Cosplay: Flickr user Alarzy has some great pictures from a science fiction convention in France featuring tons of cosplay, including a perfect Reed Richards. [io9]

Charity: Jim McLaughlin of the Hero Initiative proposes five simple ways that comic book fans can help the cause for creators in need. [Newsarama]

Food: The words "resistance is futile" have never been truer. [Great White Snark]

Customs: This Naked Snake action figure is one of the most impressive customs I've ever seen. Really brilliantly done. [Kotaku]

Awesome: The "Stan's Back" campaign took notice of our hard-hitting investigation [Robot 6]

Video Games: "Broken Trinity: Pandora's Box" writer Bryan Edward Hill makes the case that video games can save comics. [Geek Week]

Bizarre: Steve Bunche recounts the strangest submission letter he ever received during his time at DC Comics, written by "your average american mick" that has "been drunk for about three years." [The Vault of Buncheness]

Hollywood: The truth about Zack Snyder's "Watchmen." It hurts, but it shall set you free. [Worth 1000]