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Get It? was a short comic written and illustrated by Peter Bagge and inked by Reynolds, released on May 19, 2000 on the official website as part of The Matrix Comics Series 2 and was later included in The Matrix Comics Volume 1 and the The Matrix Comics: 20th Anniversary Edition. Unlike most of the stories in the comic series, it was a comedic spoof which was inspired by the reaction after watching The Matrix.


Johnny comes out of the movie theater after watching The Matrix with his two friends. While the two friends thought of it as a terrific movie, Johnny says he did not get any of the movie. Amazed by his admission, the three go into the Tin Hat Tavern, where James tries to explain the basic gist of the movie while the other friend tells James not to bother. But, asking too many questions, the two friends shortly give up on explaining the rest of the movie to Johnny. Johnny starts to leave while the two friends continue to assure him that plenty of others surely would not have also understood the movie.

Thanking his two friends for the beer, Johnny leaves through the door, at which point his friends, along with everyone else in the bar, reveal their Agent earpieces. The two friends, actually Agents Lewis and Davies, express satisfaction that a lot of people don't get the movie, with Lewis stating that the fewer humans who comprehend what's really going on then the fewer they must destroy.


  • Johnny
  • James: Agent Davis (Agent GLY2 in the printed volume)
  • James' friend: Agent Lewis (Agent XRL7 in the printed volume)
  • Barkeep (spoken to but no dialogue)