Much like Ray, Phantom Lady is another low tier character that have appeared occasionally throughout the pre-52 universe.
This mini-series allowed for the team to cement her place in the DCU. However, unlike her partner series, Phantom Lady was able to establish her personality and motivations for being the way she is.
One of the key features that the titular character brings to the DCU is the uniqueness of her powers that pairs almost perfectly with her backstory. Despite being portrayed as an end-justifies-the-mean type of girl, Jennifer Knight’s story has a very appealing nature to it. Maybe it is because of the brains behind her powers, Doll-Man (Dane Maxwell) or maybe it is both of them. The way that they interact throughout the series is one of the highlights making it far more entertaining than intended. However, with powers that comes from the technology rather than celestial or extraterrestrial events does make one question how do they differentiate themselves from the other heroes. Doll-Man for example could on the surface be a poor man’s Atom. (It is also interesting to note that Doll-man predates the more popular Atom and Ant-man). Fortunately, the series making him out to be the side-kick and the conscience for Jennifer and to be the wind beneath her wings (so to speak) allowed for Phantom Lady to stand tall and take the spotlight.
The series successfully manages to sail through the 4-book arc with only minor issues such as the infeasibility of her powers, the abrupt introduction of a black lantern-esque villain Funerella and the meaningless cameo from Ray. These infractions, however, thankfully aren’t significant enough to question the story or the main characters. Unlike her partner series, choosing to deal with one main villain allowed this title to excel in ways that the others failed to reach.