I was reading the Jack Kirby’s Fourth World Omnibus and since they used blown up original pages for the front sheets the fact that the entire comic was recolored was obvious. Looking at it I wondered how much Kirby took into account the limitations of printing and worked with them. I can’t really tell, though since it has been recolored with solid colors using modern separation techniques instead of the dots.
I’ve seen it quite a bit lately with trade paper backs of older comics and I was wondering how much it’s affecting the art. So should it be done? And in those cases where it is necessary should the coloring be done in a style that matches the original technique?