Honestly, I don't have much to say about this issue, because Bendis tells a pretty straight-forward story here. Yotat is a former small-time hood that got transformed into the hulking giant that we see here through an accident. Said accident involved a bomb that looks a lot like the thermal-nuclear detonator from "Return of the Jedi." (Bendis doesn't really go into details about how the transformation happened, but I'm just going to go with it, since stranger things have literally happened in the Marvel Universe.) Said bomb was detonated on top of him by the big-time hood whose organization Yotat was trying to join. Said hood didn't like that Yotat was trying to leave his current employer; he values loyalty, apparently. Yotat sought out the guy later for revenge, but he came across Rocket and Drax in the process. Rocket tries to stop Yotat, Drax arrives in the nick of time to save Rocket's tail, the Nova Corps appear on the scene, they take Yotat into custody, and Rocket and Drax abscond. In the present, Yotat returns for revenge against Drax and, well, he pretty much gets it: in the last scene, everyone other than Rocket appears dead. Needless to say, I'm intrigued by how Bendis is going to start the next issue.
*** (three of five stars)