Beloved “Star Trek” star and gay rights activist George Takei is back on the comic circuit. This time he’s teaming up with husband Brad Altman for a guest starring role in the the newspaper comic strip “Dick Tracy.”
The storyline began Jan. 13, when a lake was drained to reveal a forgotten World War II internment camp and a sealed bottle containing a nearly 70-year-old murder confession, reports Comic Book Resources.
Needing an expert on the camp’s history, Detective Tracy turns to George Tarawa (later spelled “Tawara”), who’s character is based on Takei. On Monday, Altman’s character was introduced.
Like the character in the strip, Takei and his family were interned by the U.S. government during World War II. Takei writes on his Facebook page that he and Altman are “truly honored” to be a part of the strip.
In December, Takei made a special appearance as himself in issue No. 6 of Archie Comics’ Kevin Keller, when the two came face to face at a science fiction convention.