Dark Horse has announced it will release Sybille Titeux and Amazing Ameziane’s Muhammad Ali for the first time in English.

The French graphic novel celebrates the life of Ali from his days as Cassius Clay, to the heavyweight champion Muhammad Ali, and focuses on key figures in the Civil Rights movement.

Cassius Clay is a kid who rushes into boxing by chance after his bike is stolen. His talent for the sport is proven when he wins an Olympic gold medal. The world heavyweight champion never takes a hit without fighting back. Clay becomes Muhammad Ali, a Civil rights activist, contemporary of Martin Luther King Jr. and Malcolm X, and one of the greatest icons of the twentieth century.

Not only a titan in the world of sports but in the world itself, he dared to be different and to challenge and defy through his refusal to be drafted to fight in Vietnam, his rejection of his “slave” name, and ultimately his final fight with his body itself through a thirty-year battle with Parkinson’s disease. Witness what made Ali different, what made him cool, what made him the Greatest.

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Muhammad Ali is set to arrive in stores on October 26, 2016, and has a cover price of $19.99.

via Dark Horse Comics

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