i know in the mythology of the norse gods, thor was a red-headed fiery god of thunder. he was bearded and a big burly character. the MARVEL THOR was long-haired, but clean shaven. this exudes his good looking face and make him young looking. the THOR of the movies had a little beard and mustache that gave him a rough, young, blue collar look.
so i saw the new design from ed Guinness for avengers #1. THOR still has a beard, but it's an OLD MAN beard. thor does not look like the good looking, handsome, AVENGER that JACK KIRBY first drew. THOR should still look young and handsome. i don't mind 3-5 day whiskers, or a little shagginess to his face (but that would make him look unclean), but not a full on beard that makes him the GRANDFATHER of Marvel heroes. that's it. just wanted to express my opinion.