The Guardian have a photo gallery up of reader's pictures on the theme of heroes. I would like to draw your attention to the following ones:
Spiderman advocates condoms:
Pretty in character when you think of the anti drug and child abuse comics Spidey has been involved in.
That's one freaky picture of Kurt Cobain:
For some reason the blurb next to the photo on the site focuses on lemmy, but to me, Kurt is the centerpiece of that picture.
Everything about that image works. Everything.
Lastly, the Angel of the North:
I would love to see that in real life, it's beautiful. The colours on this image are really striking and clear.
It's well worth viewing the whole gallery, about 10 pictures, and reading the blurbs.