Mal's First Rule of Flying

Note: Other items ordered with this limited-edition product will ship when the T-shirt ships.


Just in time for Valentine's Day comes this brilliant, heartfelt sentiment expressed by Captain Malcolm Reynolds about his beloved Firefly-class transport Serenity.

"You know what the first rule of flying is?" he asks River Tam. "Love. You can learn all the math in the 'Verse, but you take a boat in the air that you don't love, she'll shake you off just as sure as the turning of the worlds."

our deep red T-shirt featuring Serenity traveling the Verse, we quoted the next part of Captain Mal's tribute: "Love keeps her in the air when she ought to fall down." The art nouveau design by Sara Holle on a soft, all-cotton tee is perfect for that someone special in your life.

The Firefly Love Keeps Her in the Air is a QMx limited-edition, direct-only T-shirt. This amazing design will be available only during a limited order window, after which we will close the edition and print the shirts. Please allow approximately three weeks for delivery.

Note: Order by January 16 for delivery in the contiguous U.S. by Valentine's Day.






100% preshrunk cotton jersey knit 

Size Charts


Width 18" 20" 22" 24" 26" 28"
Length 28" 29" 30" 31" 32" 33"


Width 16" 17" 18.5" 19.5" 22"
Length 25.25" 26.25" 27.25" 28" 28.5"

Limited-Edition Tees

We love cool T-shirts at QMx. What we don't love are high prices or seeing everyone else wearing the same cool tee we just got.

That's why we came up with our exclusive line of limited-edition tees. Each shirt comes with an awesome design that'll really let your geek flag fly and win you cred among your friends.

To help keep prices down, it will be available only from (no dealer markup — yeah!). And to help make sure your cool T-shirt isn't going to be on everyone else's back, it will be only available during a limited order window. Once that order window closes, we'll print your shirt in your size and ship it to you in about three weeks.

So, to sum up:

  • Cool T-shirt designs made by awesome geek artists
  • Prices well below regular retail
  • Available for a limited time

We will be releasing each design one at a time, retiring it, then we'll bring on the next one. To make sure you don't miss out on any of them, be sure to sign up for the QMx Insider newsletter.



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