One of Kirby's most powerful visual techniques is the EXTREME! CLOSE! UP! which zooms directly into the face of the featured character so that virtually all you see are the eyes! everybody loves Jack Kirby Eyes! Except if it's Superman, in which case it Al Plastino Eyes! Which is not as exciting at all.
I'd love to see an entire Kirby comic book illustrated using this technique.
But! How well do you know your Kirby Eyes? That's not a rhetorical question, incidentally. Below are twenty close-up panels rack-focusing right into the powerful pupils and iridescent irises of twenty different Kirby characters. Can you identify them all? (I've deleted all text in the word balloons and captions to avoid giving away clues through dialogue, and also just to be a stinker.) Press the button that says "Click Here to Read More!" right below this paragraph and get ready to have your brain puzzled. Some are easy, some are more challenging, and none of them are as easy as the three above! (Leave your answers in the comments.) On your mark...get set...wait, hold on while I get some nachos...okay, go! Name Those Kirby Eyes! (Please: no cheating by consulting the Encyclopedia Kirbyana.)