For those of you unfamiliar with the Pirate Eye series, it’s about a pirate named Smithy that has turned to the life of a private eye; hence the incredibly simple yet awesome title of Pirate Eye. In the first one-shot we were introduced to Smithy and the world he lives in as he investigated a woman that worked in a brothel; the Governor wanted her as his mistress and house keeper, but not if she was a murderer. Though the discovery of whether she was a man killer or not was easy enough to come by, Smithy uncovered a much larger plot that brought the girl there in the first place. He showed the reader that he was no ordinary Pirate and that made him quite awesome.
The new one-shot begin with him getting his ass beat by a man whose wife has left him because of Smithy revealing to her that he’s a cheater. Even though Smithy or Pirate as everyone calls him is getting his ass beat he still cracks jokes calling the man cheap for not offering him a better price. The assault is broken up by two of Parrot’s men; Parrot being the Kingpin of the town. The two thugs Cyclops and the Mute tell the man and his friends to piss off or find themselves on the wrong side of a gun. Smithy hates Parrot and doesn’t like these two coming to his rescue because it means that Parrot wants something from him. They take him out on a boat in to the harbor and along the way reveal to him that they’re visiting Pirates.