“Goliath” by Neil Gaiman, with art by Bill Sienkiewicz and Gregory Ruth, is from the Matrix Comics collection of short stories set in the Matrix Universe, originally released as webcomics on the series’ official website from 1999 to 2004.
I suppose that I could claim that I had always suspected that the world was a cheap and shoddy sham, a bad cover for something deeper and weirder and infinitely more strange, and that, in some way, I already knew the truth. But I think that’s just how the world has always been. And even now that I know the truth, as you will, my love, if you’re reading this, the world still seems cheap and shoddy. Different world, different shoddy, but that’s how it feels.