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Name: Ray

Other Names: Gray

Classification: supporting character supporting character  

Publisher(s): Marvel

First Appearance: Marvel Knights 4 #21 (Oct. 2005): "Desperate Housewife"

Creators: Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa, Valentine DeLandro, Ron Frenz, Matt Banning, Sal Buscema

Number of Appearances: 1

Employer: Ray's Papaya

Occupation: business owner, restaurateur

Location: New York City, New York, USA

Gender: male

"Ray" was apparently originally intended by the artist to be named "Gray."

Susan Storm Richards, narrating the story that Ray's Papaya appeared in, states: "Later, from Pillows to Ray's Papaya for hotdogs, coconut juice and-- [gossip]"

Thus, this eating establishment is explicitly referred to as "Ray's Papaya." Also, the large sign on the front of the restaurant reads "Ray's Papaya." However, Susan Storm's narration caption box is in front of the lefthand side of the sign in a spot that a letter "G" might appear. On the sign below the restaurant's front window, the restaurant is clearly named "Gray's Papaya." This sign proclaims that the restaurant has "The Biggest Bargains in Manhattan! You Better Believe It!"

Rays Papaya (or "Gray's Papaya") must be a pretty good place. She-Hulk, Sharon Ventura (She-Thing), and Alicia Masters took Susan Storm Richards there for a "Girl's Night Out" when Susan's husband Reed Richards seemingly forgot their wedding anniversary (again). Emma Frost was with them, and Ms. Frost would probably not have gone inside this seemingly declasse establishment if it didn't have something for it.

While at Ray's Papaya, the ladies dished and finally prodded Susan Storm Richards into telling a tale of a time she almost had a fling with the Black Panther. The ladies spend about 5 pages worth of this comic book story inside Ray's Papaya, and there are many pictures of the interior in addition to a good establishing shot of the outside of the place.

This character is in the following story which has been indexed by this website:
Marvel Knights 4 #21 (Oct. 2005): "Desperate Housewife" (business/store name)

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