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"That rubbed salt in the wound with the DC fans," Gage says. "All they really have is Batman."

Indeed, Christopher Nolan’s Batman films are DC’s bright spot. The third chapter in the trilogy, "The Dark Knight Rises" (opening July 20) may be the one movie that matches "The Avengers" at the box office this summer.

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Free Comic Book Day

Comic-book stores in the Salt Lake City area will be marking Free Comic Book Day on Saturday with giveaways and special events. Here is what some participants have planned:

Black Cat Comics

Where » 2261 Highland Drive, Salt Lake City

Hours » 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Saturday

Events » Comic-book artists Ryan Ottley (“Invincible”) and Derek Hunter (“Pirate Club,” “Adventure Time”) will sign autographs.

Dr. Volts Comic Connection

Where » 2043 E. 3300 South, Salt Lake City

Hours » 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday

Events » Author Bryan Young and artist Kat Martin will be there, as will the Mandalorian Mercs (a “Star Wars” costume group); the “Geek Show Podcast” will be recording (starting at noon); and there’s a storewide 20 percent off sale.

Hastur Games and Comics

Where » 6831 S. State St., Murray

Hours » 10 a.m.-10 p.m. Saturday

Events » Members of the Justice League will visit; the all-female geek “Hello, Sweetie!” podcast will be recording; and a large back-issue sale is planned.

Night Flight Comics

Where » Library Square, 210 E. 400 South, Salt Lake City

Hours » 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday

Events » A signing, in conjunction with The Leonardo, with artists Paul Guinan and Anina Bennett (co-creators of Boilerplate).

Night Flight Comics

Where » 6222 S. State St., Murray

Hours » 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Saturday

Events » Appearances by Carter Reid (creator of the web comic “Zombie Nation”) and the Jazz Bear.

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"I think ‘The Dark Knight Rises’ will be amazing, but not in the same way that ‘The Avengers’ was amazing," Lupo says.

Lupo says the sniping between DC fans and Marvel fans is strongest among those who don’t read the comic books that much, and he offers this advice in bringing peace to both sides: "Read the books before you have an opinion."

Sean P. Means writes The Cricket in daily blog form at www.sltrib.com/blogs/moviecricket. Contact him via email at movies@sltrib.com. Follow him on Twitter @moviecricket or on Facebook at www.facebook.com/themoviecricket.




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