Trailers for Zack Snyder and Christopher Nolan's highly anticipated Man of Steel as well as a scene in the recent Justice League #19 have both demonstrated the potential awesomeness of a bearded Superman. I'm sure I'm not alone in wishing that he adopt this look on a more regular basis. If both Man of Steel and the New 52 were willing to dispense with the iconic and signature red trunks, how much less offensive would this change be to the character, at least for a couple of years (like the mullet of the mid-nineties, but actually cool). Heck, it would even serve to reinforce the Christological interpretation of Superman! There is absolutely no downside to this. DC, make it so.