"A sudden realization, and not a pleasant one. My thirtieth birthday is right around the corner. I’m poised to turn one year older than Batman.
I’ve come to accept, in recent years, that Spider-Man is younger than my little brother, but Batman? My favorite childhood hero? That lantern-jawed, ever-wise father figure? I’m actually going to be older than Batman?
That was intolerable. Something had to be done.”