Sunday, January 29, 2012


Moonstone, Purveyor of Fine Fiction, is also now the place You can get the best deals on fantastic comics!

Moonstone's website now features a 'Value Menu' where all items listed on
the menu are only 99 CENTS! That's right, one penny shy of a dollar! And this is not simply one or two titles, but a whole slew of comics, including super hero, horror, noir, and classic characters given new life!

Thrill to the adventures of Pat Novak for Hire, Savage Beauty, the Infini-Teens, and more Moonstone Monsters than you can shake a crucifix at!

Hungry for Great Comics? Then go no further than Moonstone's 99 Cent Value Menu!

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Comics Forge gives Savage Beauty 5 out of 5 stars

The online community, Comics Forge, offers reviews, news and other 'net experiences for comic readers, retailers, creators and assorted aficionados. This week, they turned their critical eye on Savage Beauty and declared it "...the comic book you want to read."

Click here to check out the full review for yourself.


Written by Mike Bullock
Art: Jose Massaroli
Colors: Bob Pedroza
Cover A Thomas Yeates

Special “Retro Rollback Price”: $2.99 for 40 color pages! Ripped from today’s world news comes a reimagining of the classic jungle girl genre debuting a new hero for the modern age! Join the Rae sisters, recent UCLA grads, as they travel across modern-day Africa defending the defenseless. Guided by the mysterious Mr. Eden, they assume the identity of a mythical goddess and reveal their Savage Beauty.

Mike (The Phantom) Bullock presents a fresh new spin on the jungle girl genre, featuring real world conflicts in Africa and beyond. *This over-sized premier issue also includes a Golden Age Jungle Girl reprint, a look back at Jungle Girls with Michael “Robot 6” May and "lost art" from the proposed 1960 Raquel Welch/Sheena movie.

Monday, January 16, 2012


We are saddened to report today that Howard Hopkins, noted Editor and Writer for Moonstone as well as a leading writer of modern Pulp, has passed away. On Thursday, January 12th, Howard left this world and although this is a loss for all, we are left with a breadth of work from one of the greatest creators we have had the honor to work with. Below you will find a notice of services and remembrances as shared by Howard's wife and later this week in honor of Howard, we will post a final interview from Howard concerning projects he was working on until the end.

Howard Lance Hopkins

Monday, 16 January 2012 03:30


Howard Lance Hopkins

January 14, 2012

Old Orchard Beach

Howard Lance Hopkins, 50, of Old Orchard Beach, passed away unexpectedly on Thursday, January 12, 2012, inBiddeford.

He was born in Biddeford on December 12, 1961, son of Frank and Lynne Dion Hopkins. He was a graduate ofScarborough High School.

The superheroes of Howard’s youth, Doc Savage, The Avenger and The Shadow, influenced his decision to become a professional writer. For the past 24 years, Howard has written numerous books including Westerns for Hale Publications, graphic novels such as a Sherlock Holmes series and a widely known children’s series called the Nightmare Club. Most recently, he focused his energy on writing the Chloe Files, a character derived from his novel Grimm.

Howard was an avid reader of superhero comic books, including Wonder Woman, Superman and The Hulk, to name a few.

He will be remembered as a devoted, loving and very supportive husband. He will be greatly missed not only by his loving and caring wife of 22 years, Dominique Morency Hopkins, but by many, especially his nephew Steap and niece Sam, who he loved, mentored and guided as his own.

Mr. Hopkins was a member of the United Methodist Church.

He is survived by his wife, Dominique of Old Orchard Beach

His parents – Lynne and Frank Hopkins

His sister – Robyn Hopkins

His in laws – Madeleine and Victor Morency and Marianne and Michael Fleischmann

His goddaughter – Renee Whitehouse

Several Aunts, Uncles, Nieces, Nephews and Cousins

A Visiting Hour will be from 10:30-11:30AM Wednesday at Cote Funeral Home, corner of Beach and James Streets, Saco. A Funeral Service will be held at 11:30AM Wednesday at Cote Funeral Home. Burial will follow in Laurel Hill Cemetery in Saco. Arrangements are by Cote Funeral Home, Saco. You may wish to send flowers to the Cote Funeral Home or a donation to your local animal shelter in Howard’s name. To send private condolences to the family go