After posting our "Batboys and Indimans" comic, a reader asked if we were planning something similar for Thanksgiving. Well of course we were!
So here we have Pilgrim Batman as, you know, a pilgrim, and Man-of-Bats and Apache Chief as members of the Wampanoag tribe. Clearly Batman underestimated the indians' appetite.
We thought about making this joke just be "we invited you to eat, but we still need to get through the rest of winter," but it's funnier to imagine Bruce making a deal and then reneging when he loses. You know... an "Indian giver." And thus, the first Thanksgiving was really a pie-eating contest. And a corn-eating contest. And whatever else they ate there.
A "ringer," in terms of a competition, is someone whose skill level is far above the other competitors, brought in (possibly by the organizers) specifically to win.