It's been encouraging to see so many of you take an interest in the exciting field of Korvac studies. To learn more, head down to your local university library, proceed to the Korvac section (Library of Congress call number PN6725.K1978) and check out the best work in the past five years of Korvac scholarship:
The Institute for Korvac Studies Award for Excellence in Korvac Studies ("the Korvie")
2006 Winner: “Cyborg, Schmyborg: Donna Haraway Didn’t Say Anything About Aryans in Tennis Shorts” -- Joseph “Rusty” Witek
Runner-up: “Queering the Gendered Other: Butler, Sedgwick, Korvac” -- Marc Singer
2005 Winner: “Barefoot and Android” -- Amy Kiste Nyberg
Runner-up: “Of Thor’s Hammer, Hawkeye’s Shafts, and Wonder Man’s Safari Jacket: Three Studies in Overcompensation” -- Marc Singer
2004 Winner: “Lo, Derrida, Thou Facest THOR!: Decentering the Privileged Signifer Through Fake Shakespearean Dialect” -- Jason Tondro
Runner-up: “It’s Just Too Damn Easy: A Psychoanalytic Reading of Ultron” --Marc Singer
2003 Winner: “‘She Hauls Off and BELTS People—Like a MAN Would!’: Ms. Marvel, Kate Millett, and the Ethical Limitations of Second-Wave Feminism” -- Nicole Freim
Runner-up: “Did Anybody Notice One of These Superheroes Is a Dude Who Can Turn into a Chick? I Think We Should Talk About That: Ziggy Starhawk and the Guardians of the Galaxy” -- Marc Singer
2002 Winner: “A Self-Reflexive Analysis of Fan Mentality and the Restoration of the Benjaminian Aura as Exchange Value Supplants Use Value in the Emerging Speculator Market of the Late 1970s as Seen in the Intermediary Subplot of the Korvac Saga, or, Man, the Collector Sure Is Lame” -- “Doctor” Gene Kannenberg, Jr.
Runner-up: “Dreidel, Dreidel, Dreidel, I Made You Out of Hate: Korvac as Self-Loathing Jew” -- Marc Singer
One day you will be mine, Korvie... you will be mine.