Begins with a human colony of Selene infected by something in its blue sands, which have mutated the people into something called The Hive, as they have a single consciousness and speak in unison. The human civilization wants to contain this from spreading. It's all like something out of a bad sci-fi novel--and it is. It's the creation of Benjamin Warner, an office desk jockey who yearns to become a published author.
We learn that Benjamin has been obsessed with his creation of "The Human Civilization" since he was a kid, and that when he sent his first novel to an author to critique, she said it was too similar to another writer's--a writer who penned similar tales before Ben was even born.
But he gets a rejection letter and is crushed. The same day he runs into a girl he's had a crush on his whole life--Tara Takamoto. Then, his fellow office workers are transformed into "The Hive" and want to kill him. Tara shows up to rescue him, revealing that she's a shape-shifter sent to protect him.
This first issue quickly sets up the whole premise, which is along the lines of THE POWERS OF MATTHEW STAR and INVASION U.S.A. It's entertaining enough that I'd check out the next issue... recommended.