Summer of 2011, the Comics Should Be Good site did their Top Characters for Marvel and DC poll. List your Top 10 from each company, based on whatever criteria you like. I sent in my lists, imperfect as they were. Year and a half later, I mentioned going through my lists here, during one of those blogiversary celebration posts I do in December.
You may have noticed those posts haven't materialized. Because I struggle at taking that initial step, because I started to doubt the lists, whatever. Point being, I've decided Saturday is going to be the day to run through the lists, until I'm done with them. Start at #10, alternate between DC and Marvel as I work to #1. Then I'll probably go through all the characters I think I should have put on there instead. There's at least a couple of DC characters, and I could swap out 80% of the Marvel list and still think it was pretty accurate.
It won't be anything too elaborate. I'll discuss why I like the character, the writers and artists I most associate with them - meaning, at least for artists, when I mention that character, whose version do you picture - stuff like that. It's something I've been meaning to do, and now that I've announced it, I'm committed. So that'll start next week.