Okay, everyone here except Chris and Joe is smart enough.
Use your eyes. Look at Larsen's work (I know it's painful). There are intrinsic elements of other artists in there. Not stylistic homage-like overlays, but fundamental and formational ingredients. I provided many examples. Kirby, Miller, Simonson, Staton, Kane, Ditko... and yes, Byrne. Many people on this thread have said they can see that, including YOU. I realize you get your jollies trying to bust my balls, but you know I'm right about this.
Now then. What did you do to run off Ness?
"The trouble with being a ghost writer or artist is that you must remain anonymous without credit.
If one wants the credit, one has to cease being a ghost and become a leader or innovator." — Bob Kane