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  • Curtis Steele

    No man could explain that death which struck from the stratosphere, turning men into statues, stripping the United States of defenses. Operator #5 - Ace of the American Secret Service - uncovered an espionage organization which was working against our country when Washington recaptured Yorktown, in 1781!... But now, a madman with limitless ambition headed the Secret Loyalists, determined to make himself Emperor of America, and Operator #5 takes a million-to-one gamble which brings him face to face with disgrace and death! Go with crack Secret Service agent Jimmy Christopher as he meets the challenge of Scourge of the Invisible Death, torn from the pages of Operator #5 magazine, November...read more

  • Curtis Steele

    James Christopher is the real name of the legendary Intelligence Service agent designated as Operator #5. The first reports were incredible. Montezuma the Third, Emperor of the new born Aztec Empire, was slaughtering American troops with a deadly, new weapon... sacrificing captives to his ancient gods... America seemed condemned to degrading slavery. Operator #5, Ace of the Secret Service, fought against overwhelming odds. And while the gods of a long-dead civilization revel in carnage, the very existence of the white race in America is apparently doomed...! Go with crack Secret Service agent Jimmy Christopher as he meets the challenge of Raiders of the Red Death, torn from the pages of...read more

  • Curtis Steele

    The most deadly weapon in history - a green mist which turned all it touched to flaming ruin - was ravaging America! Far off in Etoria, war-dog kingdom of the Mediterranean, a power-mad demagogue plotted the conquest of the world, and subjugating our land was his first wily move...! While the United States government prepares to surrender humbly - while war scars a thousand-mile front in Europe - Operator #5, Ace of the American Intelligence, alone, disgraced, challenges the might of the new Napoleon and single-handed carries the battle into the powerful warlord's own fortified palace! Go with crack Secret Service agent Jimmy Christopher as he meets the challenge of War Dogs of the Green...read more

  • Curtis Steele

    Once again James Christopher, known in the secret archives of Washington as Operator #5, is called on to battle a deadly threat to American freedom. Those strange, impassioned orators preached peace and the brotherhood of man - as they tongue-lashed their eager, duped recruits to brutal deeds, bloody violence, and suicide... While dull-witted authorities ridiculed Jimmy Christopher - Operator #5 of the Secret Service - the Dragon Emperor ruthlessly conquered New England... When America seemed altogether doomed - when his loved ones had sacrificed themselves in vain - Operator #5 undertook one last, lone-handed counterattack - from which he could not hope to return alive! Go with crack...read more

  • Curtis Steele

    A brawny coolie from the filthy waterfront of Hong Kong was Emperor of Asia and master of the vast reaches of Russia. Armed with mysterious new weapons which made the bravest man craven, he marched ruthlessly to conquer the world, and to win the proud daughter of the Muscovite nobility who scorned his amorous advances... Jimmy Christopher - Operator #5 of the United States Intelligence - had given America more than enough warning to prepare for the barbaric, invading hosts. And when all seemed lost - when great cities were razed and countless thousands butchered - Operator #5 finally ignored restraining bureaucracy and pitted himself in a single-handed battle to wrest our nation from the...read more

  • Curtis Steele

    James Christopher is the real name of the legendary Intelligence Service agent designated as Operator #5. Men blanched at that name - the Scarlet Baron! Ambitious master of the united Underworld, he promised boundless riches for all! But Jimmy Christopher - Operator #5 of the Intelligence - understood the true purpose behind the new plague of rapine and murder. With the gallant Federal G-men slaughtered - with the Secret Service and militia admitting defeat - alone, wounded and heartsick, Operator #5 seizes the very last chance to save our crime-beleaguered land from shameful serfdom! Go with crack Secret Service agent Jimmy Christopher as he meets the challenge of Crime's Reign of Terror,...read more

  • Curtis Steele

    What has become known as the "War and Peace of the Pulps" commenced with the searing novel, Death's Ragged Army, which appeared in the July, 1936 issue of Operator #5 magazine. The legions of Emperor Maximilian swept in and took over New England, initiating the Second War of Independence. Jimmy Christopher and his friends and allies in the Intelligence Service were enlisted in a desperate undertaking to hurl back to Europe the forces of the Purple Emperor. The legendary Purple Invasion series had begun and lasted an amazing 13 installments. In order to enjoy the unfolding storyline, it's best to start with Death's Ragged Army and read sequentially through to The Siege that Brought the Black...read more

  • Edmond Hamilton

    Captain Future...the Ace of Space! Born and raised on the moon, Curtis Newton survived the murder of his scientist parents to become the protector of the galaxy known as Captain Future. With his Futuremen-Grag the giant robot, Otho, the shape-shifting android and Simon Wright, the Living Brain-he patrols the solar system in the fastest space ship ever constructed, the Comet, pursuing human monsters and alien threats to Earth and her neighbor planets. In his first exciting exploit, Captain Future tackles the sinister Space Emperor. Can the heroic Wizard of Science save Jupiter from a anti-evolutionary plague-or will the Space Emperor conquer the Solar System? Written by science fiction...read more

  • Curtis Steele

    James Christopher is the real name of the legendary Intelligence Service agent designated as Operator #5. Armed with a .45 automatic and a flexible rapier concealed in his belt, he stood against the fearsome forces-both foreign and domestic-who were bent on destroying the United States of America. During the dark days of the Great Depression, when Europe was overrun by fascist dictators, he was our greatest secret agent. Unseen, impregnable, the strange war engine of a foreign power hovered over America, waiting 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...read more

  • Curtis Steele

    What has become known as the "War and Peace of the Pulps" commenced with the searing novel, Death's Ragged Army, which appeared in the July, 1936 issue of Operator #5 magazine. The legions of Emperor Maximilian swept in and took over New England, initiating the Second War of Independence. Jimmy Christopher and his friends and allies in the Intelligence Service were enlisted in a desperate undertaking to hurl back to Europe the forces of the Purple Emperor. The legendary Purple Invasion series had begun and lasted an amazing 13 installments. In order to enjoy the unfolding storyline, it's best to start with Death's Ragged Army and read sequentially through to The Siege that Brought the Black...read more

  • Curtis Steele

    It began with the mysterious collapse of a new suspension bridge spanning the Mississippi River. But that was only the beginning. Soon battleships, Army fortifications, coastal defenses, even skyscrapers were crumbling under the strange corroding Dust of Doom. What malevolent force was obliterating America's most important military sites? What shadowy person or nation stood behind these atrocities? Swinging into action, Jimmy Christopher, Secret Service Operator #5, plunges into a whirlpool of dusty destruction caused by The Melting Death. But can even Operator #5 preserve the nation from an agent so corrosive that no stone or metal can withstand it? Adapted from the July, 1934 issue of...read more

  • Curtis Steele

    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? A trap worse than death is laid for Operator #5 when, in a final effort to combat this monstrous hidden power, he makes his way alone into the Cavern of the Damned! Go with Jimmy Christopher as he meets the challenge of Cavern of the Damned, torn from the pages of Operator #5 magazine, August...read more

  • 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. Here Jimmy Christopher - Operator #5 - sets forth on his most thrilling and dangerous exploit while the great brains of America surrender to madness and despair; as a leaderless people seethe in revolt against a government which is crumbling before their eyes. How can Operator #5, single-handed, hope to prevail against that dread Master of Broken Men? Go with Jimmy Christopher as he meets the...read more

  • Curtis Steele

    Once again James Christopher, known in the secret archives of Washington as Operator #5, is called on to battle a deadly threat to American freedom. 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. Belligerent nations watched and waited, sighting America helpless before them. One man - Operator #5 - read the crimson writing on the wall -...read more

  • Curtis Steele

    The mad Emperor, warrior descendant of the ravagers of Asia, unleashed a new, horrible, ingenious weapon against the American people. While Mongols bent over a powerful death-machine, a thousand miles away, the air became unbreathable! 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! Go with crack Secret Service agent Jimmy Christopher as he meets the challenge of The Green Death Mists, torn from the pages of Operator #5 magazine, November...read more

  • Brant House

    A criminal cartel is extorting New York's wealthy class. Pay up or we'll destroy you! Those who ignore the dire warning receive a splash of disfiguring acid in their shocked faces. Manhattan's finest are helpless against this diabolical menace. The citizenry are terrified. Is there no hope? Out of the night comes an eerie whistling, the haunting signal belonging to only one man-the faceless investigator known only as Secret Agent "X", the Man of Mystery. Sanctioned by a shadowy group of Washington insiders led by the enigmatic K-9, operating out of a haunted house, the unknown and unknowable "X" takes on his first frightening case. His mission: Break the Torture Trust! The Torture Trust...read more

  • Brant House

    They called Secret Agent "X", the Man of the Thousand Faces. Armed with his irresistible gas gun, wearing impenetrable disguises, "X" infiltrates the darkest corners of the Underworld to crush all crime czars! Silent, horrible as the crushing coils of a serpent were those unseen fingers that blotted out men's lives. A criminal of satanic proportions had risen-the "Black Master," whose victims fell with livid, hideous faces and protruding tongues that seemed a ghastly mockery of the fate they had suffered. Along this terrible murder trail Secret Agent "X" gambled with the Dice of Death. The Spectral Strangler originally appeared in Secret Agent "X" magazine, March...read more

  • Brant House

    No one knew the true identity of the crime-hunter called Secret Agent "X". Not the police, nor the Underworld, both of which wanted his head. It was rumored that a certain government official in Washington was the only one privvy to his real name. But everyone knew that "X" took on only the most desperate and depraved criminals Hell ever disgorged. And none were more terrible than the wicked wielders of a new terror weapon that incinerated all in its path. The Death-Torch Terror! Death hurled a ghastly challenge at Secret Agent "X". A torch of terror burned above Doom's table where they played. And charred, unsightly corpses were the jackstraws dealt him by the grim gamester's boney hand....read more

  • Brant House

    A nameless mystery man with a wartime past, backed by a shadowy group of powerful philanthropists, Secret Agent "X" took on the toughest assignments of the dirty thirties. Operating out of the half-haunted Montgomery Mansion, "X" was also known as the Man of a Thousand Faces. A past master of disguise, he infiltrated the Underworld to crush crime in all of its hideous manifestations. A metropolis writhed in the clutch of horror;s hand. The mightiest of the mighty fled in stark terror before its groping fiendish fingers. And its wake was a trail of macabre milestones, marking the way with bloated dead. One man-alone, unaided-followed in that awesome wake. He was that enigma of enigmas, the...read more

  • Brant House

    His true face unknown, his identity forever buried in a secret government file, Secret Agent "X" came back from the dead to take on the sinister sadists and evil extortionists who prey on innocent Americans. A master of disguise who carries a non-lethal gas gun, "X" the unknown is backed by a cabal of wealthy citizens and is answerable only to the shadowy K-9 in Washington. Tentacles of terror reached over the country, spreading like a hideous blight through the cities of America. The Underworld, welded together under the secret symbol of a monster of crime, was organized as never before. And Secret Agent "X," master man-hunter, went up against a genius of crime who stooped even to the...read more