Takei, 75, appears in Kevin Keller No. 6, the home of Archie's openly gay character of the same name, who joined the Riverdale community in 2010. Like Takei in real life, Kevin is a gay advocate in the fictional Riverdale and his adoration for Takei brings the actor and his real world husband Brad into the comic.
In the issue, Kevin and his classmates are assigned to write an essay about someone that inspires them. Keller chooses Takei. The story then goes on to chronicle Takei's life story, growing up as a Japanese-American in internment camps during World War II with his family to becoming a Star Trek icon and advocate for gay rights.
Takei says he's not ruling out a comic book of his own if the Kevin Keller issue sells well.