It’s almost been two decades since the world first discovered Winx Club, the fan-favorite animated series centering on fairy warrior Bloom and her experience at Alfea College, a school that trains fairies to fight evil — but the story is about to begin anew, thanks to indie comic publisher Mad Cave Studios… and fans attending New York Comic Con 2023 will get a chance to get in on the action early.
Officially debuting in January 2024 — which marks the official 20th anniversary of the property — Winx Club Vol. 1: Welcome to Magix will be the first in a new series of graphic novels adapting the original animated series from Rainbow SpA, produced in partnership between Rainbow Group and Mad Cave’s all-ages imprint Papercutz. The book’s official release date is January 16 (and it’s available for pre-order right now), but Winx fans at NYCC 2023 will be able to get a special limited edition copy for themselves three months early, with the NYCC exclusive featuring a special gold foil variant cover, which you can see at the bottom of this post.
The NYCC 2023 variant will be available at both Mad Cave’s booth (#3441) and the official Winx booth, at #3154 — and that’s not all; there will also be a Winx anniversary panel on Saturday, October 14 at the show, as well: The Winx Club’s Sparkling 20th Anniversary Celebration will feature Papercutz editor Stephanie Brooks and marketing manager Spenser Nellis, as well as a video appearance from Rainbow founder Iginio Straffi about the past, present, and future of the series.
Perhaps even more excitingly, the panel promises “we might have a magical gift or two in store for attendees of this birthday celebration!”
All in all, there’s a lot in store for Winx fans at NYCC 2023 — and even more starting in 2024 for fans all across the world. Happy 20th anniversary, Winx Club!
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