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


  1. Is there a paypal account where we could send donations to help with funeral arrangements?

  2. Rest in peace, Howard. And thank you for being my friend. I won't forget you.

    1. I am Howard's sister. He had his Yingko2 account I believe but his wife has not set up anything for donations. I thank you for the very generous comment. If you wish contact information for sending cards to his wife Dominique or there are any questions I can assist with please contact me on my facebook page I am under Robyn Hopkins. We miss him very much especially his Niece Samantha who looked up to him so much

  3. My sympathies to Howard's family at this time. Rest in peace, Howard.

  4. My sympathy to his family and friends and anyone Howard touched.