Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Shredder in Hell #1

Writer: Mateus Santolouco Artist: Mateus Santolouco Publisher: IDW Publishing Release Date: January 16, 2019 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 11 User Reviews: 7
7.8Critic Rating
8.1User Rating

Abandon all hope...The Shredder returns in this brand-new mini-series! Oroku Saki's death is just the beginning, and his journey through the depths of the underworld proves to be anything but a divine comedy. How much of Shredder's soul will remain after he's faced the horrors of hell?

Fan-favorite artist Mateus Santolouco returns to the world of TMNT as both writer and artist!
The most infamous villain in the TMNT universe gets his own mini-series.

  • 9.5
    Pastrami Nation - Nolan Smith Jan 21, 2019

    I loved this first issue, and it makes me want to buy the hardcover volumes of the IDW run of the TMNT. This is such a great idea, and it looks like it will build to the landmark 100th issue of TMNT. If you have ever been a fan of the Turtles, I cannot recommend this book enough. Shredder is in Hell; and Hell better watch out. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comics Bulletin - Daniel Gehen Jan 15, 2019

    It should come as no surprise that Shredder in Hell #1 is as good as it is. As the creative force behindThe Secret History of the Foot Clan, Mateus Santolouco proved that he can stand alongside the best of the industry's cartoonists. Shredder in Hell #1reaffirms that notion, delivering an experience that engrosses readers from start to finish. If there is a TMNT book to read, this is it. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    GWW - Nick Friar Jan 15, 2019

    If you're looking for a mini-series for a change of pace, this is a great place to start. It's a character-driven story with a dark tone, a good pace, and great artwork, what more do you need? Read Full Review

  • 8.9
    Word Of The Nerd - Brent Jackson Jan 15, 2019

    TMNT: Shredder in Hell #1 (of 5) is off to a wonderful start. Santolouco gets to show off some writing abilities and besides a few small things, he weaves a dramatic tale of Shredder traversing through hell. The artwork is stellar, as it always is from Santolouco. Each panel and page is tremendously well done and detailed. This is obviously leading to big things in the IDW TMNT Universe and will have a big impact leading up to issue #100. TMNT at IDW continues to excel and TMNT: Shredder in Hell #1 is another bright spot. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Multiversity Comics - Gustavo S Lodi Jan 17, 2019

    A very strong debut issue, exploring themes that are complex, but never pandering to its audience, "Shredder in Hell" #1 goes beyond comic tropes to tell an unique, and deep, story. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Flickering Myth - Erika Hardison Jan 18, 2019

    Shredder in Hell is a dark TMNT story that shows the continued inner conflict Saki has within himself. Shredder in Hell showcases Saki's softer and vulnerable side before he walks on the dark side. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Big Comic Page - Craig Neilson-Adams Jan 15, 2019

    At the end of the day, the story so far is definitely cause for optimism, but its the legitimately world class artwork from Santolouco that makes this an absolutely essential purchase for TMNT fans. Highly, highly recommended. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Major Spoilers - Stacy Baugher Jan 17, 2019

    SHREDDER IN HELL #1 is a spirited look at the soul of a man made a villain by necessity. I look forward to seeing where it winds up. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    ComicBook.com - Jamie Lovett Jan 16, 2019

    Some of Santolouco's dialogue is overwrought, but otherwise, this is an exciting issue that any Turtles fan will want to check out. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    But Why Tho? - Nikko Soto Jan 17, 2019

    Despite the issues I have with this comic, I'm optimisticabout what's to come. It seems like the story will dive deeper into Shredder's character as he continues to deal with his inner struggle. Part of what attracted me to the series was the intensely fantastic fight scenes. Hopefully, there'll be some of those in further installments. Read Full Review

  • 3.0
    Comic Crusaders - Lucas Fashina Apr 24, 2019

    Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Shredder In Hell Directors Cut #1 will have just one cover; But the original had some incentive variants as well as str Kevin Eastman Shredder In Hell #1 Exclusive IDW Limited Cover! Kevin Eastman has signed and remarked 99 copies of this special IDW Limited cover! Only 500 made! There also was a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Shredder in Hell #1 Dell'Otto variant sold by Scorpion comics. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    myconius Jan 16, 2019

    it is stories like THIS that make me happy that i’ve been reading IDW’s TMNT since the very beginning!

    this is everything i enjoy about IDW’s TMNT. their past lives from Feudal Japan the relationship between Oroku Saki and Hamato Yoshi, Brothers of the same Ninja Clan.

    Mateus Santolouco is a phenomenal artist. this series shows this in spades.
    he is also a very gifted writer. he co-wrote Secret History of the Foot Clan and now he’s fully in charge of writing this series.
    the character voices are spot on! this picks up right where we left Oroku Saki from IDW TMNT #50, and has great callbacks to that issue as well.
    the world and scenarios Santolouco has created are really beautiful. his portrayal more

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  • 9.5
    GTMedia Reviews Jan 20, 2019

    Shredder In Hell reads like the return of an old friend that has been gone for far too long. As we inch toward our issue #100 milestone in the main series Its hard to imagine the story without Oroku Saki not making an appearance in some fashion. It's hard to believe that he's been gone for over forty issues now.  

    Karai is attempting to resurrect Shredder, her father. From there the comic shifts to Oroku's perspective as he finds himself in the dream that he and Hamato Yoshi's (Splinter) spoke about as children. 

    In this dream, he is tormented by his past self Takeshi Tatsuo and also comforted by Splinter. Oroku navigates the landscape trying to make sense of it all. Splinter tell's Shredder that the manifestations more

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  • 10
    Death's Head Dec 11, 2019

    A strong start to a fantastic story! You HAVE to pick this up!

  • 9.0
    Shelldrake964 Jan 17, 2019

    Show me some Shredder love ! One of the best vilain drawn by the best TMNT artist.

    I'm in!

  • 9.0
    Micky H Apr 15, 2019

    Superb. Love it from the great art to the story in this issue. Has me hooked

  • 4.0
    Synthozoid Jan 17, 2019

    Maybe have the turtles actually in the turtles book, instead of just the last page. Just a thought. Nice artwork.

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  • 7.5
    beatbox1980 Jan 14, 2019

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