Superman comic covers: ‘Superman vs. Muhammad Ali’

June 10, 2013 | 5:00 p.m.

3. “Superman vs. Muhammad Ali,” 1978
This one-shot comic, by Neal Adams and Dick Giordano, pitted Superman against world heavyweight champion Muhammad Ali in a boxing match to determine which fighter would represent Earth in a battle against an alien warrior. The cover features the fighters in the ring, surrounded by celebrity spectators, including Batman, Jimmy Carter, Christopher Reeve, the Jackson Five and dozens more. The Man of Steel and the People’s Champion box beneath a red sun, and Superman is left bruised and bloody as Ali proves himself to be the Greatest. Then, they team up to defeat the aliens. (DC Entertainment)

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