Beards: Alec Longstreth's two-years-and-running vow not to shave until he completes his graphic novel Basewood, has yielded wonderfully furry dividends - and he's still got a little more than a fourth of the project left to go! [The Beat]

Movies: Cowboys and Aliens has a new poster demonstrating its Old West-meets-Extraterrestrial aesthetic. Aliens dig honkin' Timex watches, apparently. Or they did. Who knows what they're wearing these days? Probably Swatches. Friggin' design snobs. [MTV Splash Page]

Gaming: Marvel Pinball for the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 looks like a hoot, even though it lacks the tactile experience of bumping the sides of the machine with Tommy dance moves. [Joystiq]

Design: The salty language of Frank Miller and Jim Lee's All-Star Batman and Robin creeps its way into a hilarious reimagined Batman TV series logo by Brandon Schaefer. [The Daily What]

Finales: Dynamite's Lone Ranger series will conclude with issue #25 in January. [CBR]

Returns: As much as it pains me to admit it, none of my insane assertions about DC's "Doomsday Will Reign" teaser were correct. Instead of slaying the hip hop charts, he'll just be fighting Steel in January. Kinda disappointed. [The Source]

Video: Ever notice how there were only bad ghosts in Ghostbusters? A new Funny or Die short asks, "What about the good ones?" Eh, I say bust 'em all and ask questions later! [Topless Robot]

Gaming: Transformers: War For Cybertron is getting a sequel in 2012. I hope the new game features an energon eating contest mini-game. [MTV Multiplayer]

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