Operator #5: Scourge Of The Invisible Death.

By: OPERATOR #5, (pulp reprint)

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Grading: Fine (unread) copy.


116 pages. Facsimile reprint of the lead novel in the November 1935 issue of Operator #5 pulp magazine, ''Scourge Of The Invisible Death'' by Frederick C. Davis (writing under the House Name ''Curtis Steele''). Thirteen of the Operator #5 pulp novels were reprinted 1966-1980 by different publishers. This is the third of three issued by Dimedia Inc. in 1980.

''US pulp magazine, 48 issues, April 1934 to November/December 1939, published by Popular Publications; edited by Rogers Terrill, originally monthly and then alternated between bimonthly and monthly. This was one of the livelier and more successful hero/villain pulps, thematically more ambitious than most, as it changed after the first twenty issues into a set of Future War narratives garishly prefiguring World War Two. Operator #5 throughout was secret agent Jimmy Christopher, whose assignment - increasingly hard to fulfil as later issues of the series became more apocalyptic - was to save America from destruction by various menaces (often superscientific) and from the Invasions of unfriendly powers (both Central European and Asiatic). The lead novellas were published under the House Name Curtis Steele, which concealed the highly prolific pulp writer Frederick C Davis (April 1934-November 1935), whose Operator is basically a spy; then Emile Tepperman (December 1935-March 1938); and lastly Wayne Rogers (July 1938-November 1939). Other features included a series of spy stories by Arthur Leo Zagat. Thirteen of the early lead novels, all the work of Davis, and each of them comprising a complete story, were reprinted in book form:

Title: Operator #5: Scourge Of The Invisible Death.

Author Name: OPERATOR #5, (pulp reprint)

Categories: PULPS & PULP-RELATED,

Edition: First edition (& 1st printing).

Publisher: Dimedia Inc.: NY/Pulp Press.: 1980.

ISBN Number: 0934498067

ISBN Number 13: 9780934498067

Binding: Trade paperback original.

Grading: Fine (unread) copy.

Seller ID: 34669