wow, tough question.
I'm an Avengers fanatic, so it wouldn't surprise you that my choices are all from that team. i'll guess i'lllist them from 5 down.
5) Hawkeye (clint barton.) the acrobatic wiseguy archer.
4) She Hulk - the brave giantess , smart lawyer,hates what marvel's done to her the past year.
3) War Machine - he's a marine , shows what happens when you get a angry man with heavy weapons.
2) Black Panther - he Smart, skilled, and deadly, this former king is being revived as the most dangerous man alove, i'm looking forward to it.
1) Iron Man. yeah, he's arrogant, yeah, he's rich, but man, with that brilliance and Toys, why not?
My favorite is Guy Gardner. Best Green Lantern ever!
I'm also a big fan of Captain America.
Richard Ryder, Nova. Love how he explores the universe, never gives up and is able to fathom and deal with things so far beyond comprehension. Great sense of humor and not the smartest, but quite clever in a streetwise kind of way. Started out as a normal guy. Add to that how much boot he puts to butt and did I mention he never gives up? Oh yea, like Cpt Kirk, hooks up with green alien hotties, lol.
when i was a kid, i might have said this: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rgJ7Yf_2GuI
as a young teen, i probably would have picked either the question or dr. solar.
now? hard to say. purrkit or toaster puppy, belike.
My first favorite hero as a child was the Flash. It turned out later that I found out that his powers in the DC Universe are quite powerful, and that the Flash is very creative in utlizing his powers in various way.
i'm a big fan of people creatively using powers in unexpected and unusual ways.
I grew up with the Fantastic Four, so they have a special place in my heart - especially the Silver Surfer and other guest stars. The Black Panther is a very interesting character as well. He's the smart fighter, like Batman, but without the gadgets, fighting in the jungle, instead of the concrete jungle, and a regal king to boot. I also loved Thor as I was really into norse mythology, and enjoyed Marvel's take on it. The Avengers were wonderful, of course. If I had to pick one, it would be the Silver Surfer.