The latest welcome aboard goes out to the Acrobatic Flea; great moniker by the way. I see the Acrobatic Flea is a super-hero gamer, and I guess we have both probably enjoyed many of the same kinds of super-hero games. I hope I can repay the Acrobatic Flea for stopping by.
For me, my early super-hero gaming was bound up in the available choices: in no specific order, superhero rpgs of the 1980's such as Champions, V & V, Heroes Unlimited, Golden Heroes, DC Heroes (I still think the MEGS AP system is one of the most elegant designs of all time), Marvel Super Heroes (TSR); Superworld; as well as stuff like the Fighting Fantasy book Appointment With F.E.A.R..
At the same time I was picking up little lead men from time to time. For a superhero gamer like me that really meant the offerings from GW (Golden Heroes minis) and Grenadier (licensed minis such as Champions, DC and Marvel). I even attempted to use the Rogue Trader: Warhammer 40,000 rules (I think, rather than WFB 2nd edition) to create a tabletop superhero game - that didn't work out. In the past decade I have gained access to more superhero and supervillain minis from more manufacturers than ever before. I guess we have the Internet, paypal and the like to thank for that. For me it is a 'golden age' of tabletop superhero gaming, yet despite that it is a niche hobby within a niche (to paraphrase Maciej - creator of Pulp City following a recent interview). Still, happy times.