I’ve found I usually prefer the character of Supergirl outside of her own comic as a guest-star in something like Batgirl, or part of a the Justice League of America. Most of this issue reinforces that opinion, but there are strides to making the character more accessible in her own title.
Part Two of the Dollmaker storyline is largely forgettable as our heroine rescues Cat Grant from a bad Toyman wannabe. Kara’s inner monologue is pretty good. It may not be as good as that of Stephanie Brown, but it’s a start.
The issue also ends on a high note with the Kent family gathering together for the holidays and writer Sterling Gates giving Supergirl a much-needed moment of happiness.
Also included here is another appearance of Superwoman (hopefully the last we’ll see for a long time) and a humorous frame of Supergirl knocking out the inexplicable Composite Bat-Santa (which isn’t explained or referred to in the rest of the issue) as part of her nightly patrol. Hit-and-Miss.