2.1k voters

The Best Facial Hair in Comics & Superheroes with Beards

Updated September 28, 2020 16.6k votes 2.1k voters 239.3k views33 items

Being a superhero is about as manly as it gets. They're strong, smart, independent, and they save people! You know what else is manly? Beards. Mustaches too.

So why is it the two so rarely coincide? Why are there so many superheroes with tons of hair but no facial scruff? What's with all the baby-faced heroes running around? Bearded superheroes just kick ass. Logically, a beard would be a pretty big giveaway to your secret identity if you don't wear a full face mask. Imagine Bruce Wayne trying to convince people he wasn't Batman but as they both started rocking the exact same Batbeard or Batstache at the exact same time? Also, beards must be really itchy under a Spider-Man-style mask. You'll notice most of the characters on this least either don't have a superhero secret identity, or they're villains, so they don't need one.

There's also the fact that beards are much much harder to draw and be consistent with than a clean shaven jaw. But that's neither here nor there.

A few of these heroes don't always rock the facial haired look seen on this list of comic book characters with facial hair, but in those cases, the 'staches and beards are so badass they speak for themselves.

These are the best uses of facial hair in comic book history! Vote up the comic book character with the best facial hair, be it a beard, mustache, goatee, or even mutton chops.

  • Thor
    Photo: Marvel Comics
    Great facial hair?

    More Thor 

    There's Already A Future Where Thor Rules The Earth, But It's Much Less Awesome Than It SoundsWhat Marvel's Thor Gets Wrong About Norse Mythology#9 of 132 The Most Hardcore Big Screen Action Heroes

  • Hercules
    Photo: flickr / CC0
    Great facial hair?

    More Hercules 

    Clever Details From Hercules That Prove It's Disney's Most Underrated Movie#14 of 20 The Most Powerful Arnold Schwarzeneggers In Arnold Schwarzenegger History#39 of 68 The Greatest Marvel Avengers Characters of All Time

  • Aquaman
    Photo: Metaweb / CC-BY
    Great facial hair?

    More Aquaman 

    It's Time To Stop Making Fun Of Aquaman#8 of 174 The 100+ Best DC Comics Heroes of All Time, According to Fans#12 of 14 Superheroes Who Still Kick Butt In Their Old Age

  • Wolverine
    Photo: Marvel Comics
    Great facial hair?

    More Wolverine 

    15 Wild Fan Theories About Wolverine That Are Actually Plausible#5 of 297 The Best Comic Book Superheroes Of All Time#6 of 187 The Top Marvel Comics Superheroes