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George Takei Travels to Riverdale

Star Trek's Sulu and voice for equal rights, George Takei, will

Archie's first openly gay character, Kevin Keller, will have a very special guest, in issue six:

This November, Star Trek's "Sulu" will meet Riverdale's own Kevin Keller in the pages of KEVIN KELLER #6, which features the hottest Archie character in years meeting his hero, George Takei.

The story will be written and drawn by Kevin creator Dan Parent, who pitched the idea to Takei at a chance convention meeting. Takei loved the idea and it soon became a reality.

George Takei has become a figurehead of the LGBT movement and for equal marriage rights. May of 2011, he made a video which coined the phrase "It's ok to be Takei" which was a huge hit. He's made a big impact on the movement, and he's the perfect person to put into this comic.

Recently, we've seen Archie appear in KISS, and now we get George Takei inside the pages of Kevin Keller. These crossovers, thus far, have been a ton of fun.

What do you guys think about this guest star? Kevin Keller 6 hits your local comic ship in November.

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Posted by KainScion

oh crap

Posted by Video_Martian

LOL, I love how Archie comics are for equal rights now (although not a bad thing, mind you)...

Posted by danhimself

I just want to point out that George Takei is one of the best facebookers around...you should totally friend request him if you haven't already

Posted by jointron33

My god when will this stop

Posted by DarthStorm

Oh My!

Posted by warpgirl

@jointron33... why should it? something wrong with gays having equal voice?

Posted by Webjaker

@danhimself: True that, never ending entertainment. I heard he's awesome at conventions - I hope to meet him

Posted by danhimself

@Webjaker: he definitely seems like a really cool guy

Posted by NightFang

That is so Takei.

Posted by Nova`Prime`

@DarthStorm said:

Oh My!

Posted by Redberry

Hellllllloooo. XD

Posted by FoxxFireArt

Kevin is now cool by association with Takei.

Posted by The Poet

this is awesome!

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Posted by kamionero

This is getting exploitative.

Posted by Trodorne

@DarthStorm said:

Oh My!

Posted by RedheadedAtrocitus
Posted by InnerVenom123

@jointron33 said:

My god when will this stop

When will what stop?

Posted by TheMadMonkey

That sound you hear is the sound of the heads of the One Million Moms membership simultaneously exploding...

Posted by inferiorego

@TheMadMonkey said:

That sound you hear is the sound of the heads of the One Million Moms membership simultaneously exploding...

In my head, it sounds like cheering because they're dying.

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Posted by Psykhophear

This is getting out of hand. First came Kevin Keller who is openly gay, then Green Lantern becomes gay and now this. Ugh! Just when I thought Archie Comics couldn't be any dumber with the awful "Will You Marry Me" issue, this happens.

Posted by Scarlet_Rogue

There's a Kevin Keller book?

Posted by Daycrawler

@inferiorego said:

@TheMadMonkey said:

That sound you hear is the sound of the heads of the One Million Moms membership simultaneously exploding...

In my head, it sounds like cheering because they're dying.

But what about the vengeful One Million Orphans that would create!!!

Posted by Agent9149

@Daycrawler said:

@inferiorego said:

@TheMadMonkey said:

That sound you hear is the sound of the heads of the One Million Moms membership simultaneously exploding...

In my head, it sounds like cheering because they're dying.

But what about the vengeful One Million Orphans that would create!!!

GAY ADOPTION FOR EVERYBODY

Posted by Asok

@Psykhophear said:

This is getting out of hand. First came Kevin Keller who is openly gay, then Green Lantern becomes gay and now this. Ugh! Just when I thought Archie Comics couldn't be any dumber with the awful "Will You Marry Me" issue, this happens.

What is wrong with having gay characters?