Meet Kamen Rider Zero-One’s new comic nemesis

The Green Masked Rider crashed into the volcanic villain Ragnarok as lightning fell around them.

Image: Titan Comics/Toei Company

When the Japanese saga tokusatsu hero Kamen Rider Zero one, star of the 2019 Japanese television series of the same name, returns in comic book form in November, the Rider won’t be alone. Unfortunately for him, he will be accompanied by a brand new villain named Ragnarok, who you can meet here.

Yesterdaywe learned that Ragnarok is a “volcano cell powered” enemy, which you can see for yourself in this character design from the artist Hendry Prasetia (with comic concept art for Zero-One itself):

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Image: Titan Comics/Toei Company

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Image: Titan Comics/Toei Company

It’s a cool design, which looks even better on the main cover of Kamen Rider Zero-One #1Inhyuk Lee main cover:

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Image: Titan Comics/Toei Company

The official synopsis implies that there is more to Ragnarok than just volcanic cluster cells, however: “Aruto Hiden is Kamen Rider Zero-One! Together with his faithful companion Humagear Izu, he has saved the world many times as an insectoid superhero! But when his company Hiden Intelligence is attacked by the mysterious Ragnarok, Aruto must not only confront the villain powered by volcanic cells, but also his own past…”

How does this new villain connect to the striveing comedian turned business gone from executive to superhero? There may be clues later in the week as io9 coverage continues. During this time, tthe first issue of Kamen Rider Zero-Onewritten by Brandon Easton, arrives Nov. 23 from Titan Comics, which you can pre-order here.


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