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Jimmy Christopher, America's Undercover Ace, also known as Operator 5, was the main character of the self titled Operator 5 magazine published by Popular Publications. From April, 1934 to November, 1939, forty-eight issues in total, Jimmy Christopher fought and lead American forces into battle against threats to destroy America.

During the 1930's Americans where deeply shaken by the Great Depression, they still remembered the nightmares of World War One, and they began to see the new nightmares starting to develop into what would be World War Two. As threats of espionage and terrorism on American soil began to increase, so did the fears that America itself was not beyond the reach of tyranny, invasion, and occupation.

America turned to a fictional character, Jimmy Christopher, known as Operator 5 of the U.S. Secret Service, to face the all too real threats of U.S. invasion and lead Americans out of the present gloom and into the sunshine of victory.

This site provides the Internet Generation an opportunity to turn back the clock and re-visit America during a horrific time in world history. Jimmy Christopher leads us on exciting, action packed adventures where science combines with the evil forces of militaristic armies and spies based on world domination.

Here is Chapter One from The Melting Death.

Operator 5 bibliography

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    Cavern of the Damned by Curtis Steele and Frederick C. Davis

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

    Invasion of the Dark Legions by Curtis Steele

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: ActionAdventure

    Legions of Starvation by Curtis Steele and Frederick C. Davis

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

    Master of Broken Men by Curtis Steele

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

    The Green Death Mists by Curtis Steele and Frederick C. Davis

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: ActionAdventure

    The Invisible Empire by Curtis Steele and Frederick C. Davis

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

    The Masked Invasion by Curtis Steele and Frederick C. Davis

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 by Curtis Steele and Frederick C. Davis

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

    The Yellow Scourge by Curtis Steele and Frederick C. Davis

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

    Army of the Dead by Curtis Steele and Frederick C. Davis

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




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1934Cavern of the Damned by Curtis Steele
1934Invasion of the Dark Legions by Curtis Steele Action, Adventure
1934Legions of Starvation by Curtis Steele
1934Master of Broken Men by Curtis Steele
1934The Green Death Mists by Curtis Steele Action, Adventure
1934The Invisible Empire by Curtis Steele
1934The Masked Invasion by Curtis Steele Pulp Fiction, Hero Pulps
1934The Melting Death by Curtis Steele
1934The Yellow Scourge by Curtis Steele
1935Army of the Dead by Curtis Steele
1935Attack of the Blizzard Men by Curtis Steele
1935Blood Reign of the Dictator by Curtis Steele
1935Hosts of the Flaming Death by Curtis Steele
1935Invasion of the Crimson Death Cult by Curtis Steele
1935Invasion of the Yellow Warlords by Curtis Steele
1935League of War-Monsters by Curtis Steele
1935Legions of the Death Master by Curtis Steele
1935March of the Flame Marauders by Curtis Steele
1935Scourge of the Invisible Death by Curtis Steele
1935The Red Invader by Curtis Steele Espionage, Terrorist
2000Operator #5: The History of the Purple Wars by Harrison Stievers Hero Pulps, on Pulp Fiction





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