Abar, the First Black Superman

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Main Details

  • Released in 1977 | Color | Rated: PG
  • Production Co: Jos-To Productions
  • Distribution Co: Mirror Releasing (1977) (USA) (theatrical)
  • Directed by Frank Packard
  • Written by James Smalley, J. Walter Smith
  • Produced by J.P. Joshua
  • Starring J. Walter Smith, Tobar Mayo, Roxie Young, Gladys Lum, Tony Rumford, Rupert Williams, Tina James, Art Jackson, Odell Mack
  • Produced by J.P. Joshua & James Smalley
  • Cinematography by Ronald Víctor García (as Ron Garcia)
  • Film Editing by Jack Tucker
  • Special Effects by Harry Woolman

Also Known As

  • In Your Face (US reissue title)


African-American scientist Dr. Kenneth Kincade (J. Walter Smith) moves his family into an affluent white neighborhood, only to be greeted with threats and vandalism by their new neighbors. Enter John Abar (Tobar Mayo) leader of the militant Black Front for Unity. Abar becomes the Kincades' bodyguard, allowing the good doctor to resume his work on a serum that can make an ordinary man invincible. When the bigotry turns murderous, Dr. Kincade uses his serum to transform Abar into a black superman with fantastic physical strength and mental powers that set the stage for a remarkable climax!

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