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Abar, the First Black Superman
Directed by Frank Packard • 1977 • United States
Starring J. Walter Smith, Tobar Mayo, Roxie Young
When a Black revolutionary (Tobar Mayo) working as a bodyguard for a scientist developing a superpower serum is transformed into an indestructible, telekinetic man of steel, he sets about unleashing justice of biblical proportions upon a racist white suburb. This ultra-low-budget blaxploitation indie mixes outlandish antics with subversive commentary on racial integration, class, and political corruption.