Previews started last night for San Diego Comic-Con, which officially kicks off today. Over the years, SDCC has grown from a smaller meeting of the nerds to a massive and unwieldy crowd of entertainment-hungry consumers (and costumers). The convention has topped 125,000 attendees for the past five years, as the focus has shifted away from comics to mainstream movie and TV panels.
There are still plenty of superheroes and comic books to go around, but there’s no question that Hall H dominates SDCC. People camp out for days before the event in hopes of getting a glimpse at the latest news and sneak peeks at upcoming films. That kind of enthusiasm is great for studios trying to create buzz for their films.
Here are the top five stocks looking for a big show at Comic-Con.