Tuesday, June 5, 2012
In a fascinating new post at his Twilight Language blog, Loren Coleman asks:
"Was one of the earliest 'men in black' fictional tales, about three MIBs, published five years before the turn of the 20th century?"
"Perhaps so. This is a significant book written about three men in a secret organization in pursuit of a man 'with spectacles' who possesses a vanished Roman coin denoting important mystic symbolism."
And, for the whole story - which is undeniably essential reading for anyone and everyone with an interest in the MIB mystery - click right here.
It's interesting to note that coins turn up (and sometimes subsequently vanish) in more than a few MIB-themed sagas, including this one from the 1950s and this from the 1970s.