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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



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