The Dawn That Shook The World

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Operator #5 November 1938

Operator #5 and his undercover aids had crossed the seas to battle a new Reign of Terror, which made the streets of Europe run with blood – and which turned loose upon America a strange vandal horde who could not be stopped by either guns or men!

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Cavern Of The Damned


An entire country transfixed–drawn by an intoxicating power to hurl themselves toward destruction. Beneath the Earth, in flaming furnaces of mystical power, lay Operator 5’s future. Will he risk his life–let alone betray the orders of the United States Intelligence Service–in order to dilute this devilish cult of death? Can Jimmy Christopher, with the aid of his loyal pal, Tim Donovan, defy temptation and meet this leprous annihilation head on?

Steele’s Operator 5 adventure has the entire Agency hypnotized–held in the grips of Zaavian cultists. Against Z-7’s orders, Jimmy Christopher will risk dying for his country. Can this spell be broken through this journey into the Cavern of the Damned?


The Yellow Scourge


In a naval escapade spanning coastal California to the Panama Canal, Operator 5 tackles a most cunning adversary–Chief secret agent of the Yellow Empire, Kara Vizna, the most dangerous, and most beautiful, secret agent alive.

The Asian Pacific Empire has demanded the surrender of the U.S. Pacific Fleets. Strike first and declare war afterward is their devilish strategy–counterfeiting American vessels to make it seem that the U.S. has instigated the attacks. Only Jimmy Christopher, known in the Intelligence department as Operator 5, has the wherewithal to defeat this devious reign of terror.


Death’s Ragged Army


New England and the Eastern Seaboard were already in the hands of the invaders from the Central Empire! The brutal Purple Emperor, War-Master of Europe and Asia, was beating America to her knees, using his horrible Green Gas, beheading all who resisted.

With American Defense Forces routed, only Operator 5, Ace of the Intelligence, and his tiny band of guerillas, could hope to check the mad conqueror. A true to life, thrilling episode, drama-itized from Jimmy Christopher’s own personal history of the Second War of Independence!


America’s Plague Battalions


In which the Purple Empire Invaders Introduce the Most Deadly Weapon of Modern Times — Plague Bacteria!


March Of The Flame Marauders



Jimmy Christopher — known to a few as Operator 5 of the Secret Service — had forseen the dark day when oil, the black blood of commerce, would be exhausted. Now it was needed desperately to fuel American airplanes, tanks and battleships; it was as essential as men or arms in our battle to the death with a greedy foreign power which had learned our grim secret and was determined to conquer us…

While the forces of defense clamor loudly for oil; while the life of a nation is paralyzed for the lack of it, skilled saboteurs, insidious agents of the enemy wantonly destroy our small, precious remaining store! What strategem — where the leaders of the nation are plunged in despair –can Jimmy Christopher evolve to save his native land from slavery and utter doom?


Hosts Of The Flaming Death


Apparently, The Flaming Death is a poor guest.


Liberty’s Suicide Legions


— in which the ragged remnants of America’s Defense Forces make what seems their last, hopeless stand against the Purple Emperor’s victorious armies!

In the far reaches of High Asia, the Purple Empire had set up its factories and smelters, to forge the most powerful weapon yet devised in military history. That weapon was a fleet of super-dreadnoughts equipped with a strange secret device to render our Defense Force helpless….


The Green Death Mists


In a small circular room, a Mongol in a scarlet silken robe shoved the knife of an electrical switch; a thousand miles away, a terrific storm swept the sky, changed all colors in a grotesque parody of reality, left thousands of men and beasts gasping, screaming, dying for want of oxygen which had been conjured out of the atmosphere. The Mongol Emperor had struck again!

Prophet to a hundred peoples, descendant of the cruel pillagers of the East, he beckoned to his countless hordes of faithful followers, offering them America as a prize if they were bold enough to take it!…

With the death bells tolling mournfully in every church belfry, with Operator 5’s beloved countrymen, men, women, and children choking to death like hogs with cholera–how can America’s famous undercover ace deliver his native land from the demoniacal power of the son of Genghis Khan?


The Invisible Empire


Jimmy Christopher, along with his father, ex-Operator Q-6 and his faithful sidekick, Timmy Donovan, must seek and destroy an invisible air-borne fortress aiming to destroy the United States, and bring the entire country into the control of the Yellow Empire.

The Atlantis has not touched ground since it took to the skies over a month earlier. Sailing high amidst the earth’s stratosphere, it has ripped planes from the sky, and sent poisoned gases to the ground, wiping out American citizens below. Can Operator 5 save the President’s son from a chilling demise? Will he find this frozen fortress and end the havoc it seeks to spread?


The Army From Underground

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OPERATOR #5. November-December 1939

The cover for which the painting I shared here was created.

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