Actor and LGBT activist George Takei will be making a guest appearance as himself in the new gay “Archie” comic book series, “Kevin Keller.”
“Riverdale’s gay son gets to meet his hero, George Takei, who makes a special appearance in issue No. 6 of Archie Comics’ ‘Kevin Keller,’ when the two come face to face at a science fiction convention,” The Huffington Post reports. “As part of a high school project, the students are asked to give presentations on people who inspire them and Keller chooses the Star Trek star, citing Takei’s advocacy for the Asian-American and LGBT communities.”
“Takei is 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,” Pink News notes, adding:
According to the Associated Press, Takei says his appearance fits nicely with his real-life advocacy for equal rights and shows that anyone can aspire to be what they want to be, no matter who they are.
“I remember as a preteen and a teenager, I used to read Archie Comics,” said Takei, 75, who grew up in California. “I was so flattered.”
Takei, who will be joining NBC’s “The New Normal” soon, also as himself, will be appearing tomorrow in New York City at Midtown Comics for the launch of the new Kevin Keller #6.
“Kevin Keller’s creator, writer/artist Dan Parent, will also be in attendance,” Midtown Comics notes.
George Takei is a national treasure. Here’s one reason that explains why: Watch: George Takei’s Endorsement Of Barack Obama Will Make You Cry.
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