As a Canadian I always found Captain America compelling. He was the same skinny weakling kid who got picked on, but had a moral compass, that I was. He became powerful, but didn't lose that moral compass.Man Winter Soldier might be my favorite. "the government is always watching and could at any time use sudden an horrible violence on it's own population" is a theme that struck a chord with me.
I've always felt that Captain America was at his best when the ideals he stood for were at odds with the government of the very country that is in his moniker. But I can easily see why that would not be of interest to me if I hadn't been raised to pledge allegiance to the flag of the USofA.
It's iconic, but is that because of exposure in many different shows and movies? I think the X-Men's rogues gallery competes very well - Hellfire Club members, Brotherhood of Evil Mutants (2 varieties), Magneto, Proteus, Black Tom and Juggernaut, Arcade, Shi'ar Imperial Guard - some pretty awesome stuff.His rogues' gallery is by far the best in comic-books.
Well, Vancouver is a very attractive place.There are worse things. Did I mention the whole ... attractive part? I mean, in all the multiverse, with all the Earths, it's funny how all them have drop-dead gorgeous people everywhere and every location on every earth strangely resembles Vancouver.