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Franchise / Men in Black

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K: We are the best kept secret in the universe. Our mission is to monitor extraterrestrial activity on Earth. We are your best, last, and only line of defense. We work in secret. We exist in shadow.
J: And we dress in black.
The introduction to the "Men in Black" music video by Will Smith.

Men in Black is a media franchise about The Men in Black helping to protect the people of Earth from alien visitors passing by or living on the planet — and vice versa.

Men in Black franchise media:

Comic books

  • Men in Black:
    • Vol. 1, #1-3 (1990)
    • Vol. 2, #1-3 (1991)
  • Men in Black: Far Cry (1997)
  • Men in Black: The Movie (1997)
  • Men in Black: Retribution (1997)


  • Men in Black (1997) by Steve Perry
  • Men In Black: The Green Saliva Blues (1999) by Dean Wesley Smith
  • Men In Black: The Grazer Conspiracy (2000) by Dean Wesley Smith
  • Men in Black II (2002) by Esther M. Friesner
  • Men in Black: International (2019) by R.S. Belcher

Live-action films

Video games

  • Men in Black: The Game (1997; PC, PlayStation)
  • Men in Black: The Series (1999; Game Boy Color)
  • Men in Black 2: The Series (2000: Game Boy Color)
  • Men in Black: The Series (2001; Game Boy Advance)
  • Men in Black: The Series Crashdown (2001; PlayStation)
  • Men in Black II: Crossfire (2002: PC)
  • Men in Black II: Alien Escape (2002; GameCube, PlayStation 2)
  • Men in Black II (2004; Mobile)
  • Men in Black: Alien Assault/Men in Black: Without a Trace (2007; Mobile)
  • Men in Black 3 (2012; Mobile)
  • MIB: Alien Crisis (2012: PlayStation 3, Wii, Xbox 360)
  • Men in Black: Global Invasion (2019; Mobile)
  • Men in Black: Galaxy Defenders (2020; Mobile)

Western animation



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Alternative Title(s): MIB


I stole that one

Jay, in 1969, is pulled over by two racist cops who obviously believe he stole the flashy car he's driving. He begins lecturing them on stereotyping and says that just because he's black doesn't mean he stole the car...he then admits that he actually did steal it.

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