All my life, I've been taught brains over brawn, how it's more important to be smart than it is to be strong. When I was young, I always thought it an odd moral that this powerhouse character could overcome the smartest man on the planet through sheer brute strength and power, how Lex's tactical plans and great intelligence, consistently fails to overcome someone stronger than him.
But then I started reading comics, and several stories, All Star sticks out in my mind, began painting the image that Clark might actually be smarter than Luthor as well.
So that's good on the moral front, but then we reach the issue of, without his intelligence advantage, how on Earth does Lex Luthor stand any chance against the man of steel? So the question I've asked myself for years is, SHOULD Superman be smarter than Lex Luthor? Not is he, but should that be a trait of their characters?