History Literature / TheExecutioner

6th Feb '18 4:21:07 AM JackG
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* CIAEvilFBIGood: Especially after Bolan went back to being a RogueAgent. Federal law enforcement agencies on the other hand are at most obstructive, and more often supportive.

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* CIAEvilFBIGood: Especially after Bolan went back to being a RogueAgent. Federal law enforcement agencies on the other hand are at most obstructive, and more often supportive.supportive -- despite the fact that law enforcement should have more issue with Bolan's activities and methods than intelligence agencies.
12th Jan '18 1:22:43 PM MikeW
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* FramingTheGuiltyParty: Played with in one book with Bolan is arrested for killing a prostitute found murdered in his hotel. At first, the small town cops, D.A. and public defender think it's just a random killing until they find out who Bolan is. On the stand, Bolan's attorney asks why someone would bother framing a man who's proudly confessed to killing countless mobsters. Bolan replies it was a trap, noting how he was nearly killed in the jail shower but ended up killing his attackers.
16th Dec '17 8:43:20 AM SeptimusHeap
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In 1980 Don Pendleton sold the rights to Gold Eagle Books, who [[ReTool retooled the series]] by having Bolan [[FakingTheDead fake his death]] in order to lead a [[HeroesRUs covert US Government operation]] known as [[GovernmentAgencyOfFiction Stony Man]]. Also part of Stony Man are two units whose story is told in their own spin-off series: ''Able Team'' (consisting of [[PowerTrio three Bolan comrades]] from his Mafia Wars -- not to be confused with [[WesternAnimation/ExoSquad Able Squad]]) and ''[[TheSomethingForce Phoenix Force]]'' (a FiveManBand assembled from the [[MultinationalTeam world's best]] anti-terrorist operatives, with no connection whatsoever to [[ComicBook/{{X-Men}} Jean Grey]]). Ostensibly Able Team was to operate inside the United States while Phoenix Force did so on an international level, but this idea was soon dropped.

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In 1980 Don Pendleton sold the rights to Gold Eagle Books, who [[ReTool retooled the series]] by having Bolan [[FakingTheDead fake his death]] in order to lead a [[HeroesRUs covert US Government operation]] known as [[GovernmentAgencyOfFiction Stony Man]]. Also part of Stony Man are two units whose story is told in their own spin-off series: ''Able Team'' (consisting of [[PowerTrio three Bolan comrades]] from his Mafia Wars -- not to be confused with [[WesternAnimation/ExoSquad Able Squad]]) and ''[[TheSomethingForce Phoenix Force]]'' (a FiveManBand assembled from the [[MultinationalTeam world's best]] anti-terrorist operatives, with no connection whatsoever to [[ComicBook/{{X-Men}} [[ComicBook/XMen Jean Grey]]). Ostensibly Able Team was to operate inside the United States while Phoenix Force did so on an international level, but this idea was soon dropped.
30th Oct '17 5:55:47 PM foxley
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* NobleShoplifter: In ''War Against the Mafia'', Mack Bolan starts his crusade against the Mob by breaking into a gun store and taking a large amount of firearms and ammunition. However, he leaves behind enough cash to cover what he took, plus the damage to the store. When interviewed in the newspaper, the proprietor says he doesn't consider this a robbery, but rather a transaction that took place while the store was closed.
7th Sep '17 3:03:24 PM foxley
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* EvilAlbino: Played as straight as possible in ''Invisible Invader''. One of the main villain's henchmen is an albino assassin simply called The Albino. While the other villains are described in detail, The Albino's real name and country of origin are never revealed.
27th May '17 12:28:37 PM nombretomado
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Mack Bolan (nicknamed "The Executioner" by his fellow soldiers) is an elite sniper/penetration specialist in TheVietnamWar when he receives word that his father Sam, a steelworker in Pittsfield, has [[PaterFamilicide gone insane and shot dead his wife Elsa and daughter]] Cynthia ("Cindy"). On talking to the SoleSurvivor, younger brother Johnny, Bolan discovers that his father was being squeezed by Mafia {{Loan Shark}}s and, on hearing that his daughter was prostituting herself to cover his debt, snapped under the pressure.

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Mack Bolan (nicknamed "The Executioner" by his fellow soldiers) is an elite sniper/penetration specialist in TheVietnamWar UsefulNotes/TheVietnamWar when he receives word that his father Sam, a steelworker in Pittsfield, has [[PaterFamilicide gone insane and shot dead his wife Elsa and daughter]] Cynthia ("Cindy"). On talking to the SoleSurvivor, younger brother Johnny, Bolan discovers that his father was being squeezed by Mafia {{Loan Shark}}s and, on hearing that his daughter was prostituting herself to cover his debt, snapped under the pressure.
14th May '17 3:40:24 AM JackG
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* MurderInc[=/=]ProfessionalKiller: The Black Aces, elite contract killers led by the Talifero brothers and answering only to the New York Mafia Commission. They are held in awe by the average [[{{Mook}} Mafia footsoldier]] and are often described as radiating 'class' and charisma. Bolan is able to use this awe to his advantage by posing as a Black Ace in order to manipulate events.

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* MurderInc[=/=]ProfessionalKiller: MurderInc: The Black Aces, elite contract killers {{Professional Killer}}s led by the Talifero brothers and answering only to the New York Mafia Commission. They are held in awe by the average [[{{Mook}} Mafia footsoldier]] and are often described as [[AffablyEvil radiating 'class' and charisma.charisma]]. Bolan is able to use this awe to his advantage by posing as a Black Ace in order to manipulate events.
14th May '17 3:37:44 AM JackG
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* AvengersAssemble: Happens with often Phoenix Force, being a diverse MultinationalTeam. Less often with Able Team as there's only three of them -- usually they're introduced in a MissionBriefing while being flown to their target area.

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* AvengersAssemble: Happens with often with Phoenix Force, being a diverse MultinationalTeam. Less often so with Able Team as there's only three of them -- usually they're introduced in a MissionBriefing while being flown to their target area.
22nd Apr '17 3:54:51 PM marcoasalazarm
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Currently (as of 2015) the series is out of print because of its publishing house, Gold Eagle, closing down.
22nd Apr '17 3:47:27 PM marcoasalazarm
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* CoolGuns / ICallItVera. 'Big Thunder', Bolan's stainless steel [[HandCannon .44 [=AutoMag=]]], and 'Belle', his silenced Beretta Brigadier (a civilian Beretta M1951), sometimes fired GunsAkimbo. They were later replaced by a Beretta 93R and .44 Desert Eagle. Able Team uses silenced Beretta 93R's (with [[LaserSight tritium night sights]] and [[DepletedPhlebotinumShells steel-core bullets]] for extra penetration) modified by CIA weaponsmith Andrzej Konzaki. Carl Lyons lacks faith in their stopping power, so Konzaki created a Colt .45 with the same capabilities -- as well as Lyon's Crowd-Killing Device, a modified [[{{BFG}} Atchisson Assault Shotgun]] whose effects are [[MoreDakka devastating at close quarters]].

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* CoolGuns / ICallItVera. 'Big Thunder', Bolan's stainless steel [[HandCannon .44 [=AutoMag=]]], and 'Belle', his silenced Beretta Brigadier (a civilian Beretta M1951), sometimes fired GunsAkimbo. They were later replaced by a Beretta 93R and .44 Desert Eagle.Eagle, with the occasional use of "Little Lightning" (a Mini-Uzi). Able Team uses silenced Beretta 93R's (with [[LaserSight tritium night sights]] and [[DepletedPhlebotinumShells steel-core bullets]] for extra penetration) modified by CIA weaponsmith Andrzej Konzaki. Carl Lyons lacks faith in their stopping power, so Konzaki created a Colt .45 with the same capabilities -- as well as Lyon's Crowd-Killing Device, a modified [[{{BFG}} Atchisson Assault Shotgun]] whose effects are [[MoreDakka devastating at close quarters]].
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