I noted that Cooke had secured the blessings of Westlake before the old man's death.
I had never heard of Parker or Westlake before Cooke's adaptations, so I didn't know this. When added to the similar claim with Eisner, it casts an interesting shadow. Of doubt, that is.
_________________________ "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