One Perfect Moment: Shredder
Two perfect moments from the Shredder. One from the old school and the other Archie.
The first from his actual first appearance and origin (TMNT vol. 1 #1):
From TMNT Adventures #24:
I kill for scans of the one issue of Shredder I don't have from this series. The issue where he and Verminator X take on the turtles in the desert and they decide to cash in on their great enemy owing them.
Yeah that's right the Shredder which Archie one based on the toon had actual.. honor. Which made him actually a hundred times more interesting.
Still both moments capture the character's motivations so perfectly. God he's the most iconic indy comic book villain of them all. You stand him in the shadow amongst other villains. I gurantee you'll know who he is just by the outline he casts. If only Mirage would give us more of the original version. I sure as hell would love a one-shot, issue of Tales of TMNT, or limited series dedicated expanding upon Oroku Saki's origins. I mean yeah it's pretty much all spelled out but to the levels he's committed himself. Not to mention why where the New York Foot Ninja so darn obbessed with his leadership? Be a hell of a story I say.
The dude surely deserves it for being #1 on the TMNT Rogue Gallery. And techincally (really the clone worms not the real deal) he's still alive in original TMNT verse. He got ressurected again in Tales of TMNT #3-4, and #33 as a mutated shark creature. I might post that in honor of the turtles 25th Anniversary coming up.
Eh, what the hell I'll throw sort of one perfect moment coming from the best Shredder of the 2K3 series as well. Pity we never got more comics with him in it (just a certain series written by HE WHO MUST NOT BE NAMED.):
And I complete the cycle by including the movie Shredder above.