The Purple Invasion story #12 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
Get the Wrecker! — Editorial
Thrilling Feature-length Novel of America’s Undercover Ace
The Coming of the Mongol Hordes
by Emile C. Tepperman writing as Curtis Steele
Sweeping through ravaged Pennsylvania, came the blood-maddened Mongol legions — already planning a swift and merciless descent upon helpless New York City! Before them, a starring, ragged band of desperate patriots — led by Operator 5 — was America’s only hope of saving its metropolis. A thousand Yankee fighters who would turn them back — or die!
Hell’s Special Agent — Gripping Short Story
by Benton Hill
He was only a one-armed man against an entire revolution-infuriated continent. But that one good right arm had a strange, uncanny power of its own!
League of Dishonor — A Shorty O’Neil Story
by Dale DeV. Kier
In the little Jap’s grim grey box, America’s foes held the formula for her ruin — but two lone Marines, although bound hand and foot, knew the one wild way to strike for the Stars and Stripes!
Things That Made America Great:
The Yankee Viper
by Morton Taney
Against the powerful British Fleet, the slim Yankee sloop sailed — its weapons mere out-dated fowling-pieces, but its spirit equal to miracles!
The Secret Sentinel — A Department
Secret Sentinel Reports — Our Readers