In 1977, Johnny Wakelin released a song titled "Muhammad Ali the Black Superman". You can take a look at the lyrics here and check out the video below.
In 1978, DC Comics came out with the special, oversized addition of Superman vs. Muhammad Ali. The cover alone boasted guest starts both real and fictional. If you look closely you can even see the Jackson 5 in the audience. As the story goes, some aliens came to earth and wanted their champion to fight our best fighter. Both Superman and Muhammad Ali volunteered. The two of them had to battle to see who would represent earth. The battle took place on a world under a red sun where Superman supposedly had no powers. Guess who won the right to fight for humanity? I'm proud to say I bought a copy and still have it.
It isn't hard to find Muhammad Ali in our history books. His likeness graces the pages of magazines and movie posters. There are countless stories about his life. He's shown up in a multitude of comics over the years as well, though not necessarily as a superhero. For you real fans out there, it's not too late to get his action figures. As far as being a super hero goes, thanks to comics and television, Muhammad Ali has fought everything from space aliens to tooth decay and knocked them all out. Finally, if you need more proof, here's the first part of an episode from the 1977 animated series, "I Am The Greatest: The Adventures of Muhammad Ali." Too bad it only lasted one season. Enjoy!