Dante Barnes eventually met Shelly. Shelly liked his 'vibe' and the two became romantically involved. Oddly, Barnes' band started doing better when the two dated. Dante was still obsessed with a song he had in his head. Shelly didn't like being ignored and the two started to get into a lot of arguments. Shelly finally had enough and told Dante he'd never get that song out as so long as he lived. Shelly stopped seeing Dante after that fight. A year or so later, Dante finally finished the song and sang it at a performance. He caught on fire and died while singing it. Drummer DJ Fever believed Shelly was a witch. Ray Stantz guessed she cast a hex on Dante and/or was a lesser demonic entity that made a deal with Dante.
- Shelly appears on the cover of Ghostbusters: Volume 3 holding Dante's guitar.
- ↑ DJ Fever (2012). IDW Comics- "Ghostbusters Issue #12" (2012) (Comic p.10). DJ Fever says: "We plugged along getting a little better then Dante met this chick-Shelly."