Star Trek’s George Takei has taken a bold new step into the world of comics. The actor is taking his advocacy to the world of comic books by appearing as himself this week in Archie Comics’ "Kevin Keller," a new series about the only gay teen in Riverdale. More details below.
George Takei beams into Riverdale
George Takei has been an outspoken gay advocate, and in a new interview with the AP he talks about his latest step saying “With Archie Comics, it’s a fun way and a natural way and an ideal way of advocating happily.” The idea for the Takei crossover came from writer and artist Dan Parent who met Takei at a convention and got him to agree to participate. Takei tells AP “I remember as a preteen and a teenager, I used to read Archie Comics, I was so flattered.”
The story for Kevin Keller Issue #6 has Takei "as the subject of an essay by Keller who cites him as an inspirational hero — not just for his acting — but his advocating on behalf of Asian-Americans and gays and lesbians, too."
Meet George At Midtown Comics on Wednesday
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