COMIC CON IS ON!:
Costumed characters pose outside of the convention center on day 1 of the 2014 Comic-Con International Convention held Thursday, July 24 in San Diego. Photo: Associated Press/Denis Poroy/Invision
Wall Street was off more than 1 percent on Thursday, pushing the S&P 500 and the Dow Jones industrial average down 10 percent for the year, as investors jettisoned stocks and scurried toward safer shores.