In November 2016, a number of his customers were murdered by Cadmus in a test of the Kryptonian bioweapon Medusa, killing every alien inside the bar. After the attack, he hired Mon-El as a bartender.
During the Anti-Monitor Crisis, Al as well as everyone in the multiverse except for the seven Paragons, was killed in an antimatter wave by the Anti-Monitor on December 10, 2019, only to be restored a month later, after the Paragons and the Spectre created a new universe.
At some point in the history of Earth-Prime, Al allowed his brother Trevor Crane to live with him in the basement of his house. To mark their first year on Earth, Al gave Trevor a wristwatch, which Trevor wore constantly until he bought a smart watch.
In January 2020, business has been booming after his bar merged with Earth-TUD17's Al's Bar, which is owned by his doppelgänger Al, and a huge increase in clientele from multiple Earths, who were now stranded on Earth-Prime. He even had to open the back room after closing it down in the '70's.
Al noticed that Trevor was missing for over a week, so he called the police but was told that Trevor might not be missing because he might be enjoying Obsidian Platinum; Al remained concerned and went to see J'onn J'onzz at his detective agency.
J'onn and Al went to Al's house and in Trevor's basement room, J'onn found info to help his investigation and Al found the watch that he had given Trevor.
- It's not known what alien species Al is, but he is apparently long-lived as he was already running his bar back in the 1970s.
Behind the scenes
- In the DC Comics, Al is a cook who began his own diner in Space City Robinson. He is particularly known for his frequent disastrous encounters with the intergalactic bounty hunter Lobo.
|Other versions of Al|
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|Earth: 38 • TUD17|