Bad news for those of you who've already bought your tickets to this year's Comic-Con: The major studios responsible for the bulk of geek fare like 'The Dark Knight Rises,' 'Superman: Man of Steel,' and 'The Avengers' (pictured in the cast photo, above) are --- say it isn't so! -- skipping the fan convention this year.
Warner Bros., Disney, Dreamworks, and the Weinstein Company will all be no-shows at next month's event, which is usually a major launching pad for everything sci-fi, fantasy or comic-book-related.
According to the New York Times, the studios are regretting the millions poured into promotion of films like 'Tron: Legacy' and 'Sucker Punch,' which underperformed at the box office and are pulling the plug on their often bigger-than-life Comic-Con promotions.
Read on to see what films will have a presence at the convention this year.