Probably set the furthest in time of any story in the Matrix franchise, it understandably contained differences in continuity from the others.
Goliath was written by Neil Gaiman and illustrated by Bill Sienkiewicz and Gregory Ruth for The Matrix Comics Series 1. It was re-illustrated when it was included in The Matrix Comics Volume 1, and was later included in Neil Gaiman's short story anthology Fragile Things.
StoryMachines retaliate by producing a spacecraft to destroy the aliens, which the protagonist is trained to fly. He completes his mission only to be told there is no return to Earth. Granting his final wish, he is reconnected to the Matrix, living out fifteen years during the last hour of his life.
- The alien invasion
- Humans linked to the Matrix are used as secondary computer processors rather than batteries
- Fragile Things on neilgaiman.com