They were originally published on the official Matrix website from 1999 to 2003 as three series of webcomics with additional pieces of artwork, most of which were later collected into two volumes, published by the Wachowski Brothers' company Burlyman Entertainment along with three comics never released on the internet.
The comics' editor was Spencer Lamm. The Wachowski Brothers contributed one script to the project, Bits and Pieces of Information, aspects of which were later included in The Animatrix short animated film The Second Renaissance.
- The Matrix Comics Series 1 (1999)
- The Matrix Comics Series 2 (2000–2002)
- The Matrix Comics Series 3 (2002–2003)
- The Matrix Comics Volume 1 (2003)
- The Matrix Comics Volume 2 (2004)
In addition, a number of the comics were printed individually in comic books:
- The Matrix: Comic Book Preview, featuring Déjà Vu which was to have been given out at the release of The Matrix in 1999
- A comic book was made by David Lapham for Free Comic Book Day 2002 which was reversible, having There Are No Flowers in the Real World on one side and Stray Bullets #2 on the other
- A preview comic book of The Matrix Comics Volume 1 which included only The Miller's Tale was printed for San Diego Comic Con 2003 and was also given away free to everyone who pre-ordered the volume
As well as comic strips there were a number of pieces of high quality artwork called pin-ups which were generally made by the artists for one of their own stories in a series. These were often released as a preview of the comic before it was available on the website.