Meet the Valley's comic-themed bar and eatery, 1st Edition

Marvel at this comic book-themed bar in Fortitude Valley

Grab your capes and make your way through California Lane...

Comic fans are being treated this season (in addition to the new Spiderman movie and Hawkeye series, of course) with the opening of a superhero-themed bar and eatery, 1st Edition. Now open in the cute California Lane, this underground scene is perfectly suited to foodies and comic nerds looking to be surrounded by readable graphic panels and heroic sips.

As 1st Edition’s secret superpower, chef Steve Maiden is serving up an Asian-inspired menu influenced by Mexican, American, and French flavours, with highlights including include cheeseburger gyoza, spanner crab with burnt butter emulsion, cucumber and artichoke, and a red duck curry.

If you can’t get enough of all things comic and graphic, the signature cocktails are themed as well. Be warned: these potent cocktails pack a punch stronger than Hulk (DC fans, don’t come for me). Keeping the theatrics going, the cocktail lineup is both Insta-worthy and inspired by your favourite characters. They’ve got the Ninja Turtle Negroni with salami-infused Campari, or the Flash Meringue featuring limoncello, 78° Better gin, hazelnut liqueur, lemon curd, and meringue torched right on top of the glass! Will you dare to take them on?

The exclusive venue offers only 22 seats with three 90-minute seatings a night, and DJs mixing things up on Friday and Saturday nights. Online bookings for 1st Edition are essential and can be made here.

Words by Elyssa Weavers
- The gourmet Marvel nerd.