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Army of the Dead

ZOMBIES MARCHED . . . soulless storm troops of a sinister madman's plot. Freedom was in mortal peril, as was Jimmy Christopher, Operator 5 of the nation's spy service, battling the bloody tide that swirled on land and sea. Into Death's Temple Jimmy rushed headlong . . . where the archfiend awaited, eager to sacrifice him on the bloody altar of tyranny . . . and resurrect him as a mindless recruit in . . .

Year: 1935
Genre: Hero Pulps

Attack of the Blizzard Men

As suddenly as Death, the bitter cold came, and with it, the armored tanks, sleek submarines and mailed warriors of the invading legions An international syndicate, fearing America's greatness and strength in war, had unleashed savage war-dogs to win the conflict before it fairly began... The greatest military genius of modern times commanded the enemy, and Operator 5 of the United States Secret Service-known to his dearest friends as Jimmy Christopher-was America's choice to oppose him...

Year: 1935
Genre: Hero Pulps

Blood Reign of the Dictator

A TYRANT'S BLADE hovered over a bewildered nation, and literally over the helpless form of lovely Diane Elliot, beloved protegee of the one man whose heroic stature might save the U.S. from utter capitulation to the madman's tyranny--Operator 5! His country in chaos, his dearest friend a captive of the evil usurper's black-robed hordes, the intelligence ace and his Secret Sentinels seemed helpless against the terror of the BLOOD REIGN OF THE DICTATOR!

Year: 1935
Genre: Hero Pulps

Cavern of the Damned

Secretly, behind closed doors and guarded portals the mysterious Black Power of Zaava spread its hidden terror throughout America. What evil force was behind the destruction of churches; the wholesale disappearance of entire congregations? What sinister spell had fallen upon American men and women to make them hurl themselves into white-hot flaming furnaces.

Year: 1934
Genre: Hero Pulps

Hosts of the Flaming Death

Gold-the mineral which fosters war!-threatened to plunge America into a chaos of revolt, misery and death. In Washington, the fortified vaults of the nation's Treasury lay empty-stripped of wealth. A madman, obscured in mystery, his face concealed by a mask of the precious metal, had allied himself with powerful foreign magnates to deliver the United States into misery and bondage.

Year: 1935
Genre: Hero Pulps

Invasion of the Crimson Death Cult

Mysterious happenings-cloudbursts in the arid desert, churches and skyscrapers horribly destroyed, priests and pastors oddly maddened, Intelligence agents craftily slaughtered-all these heralded the attack on America by the Son of Kasma-spokesman for a vicious, Oriental cult. The populace flocked to the new religion in self-defense. And Operator 5, charged with treason by a power-drunk authority; must battle alone against a more cunning invader than ever menaced America before.

Year: 1935
Genre: Hero Pulps

Invasion of the Dark Legions

A powerful army of invasion-armed with the most ghastly modern weapons: bacteria, plagues, hideous diseases-lay carefully hidden within the borders of the United States, ready to strike at the heart of the nation, to kill, pillage, demolish... A foreign demagogue, mad-drunk with power, greed, and lust, planned the slaughter of a million helpless men and women, to sate his twisted, race-proud ambition.

Year: 1934
Genre: ActionAdventureHero Pulps

Invasion of the Yellow Warlords

It struck out of the night, a monster whose blood-red shadow brought death to everyone it touched. What was this weird Thing? Beneath its reign of terror, police were powerless. But grimly, out of the list of victims, rose six men-six men who vowed to track the scarlet killer down a suicide road to a murder showdown!

Year: 1935
Genre: Hero Pulps

League of War-Monsters

A group of bitter men-a secret League of War-was ready to plunge the world into a new, earth-wide conflict. They issued orders, and bloody organized murder was loosed in the heart of Europe And behind this carnage, a single man was scheming to make himself the Dictator of the World. Never before had a single person conceived such a colossal plan for profiting from the slaughter of humans.

Year: 1935
Genre: Hero Pulps

Legions of Starvation

Speeding through the silent blackness of the night, a long freight-train was laden with a cargo more precious than fine gold-wheat Then suddenly, the hirelings of Apocryphos unleashed red destruction, and the great machine lay wrecked, its cars of priceless grain afire... Only one man--Operator 5--realized the ghastly extent of the diabolical plot.

Year: 1934
Genre: Hero Pulps

Legions of the Death Master

Like the tentacles of a gigantic and loathsome octopus the ends of that infamous international espionage ring had stretched out across the United States. Lusting for power, the fiendish leader of that ring was stripping the country of its entire armaments; butchering, in the very capital of the nation, the patriots who pleaded for adequate war-strength. Operator 5, America's Secret Service Ace, tried to oppose that ruthless Death Master.

Year: 1935
Genre: Hero Pulps

March of the Flame Marauders

Oil-black gold-the blood of Mother Earth America had squandered its precious reserves and a syndicate of skilled saboteurs was destroying the remaining store. With all National defense rendered helpless for want of it, bitter despair gripped the hearts of the country's millions. Pillage, slaughter, and slavery-misery and death-threatened each American.

Year: 1935
Genre: Hero Pulps

Master of Broken Men

Chaos, confusion, disintegration fall with swift, breath-taking disaster upon America. Already terrorized by a tottering, unstable world, American men and women are swept into a mad stampede when the great leaders of the nation are spirited away, one by one, to return broken men, useless, inept.

Year: 1934
Genre: Hero Pulps

Scourge of the Invisible Death

It was announced as the greatest display of aerial strength in all history. Millions of Americans awaiting the President's signal, the sight of soaring aircraft parading the nation's power in arms. But something unforeseen -- something ghastly -- had happened. A deadly new weapon has lashed from the sky, killing, destroying. The spectacle became the greatest disaster our militiamen ever suffered... Operator 5 uncovered the existence of a powerful organization of misguided patriots.

Year: 1935
Genre: Hero Pulps

The Green Death Mists

The mad Emperor, warrior descendant of the ravagers of Asia, unleashed a new, horrible, ingenious weapon against the American people. Men and women and children-all living things-gasped for life-giving oxygen, and with searing, heaving lungs, fell strangled by the mysterious, deadly element. Against these demoniacal hordes, one man alone-Operator 5-struggles while red revolt and destruction blasts America!

Year: 1934
Genre: ActionAdventureHero Pulps

The Invisible Empire

Unseen, impregnable, the strange war engine of a foreign power hovered over America, awaiting the fatal moment to hurl death upon a thousand cities and towns. Foredoomed to destruction and desolation before the ravaging hordes of the Yellow Empire, bleak despair gripped the nation's millions. And then men held their breath in agonizing hope-as Operator 5, single-handed, seized the last grim chance to save the United States.

Year: 1934
Genre: Hero Pulps

The Masked Invasion

Jmmy Christopher is Operator 5. In THE MASKED INVASION he fends off the Masked Empire, an organization that threatens the very existance of the United States as a democratic force. Originally printed in the April, 1934 issue of Operator 5 Magazine.

Year: 1934
Genre: Hero PulpsPulp Fiction

The Melting Death

Out of the blue it struck-that dread, mysterious force, dealing death, destruction and misery to millions. America found herself stripped of her strongest defenses as battleships, huge guns, skyscrapers, factories and transportation systems crumbled to dust before the voracious flame. No one could tell where it came from; where it would next strike; no one was safe from its hot, devouring maw.

Year: 1934
Genre: Hero Pulps

The Red Invader

A happy crowd, inspired by the spirit of Christmas, was milling joyously in Times Square, New York. Suddenly, cutting through the sounds of gayety, came a shrill whine. It became louder, and at the very second of midnight, a gigantic shell exploded, killing, maiming, destroying! At twelve hour intervals thereafter-no man knew in advance where-another shell burst devastatingly.

Year: 1935
Genre: EspionageHero PulpsTerrorist

The Yellow Scourge

In a naval escapade spanning coastal California to the Panama Canal, Operator 5 tackles a most cunning adversary--Chief secret agent of the Yellow Empire, Kara Vizna, the most dangerous, and most beautiful, secret agent alive.

Year: 1934
Genre: Hero Pulps

 

SERIES: Operator 5

Year# TitleGenres & Tags

0Operator #5: The History of the Purple WarsHero Pulpson Pulp Fiction
19341The Masked InvasionHero PulpsPulp Fiction
19342The Invisible EmpireHero Pulps
19343The Yellow ScourgeHero Pulps
19344The Melting DeathHero Pulps
19345Cavern of the DamnedHero Pulps
19346Master of Broken MenHero Pulps
19347Invasion of the Dark LegionsActionAdventureHero Pulps
19348The Green Death MistsActionAdventureHero Pulps
19349Legions of StarvationHero Pulps
193510The Red InvaderEspionageHero PulpsTerrorist
193511League of War-MonstersHero Pulps
193512Army of the DeadHero Pulps
193513March of the Flame MaraudersHero Pulps
193514Blood Reign of the DictatorHero Pulps
193515Invasion of the Yellow WarlordsHero Pulps
193516Legions of the Death MasterHero Pulps
193517Hosts of the Flaming DeathHero Pulps
193518Invasion of the Crimson Death CultHero Pulps
193519Attack of the Blizzard MenHero Pulps
193520Scourge of the Invisible DeathHero Pulps