First Appearance: Detective Comics (vol. 1) #47 (Jan. 1941): "Money Can't Buy Happiness"
Number of Appearances: 1
Ally: Roger Midas
Employer: Al's Place
Occupation: business owner
In panel 1 on page 6 of this story, Roger Midas and his friends drunkenly decide to go to "Al's Place." Because the dialogue is printed in all capital letters, it is impossible to determine for certain if they were talking about a business (such as a night club or gambling club) named "Al's Place," or simply talking about the place (lower case) that belongs to their friend Al. Carefully read in context, it seems they are talking about going to some sort of drinking or gambling establishment. It is likely that the place is actually called "Al's Place." It is reasonable to assume that "Al's Place" is owned by a man named "Al" and that Roger Midas and his friends actually know Al personally.
The narrative caption in this panel reads: "In the ensuing months, Roger is seen constantly with evil companions . . . One night as gamblers and he prepare for a gala evening . . ."
Roger's friend, with his arm around Roger's shoulder, says, "C'mon, Roger . . . Let's go down to Al's Place!"
Roger Midas agrees, "Sure . . . Al's Place! Yippee! Hic!"
Al is never actually seen in this story and nothing further is revealed about Al's Place. Little is actually known about Al's Place, except that it is the type of place that drunk young men such as Roger Midas would like to go to late at night as part of a "gala evening."