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    The Ocean [v3 #4, January 1908] (The Frank A. Munsey Company, 10¢, 192pp+, pulp)
    last issue of The Ocean. With the February issue it becomes The Live Wire because a magazine limited to tales of the sea did not have a broad enough appeal. Details supplied by Steve Miller & John Locke.









    The Live Wire [v5 #1, August 1908] (The Frank A. Munsey Company, 10¢, pulp)
    Details supplied by John Locke from Table of Contents.
    • 1 · The Flying Machine Gives the Sign of Its Birth · Edwin Morris · ar
    • 6 · If We Should Meet Another World · Anon. · ms
    • 7 · The Spy · Hamilton Marston · ss
    • 10 · Romances of the Lost and Found · Izola Forrester · ar
    • 15 · An Art-Full Lay · Edith Livingston Smith · pm
    • 18 · Try This, If You Think It’s Easy · Anon. · ms
    • 19 · On the Long Road · Raymond S. Spears · ss
    • 22 · A Land Without Orphans · Anon. · ms
    • 23 · Lost? Not “Fat Head’s” Money! · Anon. · ms
    • 24 · The Pranks of Lightning · Harold Bolce · ar
    • 30 · William Tell? Who Said He Was So Much? · Anon. · ms
    • 31 · The Snare [Part 1 of 3] · Arnold P. Mortimer · sl
    • 43 · The Soft Answer Wins · Anon. · ms
    • 44 · What Did the Editor Say? · Anon. · ms
    • 45 · What Good Does Education Do? · Anon. · ms
    • 46 · “The” Allen, “The Wickedest Man in New York” · Randolph C. Lewis · ar
    • 50 · Dollar Bills Worth Their Weight in Gold · Anon. · ms
    • 51 · Yes, Dinner’s Almost Ready · Anon. · ms
    • 52 · In the Path of the Avenger · Herman Scheffauer · ss
    • 57 · Why Not Try a Gift Cigar? · Anon. · ms
    • 58 · Sure! Take It Easy. This Can’t Last · Anon. · ms
    • 58 · Certainly Not. The Lady’s Mistaken · Anon. · ms
    • 59 · The Comédie Humaine of the Recruiting Station · Gilson Willets · ar
    • 63 · Gates Loses Money; Bell-Boys Get It · Anon. · ms
    • 64 · Pa’s Got a Sure-Enough Bite · Anon. · ms
    • 65 · An Heiress of the Area · T. W. Hanshew · ss
    • 72 · Hypnotism Has Changed Since Trilby’s Time · Anon. · ms
    • 74 · The Evolution of the Battle-Ship · John R. Spears · ar
    • 83 · Good-Natured Caricatures of Well-Known People · Anon. · ms
    • 88 · Voices of the Night · Charles Francis Bourke · ss
    • 94 · No Damages Allowed · Anon. · ms
    • 95 · Odd Things That the Chinaman’s Laws Make Him Do · Dr. W. H. Curtiss · ar
    • 99 · A Clerk Who Is Paid Not to Work · Anon. · ms
    • 100 · Tim Tumbler · Clark Hinman · pm
    • 102 · “Rocks” Shangliss, Gambler · Ralph P. Mulvane · ss
    • 109 · What Makes Men Happy? · Anon. · ms
    • 110 · Live Wire Wisdom · Anon. · ms
    • 111 · Actor-Chat · Matthew White, Jr. · cl
    • 115 · She’ll Hang Up a Loaf of Bread, Next · Anon. · ms
    • 116 · Other People’s Money · C. B. Booth · ss
    • 119 · Obedience in the Orient · Anon. · ms
    • 120 · Every Stranger Dogged in St. Petersburg · Francis L. Ashford · ar
    • 122 · Strange Places for Wedding Ceremonies · E. L. Bacon · ar
    • 128 · The Old Lady Gets Real Money—Almost · Anon. · ms
    • 129 · The Burning Image [Part 2 of 6] · Crittenden Marriott · sl
    • 142 · Dinner at $100 a Plate · Anon. · ms
    • 143 · An Old-Time “Sun” Reporter’s Story · W. W. Austin · ar
    • 149 · Well, Can You Beat That! · Anon. · ms
    • 152 · By Permission of the Butler · Freeman Putney, Jr. · ss
    • 154 · She Tears Up Money · Anon. · ms
    • 155 · However, the Laugh’s on Bill · Anon. · ms
    • 156 · A Graveyard 4,000 Miles Long · Raymond S. Spears · ar
    • 159 · What Could the Poor Lady Do? · Anon. · ms
    • 160 · The Copy of the Cameo · John S. Lopez · ss
    • 166 · Origin of Pommes Soufflées · Anon. · ms
    • 167 · From the Country Press · Anon. · ms
    • 170 · The Taming of Sam Brown · Eliot Lord · ar
    • 175 · More Freak Figures · Anon. · ms
    • 176 · Fires That Never Go Out · Anon. · ms
    • 178 · By Dead Reckoning [Part 3 of ?] · Walter Hackett · sl




    Operator #5:    (about)
    A character pulp. The lead novels are all SF but the back-up stories almost never are. The novels from June 1936 to March 1938 are sequential and tell the story of the “Purple Invasion.” Another sequence, featuring an invasion by the “Yellow Vulture,” was begun in May 1939 and had not been resolved when the magazine folded.

    • Publishers:
      • Popular Publications; Chicago: Operator #5

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