I wasn’t even born for the first one but I still die a little inside anyway.
I was born three months after Post-Crisis continuity began, eight months before Batman: Year One, and three months before Watchmen. I am exactly as old as the final issue of The Dark Knight Returns.
This information is probably terrifying to at least someone.
It is also why I don’t really understand people who STILL think Watchmen and TDKR are the end-all, be-all of the medium. My parents made a person in the intervening twenty-six years. The least the comics industry could do was find a new standard of excellence.