The masterminds behind The Matrix, The Matrix Reloaded
and The Matrix Revolutions
unveil a second collection of comics stories based on their
epic creation, starring some of the biggest names in comics
and featuring never-before seen tales...
Two of The Matrix Comics features... well, more of
the same really. This
collection opens with a strong story, Farewell Performance.
This is about an escapologist who knows a little bit too much
about the Matrix.
favourite addition was the very short, but sweet, Who Says
You Can't Get Good Help These Days? This does inject some
much needed originality into this collection - ripping the
urine (in a nice way) out of The Matrix franchise.
Other worthy editions include An Asset to the System
(A wannabe cop gets more than he bargained for), Wrong
Number (one woman's attempts to leave the Matrix) and
Saviors [sic] (following the life of man who wants
to be patched back into the Matrix).
of the stories here had the same feel to them - entertaining
stories that have a surprise twist in the tale. Sadly, as
that twist is always to do with the fact that reality as we
see it is not real, these stories could start to get a little
bland rather quickly. Tales
based on this universe could, and I'm sure will, go on for
years. However, I can see that unless someone doesn't keep
on top of things it may go downhill - someone needs to ensure
that writers explore new avenues in this universe.
it might sound like I'm knocking this collection, I'm merely
trying to point out that this series needs to be kept fresh.
The stories collected here are entertaining and will be well
received by fans of The Matrix. It's just that in a
universe where anything can and does happen, it would be nice
to see something a little more groundbreaking.
by far the biggest crime, to me anyway, was the fact that
the Wachowski brothers slot in a 16 page advertisement (masquerading
as a free preview) for their two comics Doc Frankenstein
and Shaolin Cowboy.
this is a great collection.
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