Joe Quinones’ “Firefly” #2 variant cover brings even more #MalCrushMonday goodness
This is a nice eleventh hour surprise: we get not one but two Firefly #2 variant covers in the same day. First Marguerite Sauvage, and now Joe Quinones? Shiny indeed.
BOOM! Studios Unveils FIREFLY #2 Variant Covers By Joe Quiñones
#MalCrushMonday Reveals New Covers From The Return of Joss Whedon’s Sci-Fi Epic
LOS ANGELES, CA (September 17, 2018) – BOOM! Studios today unveiled the newest #MalCrushMonday debut, spotlighting FIREFLY #2 in December 2018 and continuing the return of the iconic worldwide pop culture phenomenon to comic books in partnership with 20th Century Fox Consumer Products.
This spotlight on FIREFLY #2 concludes with the reveal of the main cover by artist Joe Quiñones (America) with a new image everyone’s favorite interstellar couple – Zoe and Wash. Now, fans will learn his true past and the definitive story of the Unification War — the intergalactic civil war that divided friend and family alike — in this news series by New York Times best-selling writer Greg Pak (World War Hulk, Mech Cadet Yu) and artist Dan McDaid (Judge Dredd), along with series creator & story consultant Joss Whedon (the visionary writer/director behind Buffy The Vampire Slayer, Marvel’s The Avengers and more).
Plus, ask your local comic shop how to get a copy of the rare inks-only version of the FIREFLY #2 Joe Quiñones cover.
“There’s no shortage of threats and enemies to be found ‘round the ‘Verse, but in all the chaos the core of the story is love and family and what you would do for both,” said Jeanine Schaefer, Executive Editor, BOOM! Studios. “Joe perfectly captures the blueprint for that in Zoe and Wash’s relationship in one image, from their genuine affection and respect for each other, to the ever-looming presence of Mal as they try to find their shared path forward.”
Created by Whedon and set 500 years in the future in the wake of a universal civil war, FIREFLY centers on the crew of Serenity, a small transport spaceship that doesn't have a planet to call home. Mal, a defeated soldier who opposed the unification of the planets by the totalitarian governed Alliance, will undertake any job—legal or not—to stay afloat and keep his crew fed. Thrust together by necessity but staying together out of loyalty, these disparate men and women are seeking adventure and the good life, but face constant challenges on the new frontier, such as avoiding capture by the Alliance, and evading the dangers you find on the fringes of the universe.
Mal thought he could outrun his past, but when a simple mission goes wrong, he’s forced to confront it in the form of the Unificators, mercenaries deputized to hunt down war criminals...and they’ve got Mal and Zoe at the top of their list! War can make villains of even the best men, and Mal’s quest for redemption will put him at odds with his own crew, forcing him to make a choice: fix the past or fight for the future.
Firefly #2 will hit comic shops this December.