Comic Book Resources posted a really cool Superman feature today. In the piece, interviewer Jeffrey Renaud picks renowned boxing expert Bert Randolph Sugar’s brain to analyze the matchup between Superman and the great Muhammad Ali. Boxing fanatics won’t need this introduction, but for those of you who don’t follow the sport: Bert Sugar is one of THE premier writers on boxing. He has written almost 80 books of analysis and history of the sport both in and outside of the ring.
This November, DC Comics will re-release two hardcover editions of the famous SUPERMAN VS. MUHAMMAD ALI comic special, which pits two of Earth’s toughest fighters in a battle for the fate of the planet itself. Illustrated by comics legend Neal Adams and co-written with Denny O’Neil, the Superman vs. Muhammad Ali special became an instant classic when it was released in 1978.
What happens when the world's most legendary fighter enters the ring against the world's greatest hero? Well, if you were around in 1978 to pick up a copy of SUPERMAN VS. MUHAMMAD ALI, then you know what it was like. The historic one-shot featured the Man of Steel teaming up with The Greatest Boxer of All Time to stave off an alien invasion of Earth.