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Heavy Metal Presents: Gates cover. Click to enlarge.

Heavy Metal magazine is proud to present a free two-page preview of Gates in anticipation of the digital comic’s debut on 1.1.11. Gates, by Hal Hefner, will be available online for free, right here at http://gates.heavymetal.com. Heavy Metal and HalHefner are gearing up to present a digitally painted masterpiece for the weekly web comic, which debuts on New Year’s Day 2011.

Heavy Metal Presents: Gates centers on a specially-conceived young man, named Gates, living a wretched existence in an isolated negative utopian society, deep within the caverns of an industrial mountain complex. When he breaks free from his colony he is thrust onto a lush alien world filled with strange creatures, and ruled by Soloman—a nightmarish, god-like overlord. With his organic plant based technology, Soloman captures the humans and is instantly obsessed with the extermination of mankind and all life on the world. With the help of a tribe of intelligent creatures, Gates must learn to use Soloman’s organic technology to defeat him and take back a planet which is rightfully his. Gates is an epic tale of discovery and adventure addressing ideas of identity, society, politics, and philosophy, as well as modern concerns, including environmentalism, evolution, and the unintended consequences of scientific and technological experimentation.

In the first issue, discover the secrets behind Learnsleep lessons, who’s behind them and more when Heavy Metal Presents: Gates debuts online on 1.1.11.

Heavy Metal Magazine Presents Gates by Hal Hefner Page 1 Preview

Gates page 1 preview. Click to enlarge.

Heavy Metal Magazine Presents Gates by Hal Hefner Page 2 Preview

Gates page 2 preview. Click to enlarge.