WHO’S WHO AND WHAT’S WHAT- SPACE CABBIE
Known Relatives – none
Group Affiliation – 9-Planet Taxi / Cosmic Order Of Space Cab Pilots / Veterans Of Alien Wars
Base of Operations – Traveler
First Appearance – Space Cabbie (also spelled Space Cabby) is a science fiction character that first appeared in the comic book Mystery in Space #21 (August 1954). He was created by Otto Binder and Howard Sherman.
Height -5.7 Weight –175
Eyes –Brown Hair – Brown
As a youth the man who would become Space Cabbie climbed the ranks of the military tyrants of Ghengkis VII. He excelled at stellar navigation and during something called the ‘Bored Wars’ of 2146 he became a fighter pilot. Due to money concerns he took jobs as a laborer and a pilot for hire. He eventually took up driving cab #7433 for 9- Planet Taxi. He became a member of the ‘Cosmic Order Of Space Cab Pilots’ and ‘Veterans Of Alien Wars’.
His is most often a narrator in his stories, telling tales to his fares. Some of his adventures include having his cab stolen, meeting his exact double and having to deal with a mail bomb. His adventures come to an end with issue 47 where he has to deal with three doubles of himself.
He is one of the few people Lobo calls friend. Together the two stopped a gang of space bikers, but Lobo flees and Space Cabbie is charged with reckless driving, murder, and other crimes. Lobo feeling some form of remorse saves him on the way to prison. It is during this time that Space Cabbie says he is from the future and has traveled back to the past to make extra money.
Space Cabbie is not seen again until he shows up to help Jack Knight “Starman”‘ travel the stars after the loss of his own ship. During this adventure he explains the legacy of ‘Starman’, a name given to multiple heroes over many decades.
Space Cabbie has a reputation for being able to take anyone anywhere in the universe.
Powers & Weapons:
Intergalactic time travel/intergalactic space travel
He has a brief cameo in “The Books of Magic” when Timothy Hunter takes a magical trip into the future. He makes another cameo in the “Elseworlds” ‘JLA The Nail’.