Across exhausted America, trekked Operator 5’s giant caravan of mercy — fighting to rebuild a new, strong nation out of the desolate wreckage left behind by the horrors of the Purple Invasion! Step by step, the ravaged country was being reclaimed, while Jimmy Christopher and his gallant patriots desperately battled the new foe that had sprung up — a Dictator of Doom who had sworn to turn Civilization’s defenders into abject slaves, and carve a vassal-state from freedom’s smoking ruins!
Emperor Rudolf finally met his fate in Operator 5 #38. In subsequent novels, America was rebuilt, and a new writer came in. Wayne Rogers had not been writing Operator #5 for very long when he decided it was high time for a new invasion. So commenced the coming of the Yellow Vulture who attacked America from all fronts, putting her once again at risk of total conquest. The Yellow Vulture was a thinly-disguised Japanese militarist. Jimmy Christopher had been thwarting agents of the so-called Yellow Empire since the first year of the series, but now they had smashed through U. S. first-line defenses––just as the Japanese Empire would do only two years into the future at Pearl Harbor.
How long this sequence would have lasted will never be known. Five novels in, World War II broke out in Europe, making the prospect of an invasion of America seem too close to the headlines to be comfortable. Operator #5 magazine was quietly folded with its November, 1939 issue with the fate of America left hanging in the balance....
With the Purple Wars over, Operator 5 and his gallant caravan trekked on their errand of mercy, step by step rebuilding once more a mighty nation out of a hopeless ruin — battling to the death a lawless horde that had been released by a tyrant unmatched who planned to be sure America never again knew liberty!