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BALTIMORE COMIC-CON: Stan Lee will be the Guest of Honor

Stan Lee — in his Beverly Hills office in April — will be guest of honor this summer at the 2011 Baltimore Comic-Con. (Jonathan Alcorn/FOR THE WASHINGTON POST)

Lee told Comic Riffs last month that he’d never move back to New York. But that doesn’t mean the longtime Angeleno won’t come to the Eastern Seaboard this summer in the name of comics.

The mastermind and BOOM! Studios honcho will make a beeline for Baltimore this August as the newly announced guest of honor at the city’s Comic-Con.

“There is no bigger star in all of comics,” said Marc Nathan, the ‘Con’s promoter, in announcing the news. “This will thrill all comics fans on the East Coast.”

Lee is scheduled to appear Saturday and Sunday (Aug. 20-21), including at Saturday night’s Harvey Awards ceremony.

Among the 12th annual event’s dozens of other guests will be Cliff Chiang, Frank Cho, Cully Hamner, Dean Haspiel, Jamal Igle, J.G. Jones, Barry Kitson, Stan Sakai and Nick Spencer.

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Writer/artist/visual storyteller Michael Cavna is creator of the "Comic Riffs" column and graphic-novel reviewer for The Post's Book World. He relishes sharp-eyed satire in most any form.

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