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Muhammad Ali, one of the world's best-known athletes, passed away yesterday at age 74.

In his memory, I offer an excerpt from the profile, "The Greatest," in The Big Book of the '70s. Script by Jonathan Vankin, art by Graham Manley. One page of three.

May he rest in peace.

Date: 2016-06-04 01:36 pm (UTC)
freezer: (Bummer)
From: [personal profile] freezer
Ali looks oddly like Fat Albert in that Roach Motel panel.

And since I don't have the Ali vs. Superman comic to contribue (though I'm sure someone will re-post that soon enough), I can only offer up my favorite episode of Epic Rap Battles of History.

Date: 2016-06-04 09:40 pm (UTC)
From: [personal profile] cricharddavies
The most significant scenes have already been posted at

I particularly like Ali being portrayed as clever enough to figure out Superman's secret identity.

Date: 2016-06-05 12:14 am (UTC)
cygnia: (Smug Rarity is Smug)
From: [personal profile] cygnia
Beautiful art from Adams there...

Date: 2016-06-05 01:02 am (UTC)
From: [personal profile] philippos42
I just saw solicited a new Neal Adams comic that references Ali vs. Superman. Some timing!

Date: 2016-06-04 03:26 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] cygnia
I really wish one of these days DC would bring back the Big Books...

Date: 2016-06-04 06:29 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] starwolf_oakley
The "Rope-A-Dope" is an odd fighting strategies. "I'll let him hit me repeatedly, thus he will tire himself out." Your opponent tiring himself out I get. I'm confused by the "let him hit me repeatedly" part.

Still, it worked. In Michael Mann's "Ali," WIll Smith as Ali shouts "You getting tired, Foreman? You getting tired?"

Date: 2016-06-04 07:00 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] an_idol_mind
By leaning against the ropes, Ali used the elasticity to absorb most of the shock of the punches. Combine that with the fact that Ali talked constantly and got his opponents angry, and the punches started getting wilder and more ineffective.

On top of all that, Ali had one heck of a chin and could take punches remarkably well.

Date: 2016-06-04 08:35 pm (UTC)
From: [personal profile] jlbarnett
plus, he was blocking wasn't he? He had Foreman landing shots to his arms, I thought

Date: 2016-06-04 08:40 pm (UTC)
an_idol_mind: (Default)
From: [personal profile] an_idol_mind
Yep - he blocked and dodged, so most of the shots that landed weren't serious.

Date: 2016-06-05 01:08 am (UTC)
freezer: (Default)
From: [personal profile] freezer
Did someone say "dodge"? (No, it's not DBZ Abridged)

Date: 2016-06-05 02:52 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] joetuss
Goku vs Nappa

Date: 2016-06-05 11:49 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] q99
Ali really had *fantastic* defense.

Date: 2016-06-04 07:17 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] joetuss
This man was a legend In and oustside the ring. I rarely cry when celebrities pass, but when I heard the news, it felt as If I had lost a beloved Uncle. He was such a inspiration, especially to young black men such as myself, thank you Mr Ali, and God bless.

Date: 2016-06-07 04:21 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] tonybennett3
Ali represented the common human overcoming great odds to be the best.


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