ideas were common to Poul Anderson's works and to Smallville episodes but there is another parallel. Anderson also wrote detective fiction.
Instead of addressing other fantasy or sf ideas, an installment of a superhero series can be a detective story. The hero can find clues with X-ray vision and can escape an assassination attempt with super-strength and super-speed whereas, in every other respect, the installment remains a classic detective story. So who shot Lionel Luthor? Lex Luthor? Jonathan Kent? A Luthor employee? No, the Sheriff that Lionel was blackmailing!
Both Isaac Asimov and Larry Niven combined sf with detective fiction whereas Anderson kept the two genres separate. I have read two of the three Trygve Yamamura novels and one Yamamura short story. Apparently, Anderson stopped writing detective fiction because it did not sell as well as sf. But this is fortunate. I would not have been writing a Poul Anderson Appreciation blog if his output had been mainly detective novels.