They don't talk about Rocket. I haven't been able to figure out why yet.
But hey, here they're teasing us with Rocket's death.
Ask me if I'm happy, I dare you. Most Guardian titles get a five star, because I've found them to be charming, partly because of what an a-hole Rocket is. Now, between what the writer says and how they deal with this? Rocket may not be dead. But I didn't read Infinity Wars, which I found to be crap by the end of issue one - which I got for free.
That being said, I did read the wikia articles about each issue. And then I started searching for Rocket's name. Basically, I don't know what happened to him - but fandom would if he were dead. He's not, or there's been no solid confirmation of his death. I don't trust this tweet, because author's think they're teasing us, but I feel like it's lying to us to be mysterious. Except this time? The lie might work out in my favor.
Art is typical comic style done well. It's not that the writing is bad per se, but I feel like this team doesn't mesh, and won't as well as the original Guardians team did. So it's basically the author trying to jam legos into toys that are 100% not legos, and when they finally jam together and kinda stay there he's like 'ta-da, see it works!'
I mean, I guess, but not as well as you want me to think?
By the way, yes, I would have most likely found this one star more tolerable - at least - if Cates did an even semi-good Rocket that called everyone out on what d-holes they were. And build explosives that blew up moons. I mean, yeah, I kinda love him for that so hard!