As made plain by fan outcry over the loss of Green Arrow's famously quirky facial hair in the forthcoming DC Comics relaunch, the beards and moustaches of our favorite superheroes have in many cases become almost as iconic as the symbols they wear on their chests, belts and backs. Mindful of this, the purveyors of geek discount house Thwipster commissioned artist Shamus Beyale to make a lasting document of the facial hair of Marvel and DC's most memorably 'stached characters. Even a few venerable creators made the cut and you can see which ones below.

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