Latonya Pennington

Latonya Pennington is an entertainment and pop culture freelance writer. She has written for The Mary Sue, Black Girl Nerds, Black Sci-Fi, and more. Follow her on Twitter: @TonyaWithAPen.

LEGEND OF THE MANTAMAJI, PoCs, and Magical Superheroes

On the power of the LEGEND OF THE MANTAMAJI graphic novel series, which places people of color and women front and center.

5 Fan Films To Satisfy Your Fandom Cravings

Latonya thinks you should check out these 5 fan films to satisfy your fandom cravings.

Overwhelmed By Shelves of Manga? Try 3-In-1s and Omnibuses!

Manga is one of those unique reading experiences that can have you feeling totally lost among thousands volumes and totally ...

Maya Glick’s Fan Film RAIN Brings The Storm We Need

Latonya takes a look at Maya Glick's X-Men fan film about Storm, called Rain, and discusses why she is the Storm we need.

A Proposal For Helping Diverse Comic Readers

Latonya suggests a set of guidelines that publishers can follow to make diverse and inclusive comics easier to find for readers.

Maya Glick’s Fan Film RAIN Brings The Storm We Need

Latonya takes a look at Maya Glick's X-Men fan film about Storm, called Rain, and discusses why she is the Storm we need.

Why We Must Value Asian Comics More

Latonya discusses why we must not judge comics produced in Asia, such as manhwa and manga, differently than American-produced comics.

Because I Could Not Stop For Death, I Bought A Graphic Novel

Latonya discusses how Death, from Neil Gaiman's THE SANDMAN, helped her cope with the loss of her father.

Finding Inspiration in Ms Marvel

Latonya isn't much of capes and tights reader, but when life got her down recently, she found inspiration in Ms Marvel.

Being a Comics Fan is Harder and Easier than Ever

Geek culture is becoming more mainstream, but comics still suffers from issues of inclusivity, representation, and gatekeeping.

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