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George Takei Makes Appearance In Archie Comics' 'Kevin Keller' Series


What a year it's been for Kevin Keller, Archie Comics' first openly gay character who got married in a widely publicized gay wedding in January.

Now, 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. 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.

"With Archie Comics, it’s a fun way and a natural way and an ideal way of advocating happily,” Takei, who grew up reading Archie Comics, told the Washington Post on his breaking the comic book frontier.

If you're a fan like Keller, you can meet Takei at Midtown Comics in Manhattan on Wednesday, December 5th at 9:00 P.M. where he'll be signing copies of the issue.

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