This is a simple matter with a simple solution that might help someone save time and confusion. Emacs wasn’t coloring my comments correctly so I went ahead and had it change them to red-italic. If you are having similar issues you can drop the following into your home directory’s .emacs file. Enjoy. Keep in mind that if you are using emacs in a terminal session as opposed to the X-server gui then you will not see the italics.
'(gud-gdb-command-name "gdb --annotate=1")
'(font-lock-comment-face ((((class color) (background light)) (:foreground "red" :slant italic)))))