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Hot Stuff the Little Devil

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Publisher  Harvey Comics
Full name  Hot Stuff
Team affiliations  Tridie
First appearance  Hot Stuff #1 October 1957
Created by  Warren Kremer
Species  Devil
Creator  Warren Kremer
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Abilities  Flight, fire-related abilities
Similar  Wendy the Good Little Witch, Richie Rich, Little Dot, Stumbo the Giant, Little Lotta

Hot Stuff the Little Devil is a comic book character created by Warren Kremer who first appeared in Hot Stuff #1 (October 1957), published by Harvey Comics. Imbued with a mischievous personality and able to produce fire, Hot Stuff appears as a red child devil who wears a diaper (said to be made of asbestos) and carries a magical sentient pitchfork (referred to as his "trusty trident"), which is a character in its own right. Much to the consternation of his demonic brethren, Hot Stuff sometimes performs good deeds to irritate them.

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Publication history

Created and first drawn by Warren Kremer, Hot Stuff has appeared in at least eight comic book titles including Hot Stuff Sizzlers (from 1960), Devil Kids Starring Hot Stuff (from 1962), and Hot Stuff Creepy Caves (from 1974) as well and multiple back-up stories from 1957 to 1982, 1986 to 1991, and with some later publications briefly during the 1990s. The most recent appearance of Hot Stuff was in 2009 with Casper the Friendly Ghost and Wendy the Good Little Witch, when a three-issue comic book miniseries was published by Arden Entertainment called Casper and the Spectrals.

Warren Kremer and Howard Post were the artists who helped define the look of Hot Stuff, drawing many comic book covers and stories over the years. Ernie Colón was another major comics artist who drew Hot Stuff.

While Harvey Comics flagship characters Casper the Friendly Ghost, Spooky and Wendy the Good Little Witch often crossed over into each other's stories, Hot Stuff rarely appeared with them. Instead, the little devil would be featured with characters like Stumbo the Giant (created by Warren Kremer and Larz Bourne, and appeared in back-up stories in Hot Stuff comics in 1957), Katnip the cat, Herman the mouse and good fairy Princess Charma. While they often tended to annoy or anger Hot Stuff, their appearances served to further develop Hot Stuff's character.

Legacy and influence

Hot Stuff the Little Devil is the unofficial emblem for the 108th Field Battery, Royal Australian Artillery and 407 Long Range Patrol Squadron of the Canadian Forces. It is also the mascot for Dysart High School located in El Mirage, Arizona, Eagle Valley High School located in Gypsum, Colorado, and Lindhurst High School located in Olivehurst, California., a blue version of Hot Stuff is the logo for Fort Morgan Middle School located in Fort Morgan, Colorado. He is the mascot of Joey Harrison's Surf Club in Seaside Heights, NJ.

He features in a 2014 episode of The Simpsons titled "Treehouse of Horror XXV", in which he has been put in "Super Hell" for how "lame" his comics are.

Film

By April 2014, DreamWorks Animation was developing a live-action/CGI film based on the character with Lizzie and Wendy Molyneux set to write it. It will be the first DreamWorks Animation film to use live-action and computer-animation. It will be the second DreamWorks animated film to feature characters from the Classic Media library; the first being Mr. Peabody & Sherman.

References

Hot Stuff the Little Devil Wikipedia


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