Today’s beard spotlight is not on one particular beard, but rather a subspecies of beard. I call it Beardicus Futuristica; The future beard. This is the phenomenon in fiction, particularly science fiction, of showing that a great deal of time has passed by giving a character a beard. It is especially popular in comic books and comic books are especially popular with me, but here are some of my favorites from all kinds of media.
SUPERMAN (KINGDOM COME)
REED RICHARDS (EARTH X)
BATMAN (THE DARK KNIGHT RISES)
FUTURE BILL AND TED
The future beard is such a common bit of costume design that, as a child, I imagined my adult self as basically a taller version of my child self with a golden beard. I honestly did not see the male pattern baldness coming.
See you in the FUTURE as we continue this Novembeard celebration tomorrow!
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