An outstanding observation by The Bechtloff.
Nazis make for better super-villains because at least they aim to be super or superior. Communists (and by "communist" I also mean American democrats) are so unmentionable and unimpressive as individuals they by their own nature are not unique and thusly need to define themselves through others. They aren't Lex Luther or The Joker hatching brilliant schemes as much as they are boring, common, petty thieves rationalizing their parasitism.
Ergo, evil aside, think about what villain you'd rather hang out with:
The Borg or Professor Moriarty
Your average women's studies professor or Bernie Madoff
Barack Obama or Vladimir Putin
Now that's telling. Which comic book series would have better success?
One where the villain is Obama
One where Vladimir Putin is the arch-nemesis?