I didn't find it decompressed, I actually thought it was quite dense, but I can see why it might give that impression.
I felt like there was a lot to chew on, even if there's not a huge amount in the way of obvious plot yet. Lots of concepts set up very swiftly, character dynamics established, and a decent sense of the 'world' of the book created. I like that it's starting relatively small-scale, and we'll presumably see how things spiral out from the events of this issue.
The art was pretty good too, although nothing really 'popped' for me, possibly due to the restrained colouring.
Interested to see where this goes. While it isn't a first issue that sets out to wow readers, I get the feeling that it will provide a very solid foundation for the series.