We've been psyched for DMZ author Brian Wood's next big end-of-the-world project The Massive for a spell now. And even though The Massive ongoing series kicks off in June, Dark Horse Comics has allowed io9 to republish the entire first chapter of Wood and Kristian Donaldson's story from January's issue of Dark Horse Presents #8.

You can find the second chapter in Dark Horse Presents #9, which is out today at your local comic shop — click on the final image to find out where that is. Here's the plot synopsis via Dark Horse:

The Massive follows a group of direct-action environmentalists after the world has experienced a crippling ecological disaster. With society grinding to a halt and the planet itself in a state of rebellion, this group sails the world's oceans looking not only for its lost sister ship, the titular Massive, but for some sense of logic in all the chaos. What does it mean to be an environmentalist after the world's already ended?