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Who Are These Guys?

The Founders:

Mario-Francisco Robles and Jon Crabtree

MFR has been a professional writer for four years, covering all things geek for sites like Moviehole, IGN, The Splash Report, and- most notably- Latino-Review. His passionate and insightful takes on things have inspired a dedicated following- one that he’s continued to cultivate through his weekly show, the El Fanboy Podcast. Yet, while he’s only written about these things since he was 30, he discovered he was a geek when he basically snapped into consciousness one afternoon in 1987 at the Elmwood Theater in Queens, watching Superman IV: The Quest For Peace at age four. Everything prior to that moment is lost in the ether. Everything after it is why he loves movies and superheroes.

Jon Crabtree is a financial analyst at a Fortune 500 company by day, MBA student & family man by night, influencer business blogger by later that night, and nerd-culture commentator by even later that night. Through all of that, Jon has an insatiable urge to watch movies, listen to audiobooks, and write about himself in the third person.

When asked what they want RTF to be, here’s what they came up:

“Revenge of the Fans is a nerd-leaning news, analysis, and enjoyment project. The site was started in early 2018, in the dark days before anyone on the Internet had anything to say about comic book movies or pop culture. The site was the idea of Mario-Francisco Robles, a man with his finger on the pulse of the comic book movie industry, and Jon, a person who we aren’t completely sure isn’t a figment of Mario’s imagination.

While they come at all of this from a place of love and fun, it’s important for them to make RTF a place where fans can be heard by creating a site that lives and breathes with its readers. We’re at a fascinating point where Geek Culture has never been more popular, and where fans’ hunger to be heard has never been more insatiable. Welcome home.”


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