From managing to keep his lunch down with The Donald, to the Archie Comic world of Riverdale, George Takei is everywhere!
The fierce LGBT advocate is headed to the pixelated pages of Archie Comics' Kevin Keller No. 6 and Takei couldn't be more thrilled.
More after the jump.
As USA Today explains, "Kevin Keller, the company's popular gay character, is a Takei fan and the catalyst that brings the actor and his husband, Brad, into the comic."
For his part Takei saw it as yet another way to reach out to LGBT youth, not to mention he'd get the dream comic book makeover.
Takei tells the paper, "I was flattered because I had more hair, and Brad was flattered because he had less waistline," laughing, "Isn't that the wonderful thing about comics? Riverdale is an idealized society, and it's an idealized Brad and me."
Takei and Kevin Keller writer Dan Parent are signing copies of the issue, which come out today, tonight at New York City's Midtown Comics at 9 p.m. EST.
As USA Today explains:
"In the new Kevin Keller comic, Kevin and his friends are assigned to write about somebody who inspires them, and he pens an essay about Takei, who came out to the press as a gay man in 2005.
The issue shares Takei's life story, from his childhood spent in Japanese-American internment camps during World War II with his family to playing Sulu on the iconic 1960s Star Trek series to his later advocacy for gay rights and equality."
Takei understands the importance of characters like Kevin, who's a role model for LGBT youth that may want to come out.
He says, "It's reflecting the diversity of America, and embracing that diversity as a positive. There I am not only as a gay man but as an Asian-American gay man and I'm idolized by Kevin. Him and his gang travel to a sci-fi convention. How much more American can you be?"
Will you be purchasing Kevin Keller No. 6, Instincters? We know we will!