In the Dreamwave comic book series, Raphael is one of the four Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles who live in the New York sewers with their father Splinter. This version of Raphael is based heavily on the 2003 series' incarnation, and as such has the same history and some of the same experiences during the comics' run.
In the issue Shadows of the Mind's Eye, Raphael revealed himself to a small girl, Pammy, after rescuing her cat, as he felt unappreciated due to his life in the shadows. His attempt to keep the girl from being accused of lying by her mother led to the mother being committed to a psychiatric facility shortly afterwards. Raphael again revealed himself to the head psychiatrist in an attempt to get the woman released, only to spark a psychotic break. After stopping the man from causing harm to others, he accepted that his life in the shadows was a necessity.
He accompanied his brothers to the old theater in Kali Flower, where he and Leonardo impersonated the goddess Kali.