History Literature / TheExecutioner

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]].
19th Apr '17 2:56:37 AM Alvin
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* CoffinContraband: One of novels (likely inspired by the Frank Lucas affair) has heroin being smuggled in coffins marked Remains Non-Viewable (used for mutilated corpses who couldn't be given an open casket funeral) to dissuade anyone from opening them.

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* CoffinContraband: One of the novels (likely inspired by the Frank Lucas affair) has heroin being smuggled in coffins marked Remains Non-Viewable (used for mutilated corpses who couldn't be given an open casket funeral) to dissuade anyone from opening them.
26th Feb '17 12:50:55 PM erforce
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* FollowTheLeader: Don Pendleton is credited with launching (or at least modernizing) the ActionAdventure genre with this series, which led to the inevitable flood of OneManArmy VigilanteMan fighting TheMafia clones -- ''The Penetrator'', ''The Specialist'', ''The Marksman'', ''The Terminator'' (no, not [[Film/TheTerminator that one]]), even the soft porn ''The Sexecutioner'' (involving a female operative working for [[FunWithAcronyms N.Y.M.P.H.O.]], the New York Mafia Prosecution and Harassment Organization). With the exception of the comic series ''ComicBooks/ThePunisher'', few achieved popular success.



* TerrorHero
* ThouShaltNotKill: '''Definitely''' averted!
** It is worth noting that, as the series has progressed over the decades, not every book ends with Bolan putting a bullet between the eyes of a villain begging for mercy. A few times (gasp), Bolan even decides to let them stand trial, though granted this more often occurs with non-organized crime targets.

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* %%* TerrorHero
* ThouShaltNotKill: '''Definitely''' averted!
** It
averted! But it is worth noting that, as the series has progressed over the decades, not every book ends with Bolan putting a bullet between the eyes of a villain begging for mercy. A few times (gasp), Bolan even decides to let them stand trial, though granted this more often occurs with non-organized crime targets.


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* {{Tykebomb}}: In ''American Nightmare'', Blocker, the main villain has three people working alongside him, posing as his family. His "children" are two siblings who were left behind during the final moments of UsefulNotes/TheVietnamWar, whom he bought and raised to be hardened killers.
12th Feb '17 12:32:21 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.
8th Feb '17 5:11:17 PM JackG
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* FollowTheLeader: Don Pendleton is credited with single-handedly launching the ActionAdventure genre with this series, which led to the inevitable flood of OneManArmy VigilanteMan fighting TheMafia clones -- ''The Penetrator'', ''The Specialist'', ''The Marksman'', ''The Terminator'' (no, not [[Film/TheTerminator that one]]), even the soft porn ''The Sexecutioner'' (involving a female operative working for [[FunWithAcronyms N.Y.M.P.H.O.]], the New York Mafia Prosecution and Harassment Organization). With the exception of the comic series ''ComicBooks/ThePunisher'', few achieved popular success.

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* FollowTheLeader: Don Pendleton is credited with single-handedly launching (or at least modernizing) the ActionAdventure genre with this series, which led to the inevitable flood of OneManArmy VigilanteMan fighting TheMafia clones -- ''The Penetrator'', ''The Specialist'', ''The Marksman'', ''The Terminator'' (no, not [[Film/TheTerminator that one]]), even the soft porn ''The Sexecutioner'' (involving a female operative working for [[FunWithAcronyms N.Y.M.P.H.O.]], the New York Mafia Prosecution and Harassment Organization). With the exception of the comic series ''ComicBooks/ThePunisher'', few achieved popular success.
8th Feb '17 5:08:35 PM JackG
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* BusmansHoliday: Bolan can't even take time off from his War Everlasting without someone trying to kill him (see #50: ''Brothers in Blood'' and #90: ''Blood Heat Zero'').

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* BusmansHoliday: Bolan can't even take time off from his War Everlasting go kayaking without someone trying to kill him (see #50: ''Brothers in Blood'' and #90: ''Blood Heat Zero'').



* WhereDoesHeGetAllThoseWonderfulToys: The "war wagon" (a 26-foot GMC motor home equipped with laser-enhanced infra-red cameras, electronic surveillance devices, a computer database with phone link (in the 1970's!) and [[WeaponizedCar guided missiles]]) was constructed with the help of moonlighting NASA engineers sympathetic to his cause, and financed with [[RobbingTheMobBank stolen mob money]], much to their chagrin. Replaced by the Laser Wagon once he became official.

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* WhereDoesHeGetAllThoseWonderfulToys: WeaponizedCar: The "war wagon" (a 26-foot GMC motor home equipped with laser-enhanced infra-red cameras, electronic surveillance devices, a computer database with phone link (in the 1970's!) and [[WeaponizedCar guided missiles]]) missiles) was [[WhereDoesHeGetAllThoseWonderfulToys constructed with the help of moonlighting NASA engineers sympathetic to his cause, cause]], and financed with [[RobbingTheMobBank stolen mob money]], much to their chagrin. Replaced by the Laser Wagon (with upgraded electronics and weaponry) once he Mack became official.
7th Feb '17 7:45:16 AM JackG
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* NeverBeAHero: Mack discourages his kid brother from following in his footsteps. Later Johnny teams up with his brother after his own run-in with the Mafia, but eventually decides he doesn't have what it takes to engage in the War Everlasting, so provides MissionControl services instead.
7th Feb '17 7:40:48 AM JackG
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* WhereDoesHeGetAllThoseWonderfulToys: The "war wagon" (a 26-foot GMC motor home equipped with laser-enhanced infra-red cameras, electronic surveillance devices, a computer database with phone link (in the 1970's!) and [[WeaponizedCar guided missiles]]) was constructed with the help of moonlighting NASA engineers sympathetic to his cause, and financed with [[RobbingTheMobBank stolen mob money]], much to their chagrin.

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* WhereDoesHeGetAllThoseWonderfulToys: The "war wagon" (a 26-foot GMC motor home equipped with laser-enhanced infra-red cameras, electronic surveillance devices, a computer database with phone link (in the 1970's!) and [[WeaponizedCar guided missiles]]) was constructed with the help of moonlighting NASA engineers sympathetic to his cause, and financed with [[RobbingTheMobBank stolen mob money]], much to their chagrin. Replaced by the Laser Wagon once he became official.
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