Not really “ironic” so much as creepy. Because he effectively built his bride using the spirit of his father’s wife, his mother. So he built a robot lover based off his mother with the help of his father, who he then betrays.
The parallels with this story, Frankenstein’s Monster and The Bride Of Frankenstein’s Monster is definitely here. Not to mention this is one of the greatest Shakespeare-esqe stories ever in comics. Its a shame we won’t see it on the screen in Age Of Ultron.
THE AVENGERS #162 (August 1977)
Art by George Perez (pencils), Pablo Marcos (inks) & Don Warfield (colors)
Words by Jim Shooter