An old enemy exposes a secret that forces Smitty to flee for his life. Now, with a price on his head on land and at sea, Smitty will have to survive long enough to find out what went wrong, how to make it right, and who is responsible.
Ah, back to the high seas and the unforgiving life during the time of pirates. It’s no wonder there’s an ongoing battle between pirates and ninjas for popularity, both are awesome. I don’t know that I could pick honestly. Fortunately, I get to read books for both, including the first in the new Pirate Eye mini series Exiled from Exile.
To no surprise, Smitty is once again up to his eyes in trouble and will use every trick up his dirty sleeve to get out of it. Playing all sides will catch up to you eventually, as he finds out someone did not much care for his typical game of deceit and now has a bounty on him. Employing the help of a fellow “law man”, he manages to squeeze his way out for now, backstabbing him in the process of course.
The previous style of artwork is brought over into this new expansion for the series. A bit rough on the edges, and with a darker feel to all the colors, it is befitting to this manner of story. Even with that looser, grittier art, it does not fall short of visually telling the story. Like I said, it fits a pirate story and I can appreciate that they use it here.
If you’ve never read any of Pirate Eye, worry not, for you can still jump into it here without any problem. Even the last trade I read was pretty much a collection of one shots and followed it easily. Regardless, this is still a great series that most anyone can get into and is worth checking out.
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