SDCC 2018: IDW To Focus On TMNT Villain Shredder In New Mini-Series

by Oliver MacNamee

TMNT regular artist Mateus Santolouco will be in charge of writing and art duties on IDW’s forthcoming 5 part mini-series focussing on ninja bad boy, Shredder, in Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Shredder in Hell, coming early 2019.

Shredder in Hell, the latest chapter in IDW’s groundbreaking TMNT saga, sinks into the nightmarish pits of the afterlife, where the infamous leader of the Foot Clan struggles to survive. In the process, Shredder discovers his true purpose… as well as the origins of the great beings responsible for both destruction and creation in his world.

A journey of discovery, in some ways, but I doubt there will be any happy ever after, do you?

Here’s what Santolouco had to say about this opportunity:

We’re not only revealing Shredder’s role in a conspiracy of divine proportions, but we’ll have a better understanding of his fears and ambitions. Oroku Saki is more human than ever… and this will only make him an even stronger force for the TMNT to face.

Group Editor Bobby Curnow also added that,

Shredder in Hell is in many ways a spiritual sequel to the beloved Secret History of the Foot Clan. There’s one crucial difference: whereas before Mateus was just coming into his own as a creator, he is now, five years later, working at a master class level. The art he is producing is unreal, and the story is surprisingly deep and reaches to the core of IDW’s TMNT universe.

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