon its original release, Dave Gibbons gave the story a garishly bright, almost psychadelic coloration. Some people, including line artist Brian Bolland, were not pleased with how brightly the colors turned out and felt they robbed the book of its darkness, but others praised the demented energy and atmosphere that the coloration gave the book. The 20th-anniversary edition was recolored by Bolland in an attempt to fix what he saw as a problem. The results were [[BrokenBase controversial]]. The flashback scenes, which had a coloration in line with the rest of the book in the original, are colored black and white with a few colors popping out instead. The book as a whole features a lot more shading, much more toned down colors, and a generally gloomy, dark feel as opposed to the more manic feel of the original. The recolored version also features some disturbing new details, like how when the Joker emerges from the chemical-laced waters, [[EyeScream his eyes were supposed to be bleeding]]. The original version colored the blood white, making it look like tears. Some people praised this and how chilling it looked, but others found it to be a [[{{Narm}} Narmy]] attempt to make the book needlessly DarkerAndEdgier, and that the tears worked far better within the context of the scene.

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* The classic ''{{Franchise/Batman}}'' story ''ComicBook/TheKillingJoke'' is an interesting case in that there are two separate colorations that, depending on the person you talk to, may or may not fall under this trope. Upon its original release, Dave Gibbons gave the story The original coloring, by John Higgins, used a garishly bright, almost psychadelic coloration. garish palette, giving the feeling that the world of the comic was itself as sickening and nightmarish as the themes it dealt with. Some people, including line artist Brian Bolland, were not pleased with how brightly the colors turned out and felt they robbed the book of its darkness, but others praised the demented energy and atmosphere that the coloration gave the book. The 20th-anniversary edition was recolored by Bolland in an attempt to fix what he saw as a problem. The results were [[BrokenBase controversial]]. The flashback scenes, which had a coloration in line with the rest of the book in the original, are colored black and white with a few colors popping out instead. The book as a whole features a lot more shading, much more toned down colors, and a generally gloomy, dark feel as opposed to the more manic feel of the original. The recolored version also features some disturbing new details, like how when the Joker emerges from the chemical-laced waters, [[EyeScream his eyes were supposed to be bleeding]]. The original version colored the blood white, making it look like tears. Some people praised this and how chilling it looked, but others found it to be a [[{{Narm}} Narmy]] attempt to make the book needlessly DarkerAndEdgier, and that the tears worked far better within the context of the scene.

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* When the original seven issues of ''ComicBook/TheRocketeer'' by Dave Stevens were collected and reprinted by Creator/IDWPublishing, they were completely recolored by Laura Martin at Stevens's own request. While the new coloration has its supporters, the change was controversial and many fans of Stevens feel that it doesn't mesh well with his lineart, fit the period piece style of the book, or communicate the same kind of warmth and energy that the older colors had.

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* The iOS game version of gamebook ''Literature/AppointmentWithFEAR'' has digitally-colored versions of the original book's illustrations. Illustrations that were meant to be in black-and-white, in homage to vintage superhero comics. Having smudged, drab digital coloring kinda kills its purpose.


* Recent Creator/DarkHorseComics reprints of old ''[[Franchise/ConanTheBarbarian Conan]]'' comics have drawn criticisms for obscuring Barry Windsor-Smith's line art with obtrusive digital coloring.

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* Recent Creator/DarkHorseComics reprints of old ''[[Franchise/ConanTheBarbarian Conan]]'' comics have drawn criticisms criticism for obscuring digitally recolouring Barry Windsor-Smith's work in [[RealIsBrown shades of grey and brown]] instead of his expressionistic purples, greens and golds. It was made even more egregious by occasionally losing details through mistakes like erasing entire rivers by colouring them green. The chief criticism was that the original book was coloured by Windsor-Smith himself, meaning there's no excuse that the original colouring wasn't serving the line art with obtrusive digital coloring.or against his artistic vision.


Please keep your Complaining About X and {{justifying edit}}s out of this trope. Part of this trope is subjective and some examples are bound to be controversial. If you think an example really doesn't belong here, please bring it to the discussion page. Also keep in mind that you can genuinely appreciate and respect an author and still think their colouring isn't as good as their drawing style.

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Please keep your Complaining About X and {{justifying Administrivia/{{justifying edit}}s out of this trope. Part of this trope is subjective and some examples are bound to be controversial. If you think an example really doesn't belong here, please bring it to the discussion page. Also keep in mind that you can genuinely appreciate and respect an author and still think their colouring isn't as good as their drawing style.

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** As if to solve this problem, DC released a black and white version of the story. Unfortunately, this removed some of the plot points that could only be told through the coloring, such as Batman seeing stains of white on his glove that are not present in the colorless version.


* The unlockable sketches of assorted {{Mooks}} and townspeople in ''SonicUnleashed'' look a lot more impressive in sketch form.

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* The unlockable sketches of assorted {{Mooks}} and townspeople in ''SonicUnleashed'' ''VideoGame/SonicUnleashed'' look a lot more impressive in sketch form.

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* Creator/ShinichiSakamoto is very well-regarded for his detailed, realistic artwork in Manga/KokounoHito and Manga/{{Innocent}} but his coloring is often underwhelming and makes his art fall into UncannyValley when combined with the stylized proportions and features of the characters.


* ''ComicBook/ElfQuest'' -- twice. The colourised MarvelComics reprints were patchy at best, and the new computer-coloured versions are incredibly garish and obscure a lot of the original black and white linework. On the other hand, if you can find copies of the long out-of-print pastel editions of the first four ''[=ElfQuest=]'' volumes, they're ''gorgeous.''

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* ''ComicBook/ElfQuest'' -- twice. The colourised MarvelComics Creator/MarvelComics reprints were patchy at best, and the new computer-coloured versions are incredibly garish and obscure a lot of the original black and white linework. On the other hand, if you can find copies of the long out-of-print pastel editions of the first four ''[=ElfQuest=]'' volumes, they're ''gorgeous.''


* Recent DarkHorseComics reprints of old ''[[Franchise/ConanTheBarbarian Conan]]'' comics have drawn criticisms for obscuring Barry Windsor-Smith's line art with obtrusive digital coloring.

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* Recent DarkHorseComics Creator/DarkHorseComics reprints of old ''[[Franchise/ConanTheBarbarian Conan]]'' comics have drawn criticisms for obscuring Barry Windsor-Smith's line art with obtrusive digital coloring.


* ''ComicBook/VForVendetta'' was originally released in black and white, and then recolored by a different person. With watercolors. In quasi-impressionistic colors. Without paying attention to the lines.
** The most obvious problem with this being that [[BlackBlood all the blood had already been done in ink]], which suddenly looked a bit strange next to a bunch of colors.

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* ''ComicBook/VForVendetta'' was originally released in black and white, and then recolored by a different person. With watercolors. In quasi-impressionistic colors. Without paying attention to the lines.
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lines. The most obvious problem with this being that [[BlackBlood all the blood had already been done in ink]], which suddenly looked a bit strange next to a bunch of colors.



* Colourist JD Smith's brief stint on Ultimate Spider-Man. He basically ruined Bagley's line art by giving absolutely everything this weird orange tint and by making everything look rather muted and uninteresting. Fortunately he was replaced.

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* Colourist JD Smith's brief stint on Ultimate Spider-Man.''Ultimate Spider-Man''. He basically ruined Bagley's line art by giving absolutely everything this weird orange tint and by making everything look rather muted and uninteresting. Fortunately he was replaced.



* ''ComicBook/ElfQuest'' -- twice. The colourised MarvelComics reprints were patchy at best, and the new computer-coloured versions are incredibly garish and obscure a lot of the original black and white linework.
** On the other hand, if you can find copies of the long out-of-print pastel editions of the first four ''[=ElfQuest=]'' volumes, they're ''gorgeous.''

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* ''ComicBook/ElfQuest'' -- twice. The colourised MarvelComics reprints were patchy at best, and the new computer-coloured versions are incredibly garish and obscure a lot of the original black and white linework.
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linework. On the other hand, if you can find copies of the long out-of-print pastel editions of the first four ''[=ElfQuest=]'' volumes, they're ''gorgeous.''


* Edwin Biukovic is known for having great detail and just all in all being very good at rendering faces and crowds. But compare [[http://img706.imageshack.us/img706/7361/blz14u.jpg this page]] from the comics version of ''[[TheThrawnTrilogy The Last Command]]'' to [[http://img360.imageshack.us/img360/9779/blz20dy0.jpg this page]] from ''[[ComicBook/XWingSeries The Phantom Affair]]''. The latter's not terrible, but it's more heavyhanded, and faces are often weirdly dark.

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* Edwin Biukovic is known for having great detail and just all in all being very good at rendering faces and crowds. But compare [[http://img706.imageshack.us/img706/7361/blz14u.jpg this page]] from the comics version of ''[[TheThrawnTrilogy The Last Command]]'' ''Literature/TheLastCommand'' to [[http://img360.imageshack.us/img360/9779/blz20dy0.jpg this page]] from ''[[ComicBook/XWingSeries The Phantom Affair]]''. The latter's not terrible, but it's more heavyhanded, and faces are often weirdly dark.


** More up to date (''TheTransformersIDW'' Run), in Escalation and part of Devastation EJ Su's lineart is colored by a fairly unimpressive colorist. Later, a much better colorist takes over and the difference is like night and day.

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** More up to date (''TheTransformersIDW'' (''ComicBook/TheTransformersIDW'' Run), in Escalation and part of Devastation EJ Su's lineart is colored by a fairly unimpressive colorist. Later, a much better colorist takes over and the difference is like night and day.


* Ryu Fujisaki from the ''{{Shiki}}'' manga.

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* Ryu Fujisaki from the ''{{Shiki}}'' ''Manga/{{Shiki}}'' manga.



* Some people say ''[[Manga/DeathNote Death Note's]]'' coloured art looks odd and falls under UncannyValley compared to the usual black and white.

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* Some people say ''[[Manga/DeathNote Death Note's]]'' ''Manga/DeathNote'''s coloured art looks odd and falls under UncannyValley compared to the usual black and white.

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