" I don't care about anything, really! except havin' fun"
-Hot Stuff, Casper and the spectrals
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 is friends with casper however he appears as a casper suporting character only in the comic books, since he has never appeared in a cartoon.
After Casper, the Friendly Ghost and Wendy, the Good Little Witch , Harvey Comics created another character based on childhood fears and settled on a devil character named Hot Stuff. As with all Harvey kid characters, most of the “bad” characters are merely mischievous at heart, and usually have good intentions, despite being a little bit rascally. Harvey had such high hopes for Hot Stuff, so much so that it didn't even debut as a supporting feature or in the Harvey Hits tryout series before going to its own series. It turned out to be a wise choice since Hot Stuff ranks as one of the most popular characters to come out of Harvey after Casper and Richie Rich.A popular theory implies that Hot Stuff was created using Evil casper from the cartoon "fright from wrong" 1957 as main inspiration, which makes him casper's antithesis.
According to most of his comics devils have longer lifespans, so hot stuff is at least 200-years old, however his age is really inconsistent Since according to other comics he over 2000 years old, canonically in the future hot stuff became an adult and he married his girlfriend, princess charma.
AppareanceEdit.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.
However in casper and the espectrals Hot Stuff has taken on more of a punk kid look visually, so he wears a more casual outfit a black t-shirt, blue jeans, and a spike bracelet.
Most of the time hot stuff is mischevous, short tempered, he uses to start fights very often, also he can be very mean at times But in the end he is a good guy, even he is able to risk his life to save his friends, how was shown in casper and the spectrals.
Casper: Despite being too different, casper and hot stuff are good friends, especially in the comic casper and the espectrals.
Wendy: Wendy is also friends with hot stuff, The little devil risked his life to save wendy in the mentioned comic.
Spooky: In the old havey comics , spooky and hot stuff are good friends, and they have some adventures together.
Powers and abilitiesEdit
As a devil, hot stuff posseses a vast list of abilities and powers that he uses to fight his enemies, some of these powers are used very often in his adventures and others are rarely seen.
Demon physiology: Allows him to survive in adverse environments such as outer space and the botton of sea, apparently he doesn't need oxygen to survive.
Flame breath: One of Hot Stuff' Signature powers, usually he displays this ability while he is angry, and sometimes Hot Stuff seems unable to control this power under certain circunstances.
Control of body temperature: The little devil can control his temperature at will, his body heat is powerful enough to melt rocks and metal.
Flight: all the devils are able to flight, this ablity works even in outer space and under the water.
Teleportation: Hot stuff is able to teleport to any place.
Invisibility: The imp is able to turn invisible, this power seem to have no time limit.
Fire control: the little devil can create and control flames, but this is not ordinary fire, hot stuff is able to use it even under the water and in outher space, also it is able to hurt ghost and other incoporeal beings.
Intangibility: Most of the time Hot Stuff uses this power to travel through the ground but he is also able to go through walls and phasing bullets. however this power seems to be inconstant.
Magic: According to the comics hot stuff's powers are based on magic, and with his trident he is able to cast different types of magic such as Fire, Ice and reflecting magic.
Fire inmunity: Hot stuff as any other devil is inmune to extreme heat, even lava has no effect on him, in fact according to some comics Hot stuff can absorb heat to increase his powers and regenerate his body from fatal wounds.
Light projection: His body can produce intense light.
Electric powers Hot stuff body can produce electricity, that can be used in combat.
Super speed:Hot stuff is able to fly from the earth to the moon in matter of seconds, he also displayed the ability to run at superspeed,Besides Hot stuff often Flies arround the world.
Enhanced Durability:AS a devil, Hot stuff can survive impacts that would kill regular humans, in the comcs he was smashed by mountain-sized giants, Hit by trucks at the highway and even punched to the center of earth.
Longevity: DEvils age really slowly,Hot stuff is at least 2000 years old but is still considered very young among his species.
Expert spear thrower : after a lot of practice with his trident, hot stuff is really skillful.
Heavy equipment driver: Despite being a kid, hot stuff knows how to drive and operate a Backhoe loader.
Major appearances in casper franchise Edit
Hot Stuff has retained a relatively low profile over the years, compared to other Harvey characters. This is primarily due to the fact that he has never appeared in an animated film, nor has he appeared on a great deal of merchandise. An animated series was attempted in the 60s and again in the 70s, but the character's nature have unfortunately kept him off the airwaves, he only appearead in comic books.
Casper and the spectrals (comic book)
Casper and friends Vol 2
.Casper's monster joke riddle.
Casper and hot stuff super sizzlers 9
Harvey hits vol 2 (2017)
Casper (2017 comic book).
- Hot stuff appeared in the Simpon's XXV treehouse of horror as one of the demons trapped in super hell.
- Harvey tried to produce a Hot stuff cartoon series twice, but the project was cancelled because a cartoon with a devil as protagonist was considered too controversial.
- According to Dreamworks they are working on a Hot stuff movie, however the project is still in pre-production and there is not a confirmed released date.