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"Breaking Point, Part Two": Lois is about to get shot by Deathstroke, who was hired to kill her after their interview in Prague. Just as he fires his gun, Superman arrives and protects Lois from the gunshots. Superman engages Deathstroke while Lois runs for safety. Deathstroke, having upgraded h

Quote1.png It was never in his eyes. The look. I've seen the look more times than I can remember. The look of murder. Quote2.png
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Superman (Volume 4) #32 is an issue of the series Superman (Volume 4) with a cover date of December, 2017. It was published on October 4, 2017.

Synopsis for "Breaking Point, Part Two"

Lois is about to get shot by Deathstroke, who was hired to kill her after their interview in Prague. Just as he fires his gun, Superman arrives and protects Lois from the gunshots. Superman engages Deathstroke while Lois runs for safety. Deathstroke, having upgraded his suit with a gravity sheath, is able to deflect Superman's attacks. Superman increases the offensive, however, and inflicts enough damage to shorten Deathstroke's suit out. Deathstroke endangers a civilian and distracts Superman enough to go into hiding.

The next day, Clark and Lois watch Jon play at Centennial Park and talk about how to deal with Deathstroke if he ever shows up again. The only way to dispose of Deathstroke if by killing him and that is a line Clark refuses to cross. Even so, he is still determined to protect his family.

Three days later, Lois and Jimmy are called to report on a fire near a propane storage facility. Superman watches the scene to protect Lois but suddenly, he gets called to put out the fire and save the harbor. With Superman distracted, Deathstroke takes Lois hostage. As Superman puts out the flames, Deathstroke reveals he is the one who started the fire just to get to Lois. Superman angrily demands Deathstroke to return Lois safely, but Deathstroke holds a gun to Lois' head and tells Superman to choose whether to put out the fire or save Lois. The fire starts to spread and Superman is forced to put out, giving Deathstroke enough time to take the unconscious Lois to his hideout, not to far away from the harbor. Deathstroke knows that Lois' stun device can send a signal traceable by Superman. Sure enough, Lois activates the device, but by the time Superman arrives to save her, Deathstroke has already left but not before leaving a message carved into a wall. The message only says "Game over, boy scout." Superman and Lois realize that Deathstroke never intended to kill Lois, he only intended to test Superman, but he does not know who hired Deathstroke or why.

Deathstroke makes his way to a van driven by his employer, Amanda Waller, who wanted to see how far Superman could be pushed. She is also amazed that Deathstroke that decided to finish the job even when he knew that he stood no chance against Superman, but Deathstroke does not care for Waller's opinion. Even so, Deathstroke has developed a respect for Superman.

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