Confounded at every turn, Smitty finds himself two steps behind Burroughs as their old rivalry reaches new heights of mutual hatred. As his options for survival and freedom dwindle, he’ll have to learn to think like his greatest rival-and come to grips with how similar the two of them are.
The life of a pirate is not an existence that could be so easily given up without still dealing with some remnants of it later on. It would have been hard enough to begin with, let alone trying to play both sides of the coin. With problems both past and present all around, Smitty continues to claw his way out in part three of Pirate Eye: Exiled from Exile.
This next issue splits its time between the current situation between Smitty and Burroughs, as well as events from the past that help explain why. Burroughs is not about to let Smitty off so easily, and uses all his connections and power to take him down. Smitty, equally as resourceful, takes a gamble in his sticky situation in hopes of turning the tide in his favor.
There was some interesting illustration choices in this book that I had some trouble understanding. The overall art style that we’ve seen prior was prominent, yet some characters had a strikingly different approach. It wasn’t bad by any means, just not something I quite understood. Beyond that though, the artwork also featured some pretty neat color use in some pages.
With this offshoot coming to a close soon, the story is bound to get even more intense in the final issue. It’s been a cool mini series, and one that is a pretty decent way to check out Pirate Eye as a whole. You’d be a bit better off having read the other books, but even if you haven’t, is still a decent book to check out.
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