With anticipation building for next month’s release of “Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice” many may be surprised to learn Ali already did battle with the “Man of Steel.” In 1978, DC Comics put out a special edition featuring a battle in the ring between “The Greatest” and the legendary Superhero. The cover featured the two squaring off in the ring with a celebrity packed audience looking on. Among the celebrities identifiable are Frank Sinatra, Lucille Ball, Donny and Marie, Ron Howard, Wolfman Jack, Cher, Sonny Bono, Ron Howard, Liberace, Pele, Kurt Vonnegut, Lex Luther, and Presidents Ford and Carter. In all, the cover contained over 170 likenesses of various celebrities. A special code sheet identifier page listing the names of all of the celebrities in attendance was included. Perhaps the most notable observer, center seated ringside, was identified only by the hooded, pointed eared, back of his head. Could it be he was there scouting a future opponent? This special edition comic book was 72 pages in length with a cover price of $2.50. More about the story line and outcome in a future post.