Six ways to spot a Kirby plot:
- Kirby did the layouts.
- Something new and interesting on every page
- The story based on science, or something else from the real world.
- The amount of dialog fits the art. It doesn't look verbose or squashed.
- The plot does not rely heavily on a twist at the end. There might be a surprising twist, sure, but the story will still be satisfying without it.
- The story is fairly original. If it's an old idea it won't have featured for a couple of years at least.