Operator 5

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


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.

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.

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.

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.

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.


Selected Titles:


0 Operator #5: The History of the Purple Wars
11934 The Masked Invasion
21934 The Invisible Empire
31934 The Yellow Scourge
41934 The Melting Death
51934 Cavern of the Damned
61934 Master of Broken Men
71934 Invasion of the Dark Legions
81934 The Green Death Mists
91934 Legions of Starvation
101935 The Red Invader
111935 League of War-Monsters
121935 Army of the Dead
131935 March of the Flame Marauders
141935 Blood Reign of the Dictator
151935 Invasion of the Yellow Warlords
161935 Legions of the Death Master
171935 Hosts of the Flaming Death
181935 Invasion of the Crimson Death Cult
191935 Attack of the Blizzard Men
201935 Scourge of the Invisible Death