Introduced all of the key story elements right away. His background, his living situation and his association with the priest. Hinted at a deeper mystery that he still must figure out. The artwork is very exciting. Great!
Being a comic creator myself, I can state with some authority that The Phantom Phoenix #1 is an amazing beginning to what I pray is a long-lived comic series. Excellent story-telling, well paced, and stunningly executed, this is the kind of comic that anyone of any age would enjoy. Bring on more Phantom Phoenix!