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    Default CBR: Tale of the Tape: Sugar Picks Ali Over Superman

    Legendary boxing writer Bert Randolph Sugar comes out of CBR's corner swinging to discuss the matchup of the century, "Superman vs. Muhammad Ali," as DC Comics re-releases its 1978 classic this week.


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    Fantastic article, and a great idea. Would've loved to see Bert sitting in a director's chair at Gleason's with Brian Kenny analyzing the fight.

    War Cotto!!

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    oh f*ck me - these have been recolored haven't they??

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    Quote Originally Posted by keilthetarheel View Post
    oh f*ck me - these have been recolored haven't they??
    Yep. I'm also not a fan of the oversized stuff.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pyramid View Post
    Yep. I'm also not a fan of the oversized stuff.
    I love the old treasury editions. But it appears that everything related to Neal Adams HAS to be recolored before it is reissued nowadays

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    I never got the sense that Supes was a particularly skilled or technical fighter, so yeah, under a red sun, I could easily see Ali kicking his butt.

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    Supes and Ali trained beforehand in his Fortress with a "chunk" of red sun nearby so he wouldn't have his powers. Hey, Supes has had to fight other Kryptonians, so he must have known something about hand-to-hand.

    Too bad the previews here didn't show the following page, where Ali walked away rather than finish Superman off, allowing him to collapse at the bell.

    And George Reeves knocked out bad guys plenty of times. We all know the reason we ducked when the crooks threw their empty gun at him is that the bullets were just special effects, but the prop gun was heavy as a real gun.

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    A) I love those old treasury sized editions.
    B) I'm thinking every thing from the 70's is going to need to be re-colored, not just Neal Adams' stuff.
    C) I hope DC re-issues some of those Treasury editions. My hopes are:

    DC Treasury Edition #36: The Bible - Great Joe Kubert Art.
    DC Treasury Edition #54: Superman vs Wonder Woman
    DC Treasury Edition #55: Superboy and the Legion of Superheroes
    DC Treasury Edition #58: Superman vs Shazam

    as well as:

    Superman vs The Amazing Spiderman

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    Quote Originally Posted by jbelkinsii View Post
    DC Treasury Edition #54: Superman vs Wonder Woman
    DC Treasury Edition #58: Superman vs Shazam
    Superman vs The Amazing Spiderman
    These three would be awesome! I'd also like to see them all released digitally for the iPad app.
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    I'll definitely take a re-issue of the Superman vs Wonder Woman one.

    That's one book I've never been able to find. The rest I thankfully own.

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    Wow. Another cheap cash in. Oh, I'm sorry. Was my cynicism showing?

    Quote Originally Posted by Free-Man View Post
    I never got the sense that Supes was a particularly skilled or technical fighter, so yeah, under a red sun, I could easily see Ali kicking his butt.
    DC goes back and forth about whether he should/does actually have fighting prowess. Personally, I prefer Clark to be a little more than a super nice guy with powers. When writers start making him excel at everything (and give him some kind of BS Kryptonian karate), I kind of lose interest.

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