Empire magazine has an online thing listing the 50 greatest comic book characters.
It starts bloody badly though, the first screen on opening the link is Spawn at #50. But it does get better after that. The top 10 is pretty obvious, but the fun stuff is earlier on:
#49 Captain Haddock.
#40 Scott Pilgrim.
#39 The Mekon.
Which reminds me, I was going to write a review of the Dan Dare oversized hardcover just released by Virgin but re-read Joe Gordon's double reviews of issue 1 and issues 2 & 3 which makes up the entire book and realised there was no need to at all. All I can say is that it's a lovely revisiting of a classic hero and blessedly Garth Ennis has decided to play it fairly straight with him. It's not grim and gritty, it's Dan Dare, Pilot of the Future, England's finest hero but just done for a modern reader. It's very good. But go and read Joe's reviews as well.
Anyway, where was I.....
#28 The Tick.
#27 Johhny Alpha. (One for Joe Gordon there)