Wednesday, June 1, 2011

My Gold Eagle Books Collection Grows

I've spoken often about the influences Gold Eagle's Able Team and Phoenix Force books had on me as an impressionable youth. Sadly, many of those books I read in junior high were borrowed from other sources and I only owned a meager handful of Gold Eagle titles myself.

For a few years, I was able to purchase a title here or there from used bookstores in the Boston area, but the pickings were fairly slim. In the last few weeks, however, with the idea of releasing HATCHET FORCE JOURNAL and the return to my roots that project provides, I've been making an effort to expand my collection of Gold Eagle titles.

Over the last two weeks, I've received Able Team #'s 2, 3, 7, and 8, and Phoenix Force #1. I hope to get a review of PF #1 up here soon. I've got Able Team #'s 1, 4, 5, and 6 and Phoenix Force #'s 2, 3, 6, and 8 on their way. It's going to be my goal to get at least one Gold Eagle title reviewed and posted every week, and I hope to have a review of AT #1 in the first issue of HFJ.

Oh, and if you're wondering, the knife is a CRKT First Strike. That is one badass piece of cutlery, just sayin'.


David Cranmer said...

You're a little ahead of me, Jack. But I'm catching up.

Machine Trooper said...

I look forward to those reviews. Sad to say, I've never read any of the Phoenix Forces, Able Teams or Stony Mans.

Jack Badelaire said...

Henry, that's madness!

The GE titles are extremely readable. I zipped through three of them this past weekend on top of about two hundred pages of non-fiction and a lot of other non-reading activities; you can probably get through one in about three hours of casual reading.

Although the plotting is scarce and they can get a little repetitive, the characters are all pretty fun and some of the writers do a great job of giving you gratuitous action. G.H. Frost, who wrote a bunch of the early Able Team titles, could write scenes that can still shock me after twenty years of reading that stuff.

Matthew P. Mayo said...

Nice collection. I have a few teetering stacks of the same. Can't beat 'em. In fact, I just read Phoenix Force #6: White Hell, and enjoyed the heck out of it.

Andrew said...

I'm going to send you some reviews of some of the Gold Eagles in my collection. Also chack THE website for the Gold Eagle series