Bruce Wayne is probably the most stylish comic book character in the DC universe. He is a multi-billionaire and has to keep up appearances. And wears the most expensive suits and has a different class altogether when it comes to dressing. He pairs his exquisite looks with some of the rarest wristwatches on this planet. But one thing that we have rarely seen Bruce Wayne in styling terms is a beard. He is almost always clean-shaven.
Normally Bruce Wayne does not keep a beard. But in the rarest case where he does actually grow a beard. Then it most certainly means that he is deeply disturbed by something to such an extent. That he even did not find the time to do something as simple as shaving his beard.
In this article, we will cover some of the best Bruce Wayne Beard moments where he has grown a beard both in comics and in live-action movies.
Bruce Wayne Beard Moments In Comics
In this section, we have listed some of the most iconic storylines where Bruce Wayne has a beard.
1. Batman: Venom
This is probably the first storyline where we see a bearded Bruce Wayne. Batman: Venom consists of five issues. In this storyline we see Batman go into depression after he is unable to save a girl from her death. In his depression, he starts taking an experimental drug called Venom to increase his strength.
But the drug is highly addictive and on realizing this Bruce Wayne locks himself in the Batcave for a month to detoxify the drug from his system. He grows a beard in this time and has a full-grown beard at the end of the month when he comes to the Wayne Manor out of the Batcave.
2. The Return of Bruce Wayne Storyline
At the end of the Final Crisis we Batman transported back in time after being hit by Darkseid’s omega beams. He jumps over several time periods. And has a beard in nearly all of his appearances in different timelines.
We can also see Batman with a full-grown beard on the Batman: The Return of Bruce Wayne issue no 3 title cover. In this cover, Batman has a full pirate-like beard while he is assisting Blackbeard in this storyline.
3. Batman: Superheavy
This is 2015 that follows the events after Batman: Endgame where Batman and Joker both are apparently dead in the end. In Batman: Superheavy storyline it is revealed that Gordon has taken on the mantle of the Bat.
It is also revealed that Bruce Wayne is alive thanks to the pool of Dionesium where he apparently died. But while the Dionesium did save Bruce’s life it also made all his memories of the past fade away. And as a result, we see Bruce living happily with his girlfriend and has a properly grown but trimmed beard in this story.
Injustice: Gods Among Us
This comic book storyline is based on the game of the same name where Joker manipulates Superman into murdering Lois Lane and their unborn child. After which Superman kills Joker and takes over the world. This leads to a civil war among the superheroes of earth. With most of them joining Superman while others joining Batman and his resistance against Superman’s tyranny.
In the year four issue of the Injustice storyline we see Bruce Wayne spend most of his time out of the costume cut off from the allies and has a full grown beard at the time.
Bruce Wayne Beard In Movies
In this section we have listed some of the Bearded Bruce Wayne appearances in films.
1. The Dark Knight Trilogy
We see Bruce Wayne grow a beard twice in Christopher Nolan’s trilogy once in Batman Begins and the other time in The Dark Knight Rises.
Bruce Wayne grows a beard while in the early scenes of the movie when he is on a world tour to understand the criminal mind and ends up in a Chinese prison. But when Ra’s al Ghul approaches him and invites him to his monastery posing as Henry Ducard. He shave his beard in his monastery.
And the second time we see him grow a beard is while he is trapped inside the pit after being defeated by Bane. And only shaves it after he is able to escape the pit during the end of the movie.
In the Snyderverse, the role of Batman is played by Ben Affleck. He has a beard in BvS: Dawn of Justice as well as Justice League while he is playing the Bruce Wayne persona.
In Batman v Superman we see him with a beard that he shaves before fighting Superman. And we again see him with a beard when he spends months trying to reach an isolated town to find Arthur Curry and try to recruit him for Justice League team-up.
He shaves the beard in his jet on his way back to Gotham.