Royal Nonesuch wrote:The bright, low contrast, plasticine look is where comic art seems to be headed nowadays. It's a shame, really.
I see that more from the DC books I've looked at lately than Marvel, but I generally don't see a lot of what either one is publishing right now. I think there's a schism between the pencils/inks and digital coloring. I think the artist is more likely than ever to go that coloring book route, leaving it to the colorist to add everything else, including the illusion of depth. But the pencils/art should be giving panels depth too, not merely line/perspective drawings like a lot of what you see in Superboy. Not enough collaboration between the artist/inker/colorist, in other words.
Also, some digital colorist just suck balls. This issue looks like 1997-era CGI in terms of the shading/gradations.