This is a problem I've mentioned a few times. I like science fiction and (obviously) I like comic books. I have a hard time when the two are combined. You would think the comic medium would be perfect for sci-fi concepts. The biggest problem for me is the color. There's simply too much of it in most sci-fi comics. My current complaint deals with all the colors in Blackest Night.
I like all the different "Corps" we're getting during Blackest Night but it's been my opinion (something that people don't like when I mention it in the reviews) that there's just too much color in the space scenes. The different Lantern Corps are cool and it's been interesting to see what each one does, but throwing them all together just gets a little intense at times. I'm not faulting the colorists on these issues. Maybe it's the sci-fi fan in me trying to envision these stories told as a live action feature. I know it's not fair and something I shouldn't get hung up on but it's there.
It's not just the Blackest Night comics. This is something that has bothered me long before the current color bombardment we're getting. Take a look at these other recent examples:
The overabundance of color takes away from the space/sci-fi action we're trying to enjoy. The colors make the art look too "comic book-y."
The Star Wars comics are also hard to follow. I'm a huge Star Wars fan but I'm not always a fan of the comics. I'm not saying the space comics should be in black and white. If you think of sci-fi movies, do you super bright colors? I don't. In Star Wars, especially the newer trilogy, all the CG comes across as shiny and bright. There are different colored laser blasts and lightsabers but if you get too much color, it just looks fake. I've seen some comic book panels (not just in Star Wars) where ships or corridors are brightly colored. If it was like that in a movie, everything would look as if it were made of plastic. The overuse of colors is also why I've had a hard time getting into Marvel's 'cosmic' comics lately.
Am I the only one that feels this way? What's the biggest selling comic book? Usually they involve brightly costumed superheroes. That's okay (to an extent). Superhero comics have usually been about the brightly clad individuals running around. Even so, the majority of the time a superhero is adapted into a movie, their costumes are tweaked and toned down. Maybe I just need to get over this and enjoy the sci-fi comics. If the colors were muted a little they would be less distracting. I don't need super flashy colors to sell me on a comic.