Shredder is an interesting character -- in the right hands he can become quite nuanced. He has a deep backstory, ties to the TMNT and their master, and a certain mystique not many other TMNT villains have.

He also died like a bitch in the very first issue of the original series. He really wasn't that important in the original cannon -- just a means to an end to get the TMNT together and trained.

The more you know, eh?

To note, this may be the last TMNT comic I do in this series for a while. They sorta defeated all the villains I had to put against them, and really, after about six or seven comics, I've done just about all I can with them.
 
    

When evil spreads across the land, and darkness rises and the monsters roam. When the creatures of the night make beautiful music, and the things that go bump in the night go bump with greater enthusiasm. When the world is in peril and is in need of a hero...

These guys are, sadly, the best the world can hope for. These are the adventures of the heroes of CVRPG. They mean well, they try hard, and occasionally they do the impossible...

They actually do something heroic.