Spoiler alert if you haven't read Batman: The Dark Knight #6
Bane wasn't as ridiculously overmuscled inside the book as he was on the cover. He was still a pretty big guy, but if that's the result of this new Venom drug then I can live with it. Most importantly, his speech indicates he's retained his intelligence (though he says the new Venom makes him smarter, take that as you will). What think?
Side note: His portrayal in Justice League Doom was pretty good too.