As described in this answer, the Drax we see in the Guardians of the Galaxy movie is quite different than the original Earth-616 version from the comics.
That original version was a human spirit attached to a magically-created one-of-a-kind body. The new Drax is an alien who has no concept of metaphor, and interprets all statements literally. This is particularly pronounced when he hears an idiom. Here's the most famous example from the movie:
Rocket Raccoon: [about Drax] His people are completely literal. Metaphors go over his head.
Drax the Destroyer: Nothing goes over my head...! My reflexes are too fast, I would catch it.
And here's an example from the game Avengers Alliance 2, with characters based on the movie:
Hawkeye : Drax! Did Star-Lord send you? It'd be swell if you could lend us a hand right about now.
Drax : I will not loan you either of my hands! I like the way they are attached to me with muscle and bone. Why do you not use your own hands?
Hawkeye : Oh, right. Good idea. So... completely unrelated question: would you like to use your hands to fight alongside us for the purpose of beating up a large alien cat?
Drax : I would enjoy this very much.
Other aspects of the character seem similar: both characters have a vendetta against a major villain (Thanos, Ronan), both characters had their families attacked, both characters use knives and have red body markings (later version of comics Drax).
Where did this problem with metaphors and idioms come from? Did the original Drax ever display this behavior?