Disagree completely about Bette's rescue of Alice. Its the main plot of this particular arc, and I didn't really feel it getting in the way at all. Honestly the action in general felt a little hectic and I think that was entirely the point as there is supposed to be a lot going on as they were diving into to the big stuff.
@rick475069: Sort of. Thanos is kind of technically immortal at the moment, something that actually pisses him off quite a bit as he is literally in love with Death and she is the one who made him that way. He actually has died before.
Wait, didn't the whole taking over the city thing happen before in No Man's Land? I may just check this book out to see how it is if I happen to find a comic book store that sells it. But hopefully I won't wind up being disappointed.
Its a good first issue. It seems to take aspects of No Man's Land and Knightfall.
Read this story a year or two ago. Its pretty good. On the Azrael side of things it actually served as a good move forward for JPV as he doesn't/can't rely on the brainwashed assassin side of him to take Bane on. Its one of my favorite favorite stories for both Bane and Azarel.
I actually dug the issue and didn't find much fault in it. I thought the length was perfectly fine for the particular story they were trying to tell. They can easily go into further development on other aspects of Cheetah down the road. Oh and the FBI agent is the New 52 introduction of Manhunter (Shaw). He isn't really a big player so I wasn't expecting too much from him here.