Tuesday, July 29, 2008
Old School Hawking With Batman
Batman explains the facts of life to Robin.
I have no idea what issue this single panel comes from, but here in Virginia, hawks and falcons used to be caught with tethered lived pigeons. In the Fall, along the barrier beach islands, folks would drive down the beach until they saw a migrating falcon, then they would leap out, bury someone in the sand and put an apple basket over their head and a live pigeon in one hand and a string attached to a bow net in the other. No doubt, others will illuminate the mechanics of what I have only heard told in story. Still, a great and odd little bit of Batman and Robin art. More research into this panel is clearly needed!