Trees (vol 1): In Shadow - Warren Ellis

I can't say this was an actively bad comic, I'm just not sure what to make of it. In the future, these alien pylon-like structures that we call "trees" just crashed down on various parts of the world. Seemingly impervious and completely oblivious, they occasionally pour out toxic destruction, but otherwise appear to do nothing. The story follows several different people and their relationship to the trees. So far the comic seems to be symbolic for an uncaring universe or the way we treat weeds and insects (or both). At the same time, there's a hint of some other meaning (?) going on. Now here's the thing, not to be too much of a spoiler, but almost none of the lives we follow seem to matter. I don't need a comic book to remind me of an uncaring universe, so if that's the direction of this, I certainly can skip it, yet if it's supposed to have some larger plot line, after eight issues there should've been more of a hint of one. I don't see myself continuing with this. trees