Man and Superman

Ali versus SupermanI haven’t added much to the universal outpouring of sadness at the death of Muhammad Ali, apart from a short mention in my Sunday Round-up, mainly because others can do him justice better than I can, but I had to include a short post on something that passed me by at the time.

In 1978, DC comics published what must go down as the greatest fictional bout of all time – Muhammad Ali versus Superman.

In the story, Ali argues that Superman isn’t the true champion of the earth because he has never faced him and so a match between the two is made, taking place on the planet Bodace where Superman’s powers don’t work. Needless to say, Ali wins, proving that he is truly The Greatest.

Quite a few other celebrities appear in the crowd, including Lucille Ball, Ron Howard, Donny and Marie Osmond, Frank Sinatra, plus Jimmy Carter and Gerald Ford and their wives. A few stars refused permission to have their likeness included, among them John Wayne, and you can see a full list here. Right is the story behind the story.

Nobody’s prefect. If you find any spelling mistakes or other errors in this post, please let me know by highlighting the text and pressing Ctrl+Enter.

2 comments… Add yours
  • Roger Green 10th June 2016

    Strange code on the page.
    But I owned that Treasury!

    • Mr Parrot 10th June 2016

      Thanks for alerting me to the code problem Roger – it’s now fixed.


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