I’m pleasantly surprised to find Archie Comics remaining on the cutting edge of pop culture and issue awareness these days, and their profile is about to be raised a little higher come November, as Kevin Keller meets Star Trek icon and activist George Takei!  In Kevin Keller #6, Kevin comes face-to-face with his lifelong hero, and I have to say that George looks awesome Archie-style.  After KISS, President Obama and Captain Sulu, who will be the next to hit Riverdale?  (Fingers crossed for a Katy Perry/Josie and the Pussycats crossover!)

UPDATE:  Take the jump for the full cover image and solicitation information.

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.

Via Buzzfeed

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Matthew Peterson

Matthew Peterson

Once upon a time, there was a young nerd from the Midwest, who loved Matter-Eater Lad and the McKenzie Brothers... If pop culture were a maze, Matthew would be the Minotaur at its center. Were it a mall, he'd be the Food Court. Were it a parking lot, he’d be the distant Cart Corral where the weird kids gather to smoke, but that’s not important right now... Matthew enjoys body surfing (so long as the bodies are fresh), writing in the third person, and dark-eyed women. Amongst his weaponry are such diverse elements as: Fear! Surprise! Ruthless efficiency! An almost fanatical devotion to pop culture!

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3 Comments

  1. June 20, 2012 at 6:42 pm — Reply

    You forgot one. Remember that time the Punisher crossed over with Archie? Good times.

    No seriously, from what I hear that crossover wasn’t all that bad.

    • June 21, 2012 at 5:29 am — Reply

      It was one of those things where it could be considered okay from a certain point of view. Personally I hated it, but I also had a hard time swallowing the TMNT/Archie crossover when I was a kid. But unlike the Punisher crossover, I actually had an easier time accepting the TMNT crossover despite the fact it was a cross-timelines meeting brought on by the Archie version of the Turtles traveling to Riverdale in the mouth of a cosmic cow head.

  2. June 20, 2012 at 8:09 pm — Reply

    I own it. It’s not. Retro Review?

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