With Comic Con International (commonly referred to as San Diego Comic Con) in full swing, there was bound to be some TMNT-releated announcements. And while fans got a new look at Rise of the TMNT, there was also news on the comic-front.
Fan favorite artist Mateus Santolouco (Secret History of the Foot Clan) was announced as the creative force behind a new TMNT miniseries – SHREDDER IN HELL! The Shredder has been off the table since the epic events of TMNT #50, and one can infer that this series will kick-off the return of the Turtles’ most feared foe. For the complete press release from IDW Publishing, check out below.
Mateus Santolouco Writes and Draws an Epic Comic Book Miniseries Featuring TMNT’s Greatest Villain
SAN DIEGO, CA (July 19, 2018) – IDW is proud to announce that acclaimed TMNT artist Mateus Santolouco will both write and draw Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Shredder in Hell, a five-issue miniseries slated to debut in early 2019 that serves as a sequel to the fan-favorite Secret History of the Foot Clan storyline.
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.
“I’m very humble and thankful to help expand the rich universe of TMNT, adding new layers to the Turtles‘ main villain,” says Santolouco. “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 says, “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.”
For information on how to secure copies of the Shredder in Hell comic book miniseries, contact your local comic shop or visit www.comicshoplocator.com to find a store near you.
Mateus Santolouco was born in 1979 in Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil. Launching his creative career in advertising, he shifted his attention to comic books in 2006. In addition to his extensive contributions to the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles franchise at IDW Publishing, he has worked on such comic book projects as Rampaging Wolverine, Dial H, Wonderlost, 24Seven, Dark Reign: Lethal Legion, Two Guns, and Fall of Cthulhu.