This whole "Saturday Morning Cartoon" analogy makes it sound like a bad thing. I don't think it is.
I loved Saturday Morning Cartoons when I was a kid.
These two movies don't just compare, not that they aren't good, both are absolutely fantastic in their own way. The Avengers is a GREAT "Comic Book" movie that is just a whole lot of fun to watch. Dark Knight Rises is a GREAT "Movie" that just so happens to be based on a comic book. Whereas the Avengers in no way would be considered a "Best Movie" by any academy, if Dark Knight Rises isn't considered it's a travesty. We all know it won't be because the Academy is stupid.
These two movies are my favorite 2 movies of the year (so far). Tomorrow is $5 movie Tuesday ... may go see it again.