Writer: James Ninness & Michael Drace Fountain
Artist: Brian Soriano
Unfortunately, I haven't read issue #1, so I'm not entirely sure coming into this what's gone on previous. But piecing together clues in this issue I was able to get up to speed, more or less. All without the story moving forward.
Drace Grey is a detective whose partner, Troy, was a demon who died in the first issue. Now Grey is teamed up with a woman who may or may not be on the side of good as he chases down a kidnapper who has snatched up children. But for what purpose? Something very dark and evil.
There's something very creepy about anybody who would snatch up children. And Ninness's writing plays up on that. We glimpse the conditions in which the children are held and hear someone speaking a satanic chant in a foreign language. There's action and scares as Grey tries to take down a bad guy only to find him nearly invulnerable. And there's the mystery about his companion and what her motives are.
I'm a huge fan of well done black and white art. It forces the artist as well as the reader to focus more on the content without being distracted by the whole of the image. And Soriano's work is the sort of art that really works with that technique.
If you want to get into the story, you can pick up the #0 issue of Drace Grey for free at the Keyleaf Comics website.