Dick Tracy's newest partner-in-crime-fighting is none other than George Takei

The beloved Star Trek star and gay rights activist is currently starring in the Dick Tracy comic strip as George Tawara. Now, before you ask how could Takei star in a newspaper comic strip under a different name: 1) check out the art above (that's as close as Dick Tracy gets to photorealism); 2) this comic storyline is about a WWII Japanese internement camp that was found after a lake was drained, and Takei and his family were actually interned in one such camp during the war; and 3) after Takei's character was introduced in the strip yesterday, a character clearly modeled after Takei's husband Brad Altman appeared today. Also, Takei made an announcement on Facebook regarding the comic, if that helps convince you:

Beginning last Sunday (Jan. 13), and continuing for about two months, the Dick Tracy comic strip on Sundays is featuring a storyline involving me and my husband Brad. I appear under the name "George Tawara." The story has a WWII internment connection, and we are truly honored to be a part of it.

Between this and Archie's Kevin Keller comics, I think Takei's about one Batman team-up away from dominating their entire medium. Today and yesterday's Dick Tracy comics are posted below for your convenience.

Dick Tracy's newest partner-in-crime-fighting is none other than George TakeiS

Dick Tracy's newest partner-in-crime-fighting is none other than George TakeiS

[Via Comic Book Resources]