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By the numbers A look at four big comic books on the big screen (post-1970)

"Batman," six films, $950 million

"Batman" (1989), "Batman Returns" (1992), "Batman Forever" (1995), "Batman & Robin" (1997), "Catwoman" 2004, "Batman Begins," 2005. Next up: "The Dark Knight," 2007.

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"Spider-Man," two films, $777 million.

"Spider-Man" (2002), "Spider-Man 2" (2004). Next up: "Spider-Man 3," next Friday.

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"Superman," six films, $532 million

"Superman" (1978), "Superman II" (1980), "Superman III" (1983), "Superman IV: Quest for Peace" (1981), "Supergirl" (1984), "Superman Returns" (2006). Next up: possible appearance in "Justice League of America"

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"X-Men," three films, $606 million

"X-Men" (2000), "X2: X-Men United" (2003), "X-Men: The Last Stand" (2006). Next up: "Wolverine."

* Note: Numbers are not adjusted for inflation.

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Three movies you wouldn't dream are from comic books/graphic novels:

"American Splendor"

"A History of Violence"

"The Road to Perdition"

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Get your free comics:

Free comic book day is May 5. Participating retailers include those listed below. More information is available at www.freecomicbookday.com

Adventures Unlimited, 904 Elmwood Ave.; 882-8245

Queen City Book Store, 3184 Main St.; 833-6220

Seeley & Kane's Books & Comics, 2815 Delaware Ave., Kenmore; 876-7168

Don's Atomic Comics and Collectibles, 6354 Transit Road, Cheektowaga; 684-5981

Village Hobby, 4254 North Buffalo Road, Orchard Park, 662-7313

Halley's Comics & Games, 1144 Oliver St., North Tonawanda, 695-6138

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