IDW publishing has announced that acclaimed TMNT artist Mateus Santolouco will both write and draw Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Shredder in Hell, a five-issue miniseries 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.”
“Shredder in Hell is in many ways a spiritual sequel to the beloved Secret History of the Foot Clan.,” adds editor Bobby Curnow. “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.”
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Shredder in Hell will launch in early 2019.