The boxing website The Sweet Science looks back at the comics event of 1978. No, no, not Superman: The Movie — DC Comics’ Superman vs. Muhammad Ali special issue.
The article is based largely on a 1999 interview with artist Neal Adams in Comic Book Artist magazine, but it still makes for an interesting read, particularly if, like me, you have vague childhood memories of the comic.
“Certainly, when I heard it, I thought it was a great idea,” Adams is quoted as saying. “I mean, just the concept … yet, at the same time, the logical question is, ‘How do you have a human being fight an alien – Superman – and how do you justify such a battle?’”