The Purple Invasion story #10 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
Menace — Editorial
A Feature-Length Novel Of America’s Undercover Ace
The Army Without a Country
by Emile C. Tepperman writing as Curtis Steele
America's Defenders wavered at the Divide before those trenches of the Purple Empire hordes — checked by a living wall of crucified children! How could they gain victory without massacring their own? And how could Operator 5 avert this total annihilation of the nation's young? From behind that human barricade, the mad Emperor's legion poured out death, secure in its ghastly strategy. There was but one way of overthrowing the invaders, terrible though its cost. Into the jaws of destruction marched the men who knew how to die — then miraculously attack again!
Things That Made America Great:
Seven Against Seventy
by Morton Taney
What were odds to those Continental patriots who asked for only seven pairs of fists against a British fleet?
Hell Afloat — A Shorty O’Neil Story
by Dale DeV. Kier
It takes a Marine to lick a madman with a boat-load of T.N.T.
The Spy Who Stole Death — A Red Finger Story
by Arthur Leo Zagat
In that terror-jammed tunnel lay the peace of the world.
The Secret Sentinel — A Department
The real Yellow Peril.
Secret Sentinel Reports — Our Readers