George Takei Guests in Kevin Keller Comic

Posted by at 11:14 am on December 5, 2012

Actor and equal rights advocate George Takei of Star Trek fame is crossing a new frontier this week by appearing as himself in issue No. 6 of Archie Comics’ “Kevin Keller,” a series about Riverdale’s only gay teenager.

Takei, who is also gay, said his appearance in the issue that is released Wednesday fits with with his real-life advocacy for equal rights because it helps bring home his message that anyone can aspire to be what they want to be no matter who they are. “With Archie Comics, it’s a fun way and a natural way and an ideal way of advocating happily,” Takei said.

Jon Goldwater, Archie Comics’ co-chief executive officer, said writer and artist Dan Parent “met George at a convention and asked him if he’d be interested in appearing in the Kevin Keller comic, and being a huge Star Trek fan I flipped when he agreed. Sulu was always my favorite character so I said do whatever it takes to get him in the comic.”

Takei will be signing comics at Midtown comics in New York too celebrate the release.

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