47. “Cliff-Hanger Justice”

Q: I have been trying to find the issues that featured the “Wile E. Coyote vs. Acme Corp.” trial. It was a very funny trial of the Acme Corp selling defective products. I believe it ran in the late ’70’s early 80’s and it was at least three parts.

A: The title was “Cliff-Hanger Justice,” by Joey Green. It ran in three parts in the August, September, and October ’82 issues.

4 comments on “47. “Cliff-Hanger Justice”

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    One of the covers was of a smiling Japanese construction foreman overseeing the replacement of the ‘R’ in Chrysler with an ‘L’ in the background. Chrysler had recently been bailed out by the Federal Govt.

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    in 1990, Ian Frazier ripped this idea off and re-packaged it for the New Yorker. It later became the title of a collection of his essays.

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    A lot of people seem to have had this idea. I just got hold of a book from 2006 called “The Acme Catalog” by Charles Carny and Scott Glass (Chronicle Books). It was done with Warner Bros. blessing and involvement.

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