Cult Movie Essentials

Abar: The First Black Superman (1977)

Dubbed by many as “the first black science fiction film”,  Abar: The First Black Superman (aka In Your Face) follows Dr. Kenneth Kinkade (J. Walter Smith) and his family who move into a bigoted neighbourhood and are targeted by their neighbours.

In a bid to protect themselves the Kinkade’s higher a body guard, John Abar (Tobar Mayo), from a local black activist group. Soon Dr. Kinkade develops a special potion which he gives to Abar who becomes… the first Black Superman!


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