This made me giggle:
"What is the reason for Batman? The why?"
"That's interesting," Sammy said. "See?"
"And he was driven mad."
"And that's why he puts on the bat's clothes."
"Actually, they don't go so far as to say that," Sammy said. "But I guess it's there between the lines."
--[pg. 95, The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay]
Hee hee hee. I can SO see this being a convo pulled straight from Overheard in New York.