All-New Collectors’ Edition #C-56 Superman vs. Muhammad Ali
Publication Date: Spring 1978
Writer(s): Dennis O’Neil
Artist(s): Neal Adams
When I was a kid, my Uncle Frank brought me a box full of comics and I can proudly say that I still have most of them to this day. This particular comic book was in that box and holds a special place in my heart. The fact that it was given to me by one of my favorite uncles makes it even more special, but the magic of this book lies on the printed page! I mean, picture a kid in 1978 whose father was huge Ali fan and the kid himself wishes he could fly like Superman. I saw this cover and fell in love! Superman vs. Muhammad Ali isn’t just an over-sized comic book, it’s a seminal piece of 70s culture. Not only do you have a clash of titans, the Neal Adams cover makes it a destination for all that was cool and groovy during the waning decade of the 70s. His cover is so littered with 70s icons, the book actually has a coded seating chart of who’s who printed on the inside cover. Take a look and see if you can find your favorite 70s star from Wolfman Jack to President Jimmy Carter! If you can’t tell, I love this book…LOVE IT!!! This is a 72 page tabloid sized comic, so please…bear with me!