People across the Gawkerverse have commented on the dark icons in the comment editor box and Ernie the tech support guy has answered.
Howdy. Black-on-black is the new contrast. We're trying to get this fixed, but I can't promise an exact time frame as most of the development focus is on Kinja 1.2 right now. If I can be candid, I'd say just switch over to Kinja 1.2 via the opt-in at the top of any page. The old design/editor will be replaced by 1.2 in the very near future, so may as well start breaking the old girl in!
(I dislike sharing comments with no context which is why this is a post and not just a comment share.)