Vulture recommends Woman World

“The 8 Best Comics to Read in September ” / Vulture / Abraham Riesman / September 4, 2018

A scientist makes a startling discovery: All the men are dying off. Catastrophe and collapse ensue. The women who live on form their own community and attempt to imagine what society can be. All of that stuff, but funny: that’s what you get when you open up Aminder Dhaliwal’s stupendous Woman World. It’s a series of vignettes from the post-apocalypse, in which the gendercide has made men a fading, misremembered curio (to wit: a young girl finds an old DVD of Paul Blart: Mall Cop and becomes convinced that Kevin James was the epitome of old-world masculinity) and the challenges of building a feminine commune are met with good-natured bickering (should the society be called “Woman World”? “Matriarch Macrocosm”? “Queen Quay”? “Gal Globe”?). First serialized on Instagram, Dhaliwal’s elegantly lined humor feels perfectly pitched for the contemporary moment in bite-sized, social-media-friendly humor without ever feeling dumbed-down or cutesy. By the way, I vote for “Queen Quay,” but I don’t think my vote counts for much.

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