Harvey Comics Classics Vol. 3: Hot Stuff, The Little Devil

June 2, 2008 | Trades


Harvey Comics Classics Vol. 3: Hot Stuff, The Little Devil
Edited by Leslie Cabarga
Dark Horse Books
$19.95 US (Paperback)
**** (out of five)

He is the devil and the devil is good.
The devil in question is, of course, Hot Stuff, the cherubic, trident-wielding hothead, who starred in his own Harvey Comics series from 1957 to 1982, which saw him get in thousands of adventures, most of which involved gags about his roaring hot body temperature, fiery demeanor and/or his penchant for exacting swift revenge against those who wronged him.
Somewhat lost among the lexicon of Harvey luminaries, like Richie Rich, Casper, Baby Huey, Little Lotta, Sad Sack, etc., Hot Stuff stood alone because of his devilish appearance that both endeared him to some and made him a target of scorn for others.
Now, in slightly more enlightened times, Hot Stuff gets the star treatment once again, with his own whopping Harvey Comics Classics volume from Dark Horse Books, containing over a hundred short stories and one-page gags on clear and crisp newly pages of art reproduced from the original pages.
Do yourself a favour and take this chance to catch up with a sadly forgotten American comic book icon.

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