When I read X-O Manowar #2, I was impressed with the coloring, especially of the scenes of the Vines prisoners working in the gardens. Moose Baumann did a superb job!
I buy my comics at my local comic shop, so the first time I read X-O Manowar #2, I read it in print. I later bought the digital version of X-O Manowar #2 as well, and I noticed that the colors look a tad different on my iPad than they do in print.
The differences aren’t drastic, but I still thought it would be interesting to compare the colors side by side, in both X-O Manowar and Harbinger.
X-O Manowar #2
Here’s that first page of the workers in the garden, with the print version on the left, and the digital on the right.
The colors in the digital version are a bit more vibrant than the print version. Here’s another side by side comparison from another page from X-O Manowar.
Harbinger wasn’t quite as much of a difference. Here’s a few panels from Harbinger #1, with the print version on top, and the digital version on the bottom.
I didn’t notice as much of a difference between the print and digital versions with Harbinger, though kinda interestingly from a process point of view, the magenta in the print version came out stronger than the digital version.
Just for fun, my favorite panel from Harbinger:
The digitally vibrancy is a little more apparent in this panel.
Ink Versus Light
Print and digital are always going to look a little different. Print is made up of Cyan, Magenta, Yellow, and Black ink. Digital is made up of Red, Green, and Blue light pixels. These lead to differences in how images and colors look by their nature. Sometimes ink can’t capture the full range of color that digital can.
If you are reading the new Valiant comics either in print or digitally, here’s an idea of how the other looks.