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Al. Al was created by Dwight V. Babcock (Dave Beeker, Maguire, Chuck Thompson, Hannah van Doren) and appeared in four stories in Black Mask in 1934 and 1935, beginning with “Murder After Midnight” (Black Mask, Apr. 1934).

Al is a hard-boiled ex-private detective now working as a bodyguard for Hildred Kyle, a wealthy (and endangered) Beverly Hills woman. In this role Al solves crimes.

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