BOOKLIST-This second installment of Gorman and company's series opens on an uncharacteristically sunshiny scene of Rick and Morty building a car for a soapbox derby. That moment, however, is short-lived: a horrid, gelatinous creature suddenly appears and gores Rick with a barbed tentacle. With his dying breath, Rick gurgles, It's starting. A few dimension-hops later and another Rick and Morty are traveling to the only Rick-free corner of the multiverse to wait out the massacre of all Ricks. But is a universe with only a Morty as safe as it might sound? As in the first volume, nihilistic jokes and obscure pop culture references abound, but the absurdity of those over-the-top allusions is always played for laughs. Questions of causality and ethics arise, but they are gleefully thrown aside in favor of crude irreverence and candy-colored vulgarity. Cannon's artwork nicely replicates the visual style of the cartoon, from Rick's drunken, wonky eyes to the grotesque interdimensional creatures that pepper the pages. Brainy older teens with slightly twisted senses of humor will appreciate this.