Ziff Davis began as a publishing house in 1927, and although they've dabbled with media properties like pulp magazines, comics, radio & television, the company is currently one of the leading publishers of technology-based digital content products such as its flagship property, PCMag.com.
In 1950, Ziff-Davis Comics Group released the first issue of Amazing Adventures, which picked up the genre thunder from a similarly titled pulp-style sci-fi mag and ran for six wonderful issues. Top artists worked on these stories and I've got the whole series waiting in the queue for you folks to enjoy, so welcome to the inaugural Saturday featurette that I've dubbed "Science Fiction/Double Feature".
Some weeks I will post two tales of outer space action, and sometimes only a single story, with a couple of special extras from the series attached. Today's choices are all from the very first issue, Amazing Adventures #1 (1950). "The Asteroid Witch" is a perfectly rendered tale by silver age legend, Murphy Anderson. The front cover is very "pulp-ish" in appearance, and that's a good thing, but the artist is sadly unknown; and from the inside front cover, I've taken a special "Amazing Facts From Nature" piece to amuse you.