I am officially a beard lover. I think it may have started initially as a carry over from my teenage years and many grubby fantasies about Tom Selleck and his luxurious mustache, with maybe a little bit of Burt *of the hairy chest* thrown in for good measure (Always had the overwhelming urge to pat him) but it is the beard that I’m a fan of right now and my current beard crush is Damien Crosse. (honest, it’s just the beard. NO other reason. O-o heh.) AND, of course Jason Statham is god.
Not a long beard either. The woolly, wild beard might have a certain feisty appeal, but no ta, thanks all the same. And, lets not even go there with Alan Moore’s beard or even worse 2 x Alan Moore’s beard starring in Alan Moore yaoi, god so not work safe. (that one is well stuck in my head O-o).
I could only think of a few heroes who had beards in books. Nate from My Fair Captain, Rhis in Finders Keepers by Linnea Sinclair has a mo, Tony Stark in Iron Man, Deimos and Naked Justice by Patrick Fillion. Who else?
Maybe I’m in the minority? Does the vast populace of readers prefer a more clean shaven look? Does the smaller community of writers not want to describe the more hirsute individual? Any thoughts AND can you think of more titles, be they comics, ebooks or paperbacks where the hero has a beard?