Some Silver Age goodness from Batman #145!
Hmmmm... I don't think it's ironic at all. It's actually pretty much exactly what you would expect, which is the opposite of irony. Alanis Morrissette further confused a generation of listeners as to what "irony" means with that dreadful song, but I guess she wasn't actually the first to do it. I'd put the video up of it but that song annoys me that much.
But before we get to that, Batman has an adventure in Hawaii. You may recall we had an Alaskan story right when they were getting statehood, so it's only fair. We see volcanoes, a sugar cane farm, and yes...
... Batman and Robin go to a luau.
Later that issue, Batman is shrunk and fights a housecat:
Although that wasn't particularly original. The Incredible Shrinking Man came out about 5 years earlier:
This is one of the few times I've seen that comics didn't do it first!
Back to the whole "Joker's Son" story. It wasn't that great, but there was water skiing:
and there was Batman drinking lemonade with the Joker:
... so it's hard to say it wasn't worth reading, because it totally was.
See you tomorrow!