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Owner of the Daily Grind coffee house, mother of Devon Lewis and employer of Ben Reilly (Scarlet Spider).
Shirley had her own coffee shop named in New York City, named the Daily Grind. She had been working there for many years and raised her son Devon Lewis on her own. One day Ben Reilly entered the coffee shop and ordered a coffee. He later found out he was short on cash and apologized to Shirley. Shirley said it was ok and told him that he could bring the rest of the money back when he would stop by again, thinking it was just a lone drifter and would never see him or the rest of her money again. Ben however returned a few days later, shaven and with a new haircut and with the money he owed her. Shirley was happily surprised to see him back. Ben told her that Shirley's kindness had showed him that even though he was broke, he did not have to look the part. Trusting the good nature of Ben, Shirley told him she still needed someone to work in the kitchen for the Daily Grind and asked him if he would like to work there. Ben happily accepted and worked at the daily grind for a few months, until his untimely death by the hands of the Green Goblin. Shirley had a verity of mainstay customers, among them Desiree Winthrop, Jessica Carradine and Buzz. What happened to Shirey and the other customers after Ben left, remains to be seen.
First Appearance: The Sensational Spider-Man (1996) #0
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#64 Spider-Man Team-Up (1995)
- 'The Game of Life'#65
- 'Media Blizzard, Part 3 of 3: Unplugged'#68
- 'Blood Brothers, Part 3 of 6: Into the Depths'#69
- 'It Begins With A Bang Not A Whimper!'#70
- 'Above It All'#75
- 'Revelations, Part 4 of 4: Night of the Goblin!'#88
- 'Who Did Joey Z?'
Spider-Man Unlimited (1993)
#13 Spider-Man: The Clone Saga (2009)
- 'The Sting of Conscience!'
Spider-Man: The Complete Ben Reilly Epic (2011)
The Amazing Spider-Man (1963)
#407 The New Warriors (1990)
- 'Blasts From the Past!'#410
- 'Web of Carnage, Part 2 of 4: And Now -- Spider-Carnage'#411
- 'Blood Brothers, Part 2 of 6: Targets!'#413
- 'Bug Story'#414
- 'Deadly is Delilah!'#415
#67 The Sensational Spider-Man (1996)
- 'The Evil Among Us'
#0 The Spectacular Spider-Man (1976)
- 'Ultimate Commitment'#1
- 'Media Blizzard, Part 1 of 3: Of Mists and Mirrors'#3
- 'Web of Carnage, Part 1 of 4: Headlines'#4
- 'Blood Brothers, Part 1 of 6: Shooting Spider-Man'#5
- 'Blood Brothers, Part 5 of 6: Collisions with the Past'#9
- 'Revelations, Part 2 of 4: Deadly Diversions'#21
- 'Opening Doors'#29
- 'Back On His Game!'
#230 Venom: The Hunted (1996)
- 'Brother's Keeper'#231
- 'The Return of Kaine, Part 1 of 4: Reluctant Lazarus'#240
- 'Revelations, Part 1 of 4: Walking Into Spiderwebs'
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