April 4th, 2016

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

CONTACT: Martin T. Pierro, Cosmic Times Publisher - Martin@CosmicTimes.net 

“New partnership brings Inverse Press catalog to Cosmic Times“

Florida based comic publisher Cosmic Times and Alabama comic studio Inverse Press have come together to become the premier independent comic publisher in the South East. Effective immediately Cosmic Times will begin handling all of the publishing duties for Inverse Press. This partnership will allow Inverse to focus more on content creation while more than doubling Cosmic Times’ current catalog. The two companies will continue to operate separately but through this new partnership they will be able to share resources. 

Earlier this year Cosmic Times released the Inverse Press one-shot Scales of Time and after the success of that project, Kevin LaPorte (Inverse Press) felt that making that partnership more permanent was the best move for both companies. Cosmic Times owner Martin T Pierro agreed and a deal was quickly struck, that will see all of the current and future Inverse Press titles come under the Cosmic Times banner for national distribution through DIamond. 

The first series to be released under this new partnership will be Flesh of White by Erica J. Heflin & Amanda Rachels, followed by the graphic novel Antithesis also by Heflin along with Fabian Cobos and Zora Huerta. The partnership will see at least three more series and four perfect bound books released through 2017 along with all of the other great projects created in-house at Cosmic Times. 

Together Cosmic Times and Inverse Press will capitalize on each other’s strengths including the incredible track record Inverse Press has had with Kickstarter. LaPorte has successfully run 20 Kickstarter campaigns (including one currently running for The Absentee), he will bring that knowledge with him to Cosmic Times to develop new marketing strategies to elevate brand awareness throughout the life cycle of each project.

“This is a very exciting time for both companies,” Pierro said “Kevin and I came to the table with no ego and together we have put something in motion that will be very unique in today’s comic book market. I look forward to what the future will hold.”

More information about Cosmic Times can be found at - www.CosmicTimes.net

More information about Inverse Press can be found at - www.InversePress.com

May 23rd, 2016

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

CONTACT: Martin T. Pierro, Cosmic Times Publisher - Martin@CosmicTimes.net 

“Flesh of White sees national release!"


Cosmic Times and Inverse Press proudly present the first issue of Flesh of White, a supernatural horror story set in Africa. As Tanzanians, Rehema and Idi, celebrate the birth of their new son, however they must weigh their hopes against unanticipated fears. Little Kwasi was born with albinism, and they live in a part of Tanzania where superstition and fear guide the hearts of men.  In the home of his parents, Kwasi is safe, but as a scheming Witch Doctor learns of his existence, Rehema and Idi must fight to protect him when the Doctor and his Harvester come for the little one’s white flesh. 

Flesh of White is the first mini-series produced by Alabama studio Inverse Press and released by Cosmic Times. In 2015 the two paired up for the one-shot Scales of Time, the success of which cemented their partnership. Flesh of White written by Erica J. Heflin (Wonderland) with art by Amanda Rachels (The Book) was successfully funded through Kickstarter and has developed a large fan following.

Flesh of White issue 1 of 4

is listed in the current (June) Previews Catalog on Page 319
Diamond Order Code: JUN161366
FC 32 Pages
$2.99

About Cosmic Times
Founded by publisher Martin T Pierro in 2008. Cosmic Times is a nationally distributed South Florida based publisher with a wide array of titles including Giant Robot Warrior Maintenance Crew, Metal Locus, What I.F., Void of Heroes and Scales of Time. 

About Inverse Press
Active since 2010, Inverse Press is an independent comic studio based on the Alabama Gulf Coast and founded by writer, Kevin LaPorte, and artist, Amanda Rachels. With amazing and talented collaborators, Inverse Press creates comics stories that are often weird, sometimes dark, but always FUN.


Links
Cosmic Times
http://www.cosmictimes.net
Inverse Press
http://inversepress.com
Preview Pages for Flesh of White
https://www.dropbox.com/s/mhlfz7lq8tb9m26/Flesh_of_White_1_Preview.pdf?dl=0