Young, Gifted and Black Author Releases His 3rd Urban Fantasy Novel
underrepresented. “Particularly in the comic book industry at least among the titans of Marvel and DC, there is definitely a lopsided playing
field when it comes to black representation and white representation. I personally want to see more black people suiting up,” Hood says.
Hood integrates traumatic themes that young black people experience into an epic fantasy. “In The A-men, I establish a world parallel to this one: the spiritual realm where apparitions, angels and
demons reside. In an attempt to personify spiritual warfare, I made the spirits real entities that humans could see and interact with, choosing to aid or hinder the faction of their choosing.”
Alex ‘Hood’ Fuller is the author of three books. His first, The A-men: Mark of the Demon, introduces Rex Andrews (aka Devil Chaser),
a 19-year-old black kid from Baltimore who has experienced countless unfair traumas growing up, who gets recruited to the A-men, a powerful league of angels and select human allies (Miracles) who fight against the kingdom of darkness.
In this second book in the A-MEN series, Into The Furnace, Rex and the crew find themselves hopelessly outnumbered against a growing demonic threat. Rex also has a crisis of confidence as he grapples with the fact that “…here he was, some kid from Baltimore who was couch surfing with a friend he could not afford to pay rent to, working odd jobs that paid next to nothing, hoping he could save up enough to visit a sister he could not protect.
What business did he have with angels and demons, gods
Hood’s writing explores daunting issues facing young adults today, including depression, suicide, spiritual integrity, purpose and self-empowerment.