The first comic book series titled Amazing Adventures was a 1950's science fiction anthology produced by publisher Ziff-Davis
and featuring painted covers. It ran for six issues, beginning c. 1950, with the first two issues being undated.
Subsequent issues were dated June, August, and November 1951, and Fall 1952. Its artists included such notables as Murphy Anderson,
Bernard Krigstein, and Wally Wood, and at least one issue (#2) featured a cover painting by Alex Schomburg.
A magazine-sized test issue had previously been released in 1950; with only 8 pages, it was meant as a test of the possible market for
science fiction-themed comics.