The Purple Invasion story #9 of 13
Total Pulp Experience. These exciting pulp adventures have been beautifully reformatted for easy reading as an eBook and features every story, every editorial, and every column of the original pulp magazine. As a special bonus, Will Murray has written an introduction especially for this series of eBooks.
Jimmy Christopher, clean-cut, square-jawed and clear-eyed, was the star of the most audacious pulp magazines ever conceived — Operator #5. Savage would-be conquerors, creepy cults, weird weather-controllers and famine-creating menaces to our mid-western breadbasket... these were but a few of the fiendish horrors that Jimmy Christopher was forced to confront.
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 Death. These 13 novels represent the most daring and unique departure ever in this kind of pulp magazine.
Operator #5 and the Purple Invasion series returns in vintage pulp tales, reissued for today’s readers in electronic format.
Table of Contents:
by Will Murray
Policing the World — Editorial
Thrilling Feature-Length Novel Of America’s Undercover Ace
Drums of Destruction
by Emile C. Tepperman writing as Curtis Steele
They thundered through the high passes of the Continental Divide, those rolling drums of doom, heralding the attack of the Purple Emperor’s mighty armies which had conquered all of Eastern America to the Rockies. Rallying to hold the Divide, Operator 5, alone with a handful of weary, starving defenders, pits himself against Rudolph’s unconquered destroying hordes, his only weapon the strategy of bold and desperate men with their backs to an alien seat.
The Fleet That Sailed to Hell — Gripping Short Story
by Leon Byrne
Satan stoked the fires of hell — when Bob Hardwick’s little yacht engaged a battleship in a merciless duel.
Trail of Dead Spies — A Shorty O’Neil Story
by H. DeV. Kier
A corpse on a Navy Yard pier, and a Marine shore-bound for battle...
Envoy of Doom — A Red Finger Story
by Arthur Leo Zagat
Chaos hung over America, and a touch on a wireless key would loose it.
Things That Made America Great: The Fighting Flagstaff
by Morton Taney
Against a British fleet, a little Carolina fort flew a Liberty flag!
The Secret Sentinel — A Department
The new war — under cover.
Secret Sentinel Reports — Our Readers