Black Canary, one of DC Comics' coolest heroines, is appearing for the first time in an upcoming episode of Smallville. And it looks as though someone decided to give her a weird Heath Ledger-inspired eye-smudge and a horrible update to her costume, with giant lapels. The only thing they kept was the silly fishnet tights. Click through for a gallery of this superhero fashion emergency, and the official episode description.

Here's the official episode summary. I love that she's a conservative talk-show host when she's not dressing like a freak:

THE GREEN ARROW AND BLACK CANARY BATTLE IN SMALLVILLE — While secretly working for Oliver (guest star Justin Hartley), Chloe (Allison Mack) intercepts one of Lex's (Michael Rosenbaum) project files, but she is attacked by the Black Canary (guest star Alaina Huffman), a mystery woman with a subsonic cry. Dinah Lance, Black Canary's alter ego, is a conservative talk show host who is working at the Daily Planet and clashes with Lois (Erica Durance).

[Spoiler TV]