Some of the greatest comic book artists of all time had to work under restrictions that would shock many of today's generation. Take colour; back in the days before endless choices, the colourists at mass market publishers were only able to work with handful of different hues.
Originally founded in 1934, DC Comics - which brought us Superman, Batman and more - created this chart in 1982 to guide its colourists in their style and creativity.
It seems the comic art world has come a long way since the 1980s. Whether or not more choice actually means more or less creativity, though, is another matter entirely...
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