Now, I know that him and SuperBOY were friends (Best friends?), but that was before he became Superman, right? Did him and Clark ever have any encounters? What was with Mark Waid saying that they were friends in Smallville? In the Byrne run, Lex was not friends with Superman or Clark at all. If they did meet, can someone please give me issues when this happened? Thanks.
Mark Waid has had good runs, and bad runs on books. However, he is always the king of nostalgia. It always needs to be how it was when he was a kid.
I actually prefer the whole Lex didn't know Clark or Superman until they were adults. I find the Lex/Perry relationship much more compelling.