is a collection of short The Matrix Comics comic book stories set in the fictional universe of the , originally released as Matrix series webcomics on the series' official website from 1999 to 2004. Most of the stories were published in two volumes (printed in 2003 and 2004 respectively) by the The Wachowskis' company Burlyman Entertainment, along with three never released online. The comics' editor was Spencer Lamm. The Wachowskis, the creators of the Matrix series, contributed one script to the project, "Bits and Pieces of Information", aspects of which were later included in the short animated film " Animatrix The Second Renaissance".
Stories [ edit ]
Series 1 pin-ups by Vince Evans, Geof Darrow, Aron Weisenfeld and Michael Kaluta
Bill Sienkiewicz, Gregory Ruth 1
short story; illustrations were added at a later date. [1 ]
Poppy Z. Brite
Dave Dorman 2
Short story; new illustrations were added when it was included in volume 2.
"The Man Who Knew Too Much"
W. Wilbur W.
Removed from the website.
"Sweating the Small Stuff"
Spencer Lamm is credited under plot in the comic strip but not in the Volume 1 contents page.
Paul Chadwick 2
Originally printed to coincide with the release of
as a promo comic. The Matrix [3 ]
John Gaeta, Grant Niesner, Thomas Proctor, Brett Hartshorn, Dan Rosen, Noah Mizrahi, Sean White & Jamie Pilgrim
Created by staff of visual effects house
Manex Visual Effects which worked on The Matrix.
"Bits and Pieces of Information"
Lana & Andy Wachowski Geof Darrow
Written as the first of a four part story,
aspects of this story were later incorporated into [4 ] short film "The Second Renaissance". Artist Geof Darrow worked as a concept artist on all three The Animatrix Matrix films.
Vince Evans only credited for "Art" in the comic strip, but for "Plot & Art" in the Volume 2 contents page.
Tim Sale 2
"A Life Less Empty"
Ted McKeever 1
Series 2 pin-ups by Peter Bagge, Paul Chadwick, John Van Fleet, Keron Grant, Ted McKeever and Tommy Lee Edwards
"An Asset to the System"
"A Path Among Stones"
"There Are No Flowers in the Real World"
David Lapham 1
Parts 1 & 2. Also released with
Stray Bullets #2 for Free Comic Book Day in 2002 by El Capitan Books.
Included a hidden
"Day In... Day Out"
Ted McKeever & Keron Grant
Story by Ted McKeever, script by Keron Grant.
John Van Fleet
"The King of Never Return"
"An Easy One"
Tommy Lee Edwards
"Let It All Fall Down"
"Run, Saga, Run"
Inks by Rob Stull.
Series 3 pin-ups by Greg Ruth, Troy Nixey and Kaare Andrews
"The Miller's Tale"
Released as a limited edition single story comic, given away at the 2003
San Diego Comic Con and for pre-orders of the first printed volume.
"Return of the Prodigal Son"
Parts 1 & 2.
"A Sword of a Different Color"
"Hunters and Collectors"
In addition, a pin-up of the Woman in the Red Dress by
Stuart Immonen was made for the website, and three comics which did not appear online were only available in [5 ] The Matrix Comics: Volume 2:
"Who Says You Can't Get Good Help These Days?"
Illustrations are used for the front cover of Volume 2 and the back covers of both volumes.
See also [ edit ]
References [ edit ]
^ The Matrix Comics Breaking News 19 December 2003 - from Archive.org
^ Spencer Lamm (ed.), The Matrix Comics Volume 2, Burlyman Entertainment (2004), p. 4
^ The Matrix Comic News Archive - January 13th 2000 - from Archive.org
^ The Matrix Comic News Archive May 7th 1999 - from Archive.org
^ The Matrix Comics Breaking News August 27, 2002 - from Archive.org
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