Somehow, the colorist for Matoro never seemed to grasp what his correct colors were. The coloring error with Matoro persisted for all of his Matoran appearances in the comics. When I first read the comic where the Kal steal the symbols, they had a close-up of Matoro, but I thought it was Kopaka Mata for a second! I was so confused!
I try not to get too caught up in story team mandates. OGD has a place in my heart, but if it's not in the print, it just doesn't hold up to what is in the print. The story team can correct possible errors, but saying that Word of God trumps implied Word of God when Word of God deems it necessary is bad maths or something, so I'm glad that the story team doesn't do that much.
This is somewhat unrelated, but as the story became more reliant on books and movies, the comics started to give a watered down interpretation. While the story team gave the comics their highest seal of approval, the novels arguably have more authority by virtue of their thoroughness. An example of a pretty large difference between comic and novel is the lead up to Ignika's sacrifice. Greg wrote both, and while the comic jealously guards its canon perch from its glory days, I think most would agree that the multiple page account from the novel is more correct than the comic's version.
Edited by Zestanor, Jun 12 2013 - 11:52 PM.