I agree it's great to see the real Bane back in Gotham and hunting Batman. He should always be a top level threat when he is used in a story. I don't like the execution thus far from King though. The 3 guys hanging in the cave, then the Robins on ice...all while Bats travels to and from the Fortress as Bane is stalking all over Gotham.
The jump from last issue to this one was jarring, I thought I may have missed a page somehow. Maybe it all gets explained in course of the story and I'll like it. But after the issue I was disappointed. The Pirate talking about the multiverse "reborning" for one panel was my fave moment.