Batman Begins vs. Fantastic Four
By Julia Boorstin

(FORTUNE Magazine) – Get ready for an epic battle of superheros at the box office. The two top comic book publishers are placing bets on the big screen: Batman Begins, from DC Comics and Warner Brothers (owned by FORTUNE's parent), debuts June 15, followed by Marvel and Twentieth Century Fox's Fantastic Four on July 8. The darker Batman, directed by Memento's Chris Nolan, is aimed at an older audience, while Fantastic Four is a classic teen flick. Here's how the two coming attractions stack up. -- Julia Boorstin