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Real Identity: Unknown
Affiliations: Nine-Planet Taxi Company
Appearances: Follow That Space Cab!, All Aboard the Space Train, and The Fatal Fare
Voiced By: Patton Oswalt
Space Cabbie is a loyal employee of the Nine-Planet Taxi Company. He likes to take photos with celebrity clients and keeps them on his overhead driver panel. So far, he had met the likes of Black Canary, Zatanna, Big Barda, Kilowog of the Green Lantern Corps, Blue Beetle, and Firestorm. He also maintains the record of having never lost a passenger. After a 10 hour shift that only yielded one fare between Tamaran and Korugar, Space Cabbie prepared to clock out and drop by Al's Diner and flirt with a waitress named Darlene. Suddenly, Superman crashed through the rear glass into the back seat. Cabbie flipped a switch on the dash and sealed up the cab with replacement glass and produced a new hat. Cabbie was excited to meet Superman but was reeling from a red sun energy blast and needed to get away from bounty hunters Lobo and Jonas. Cabbie started the fare box and hit the gas pedal. Superman had a prisoner with him, Mister Mind, who also had a bounty placed on him by Boss Kack, an intergalactic mobster.
Superman asked for Cabbie's CB radio and sent a message to the Watchtower on Earth requesting back up. Lobo and Jonas offered to cut Cabbie in on the bounty but he stood fast to his company oath. As they pulled their guns, Cabbie hit the brakes and the bounty hunters blasted each other. Lobo threw at Negative Ion Grenade and shorted out the cab's power core. Cabbie was relieved once Hawkman showed up and battled Lobo but Superman suspected a trap. Cabbie took out the jack and brought the cab down to a nearby Abandoned Anthracite Mine. He watched in delight as Superman and Hawkman fought Lobo but realized Mister Mind escaped his prison globe. He sighted Mind inside the dashboard trying to rig the cab to explode. He reached inside but Mind moved a fan in the direction of his hand. Cabbie tried another angle and gushed over having the most ruthless evil intergalactic villain in his cab. Mind fell for it and agreed to take a photo with him for his collection. While Mind was blinded by the camera flash, Cabbie grabbed him.
Lobo and Superman crashed onto the hood of the cab. Mind slithered out through a hole in the windshield but ended up getting squashed into two by Lobo. Cabbie was grossed out and couldn't believe Superman and Hawkman came in second to Lobo. They made it back to the Watchtower on Earth and waited for Mister Mind to regenerate in his new prison quarters. Cabbie snapped a quick photo with Mind then implied it was time to pay him for fare and damages. Hawkman remembered he picked a piece of anthracite from his wings. Superman used his super strength to crush it into a large diamond. Cabbie whistled and happily accepted then took a photo with Superman and Hawkman. Some time later, Space Cabbie parked his cab on an asteroid and settled down for lunch. Before he could start eating his hoagie, Cabbie was hailed by Batman. Batman stated the Justice League needed his help. Cabbie mistook his request as a call for a ride and asked if Wonder Woman happened to be with him. Batman clarified they needed Cabbie to stop a hijacked Space Train in his sector.
Space Cabbie tried to back out of it but Cyborg quickly offered to quadruple his fare. Cabbie changed his mind and started up the cab. As Cabbie closed in on the train, Cyborg instructed him to find a way onto the train. Cabbie thought he was kidding. Batman tried to tell him it was his duty but Cyborg cut him off and offered a 20% tip. Cabbie quickly agreed to the task. He had Jack, a droid, take the wheel while he leaned out the window for a shot at jumping on the train. He told Jack to get closer but the droid opted to shove him. Cabbie bounced down the roof and nearly fell off but clung to the rear. He reached over the side, pried a panel open, applied a device to hack the system, and entered the train. He spotted Kanjar Ro and quickly hid. He read Batman and Cyborg the riot act about being misled. Batman instructed him to go to the cargo hold and look for container #722 to find what he needed to stop Kanjar. Cabbie grabbed a sword and pried the lid off. He discovered Jonah Hex frozen in a block of ice. Batman explained to him that Hex was one of the most dangerous men in the universe.
Cabbie grabbed some explosives and thawed Hex out. Naturally, Hex collared Cabbie and demanded to know what was going on. He looked outside into space and realized something was up. Cabbie explained Force Field Generators and Magnetic Space Walking Boots. Hex recognized the guns right away then asked why he was in an ice block. Cabbie deferred to Batman, who explained how the Justice League found him frozen in the Rocky Mountains. Hex took on Kanjar's crew. Despite Cabbie warning him not to shoot any windows, Hex shot a window to take out the pirates. The way to the engine room was blocked by a force field. They donned the generator belts and magnetic boots then walked across the roof to the front. Cabbie warned Hex in time to avoid the cloaked Kanjar's blast then took cover. Once Kanjar was defeated, Cabbie informed Cyborg. Things took a turn for the worse and the gravity of a nearby star pulled the train towards it. Cabbie steered the train away onto a desert planet and crashed through several sand dunes. Cabbie declared success and honked the horn.
Cabbie was undaunted by Roxy Rocket, a new rival in the cosmic charter service industry. After watching the commercial, Cabbie retorted it would take more than a stolen warp engine to cut into his business. Space Cabbie went to Apokolips to pick up a fare who turned out to be Darkseid. Darkseid didn't take well to Cabbie trying to dissuade him from taking a trip to the Third Moon of Graxos IV. Cabbie complied and drove straight to the moon. Darkseid paid with a Platinum Omega and told Cabbie to keep the change then told him not to wait. Cabbie sat down and realized he forgot to give Darkseid his receipt. Cabbie searched for him and discovered a crash site of several battleships and spied on Darkseid meeting with Kanto and Desaad, who had Superman in custody after he infected the Boom Tube network with a virus. Cabbie tried to sneak out but stepped on a tool. He skittered off back to the cab to get to a safe distance and call the Justice League for help. Darkseid placed a hand on the hood and stopped the cab dead in its tracks.
Darkseid did not like being defied but overlooked it because his associate Kanto needed a ride back to Apokolips. Cabbie departed with Kanto but quickly put it together he was marked for death. He left the radio on so that the Justice League to trace his signal. Kanto mentioned he meant to make a visit to Schlough, an acid lake planet where space pirates often dumped their victims. Cabbie improvised and lied about how the Green Lantern Corps cordoned off the planet then mentioned a no-name jungle planet a couple par secs over that was home to carnivorous plants that emit a goo so corrosive it could dissolve a cab in seconds. Kanto's curiosity was piqued and he wanted to look at the place. Cabbie tried to dissuade him but Kanto offered another Platinum Omega. Cabbie opened a wormhole and went to Earth. They landed on Earth with Kanto none the wiser. He pulled his gun on Cabbie but he was snatched away by some vines. Kanto was impressed but he himself was entangled in vines. Cabbie was lowered back to the ground and Swamp Thing revealed himself.
Space Cabbie offered to drive the League back to the Third Moon. Wonder Woman split off to deposit Kanto at Belle Reve Prison while Cabbie left with Hawkman and Swamp Thing. Back at the moon, Cabbie drove through the glass pane into the battleship then told Darkseid he forgot his receipt. Darkseid fired his Omega beams at Cabbie but Hawkman blocked the shot with his mace. While Hawkman and Swamp Thing fought the Apokoliptian forces, Cabbie retrieved Jack from the trunk and ran to the containment tube holding Superman. Jack extracted its Kryptonite source and Superman attacked Darkseid. After Superman boomed Darkseid the Schlough, Cabbie realized he still never gave Darkseid his receipt. Superman thanked Cabbie and offered a lift but Cabbie was confident Jack would fix the cab and declined. Jack started up the cab. The engine blew and dropped from the cab onto the ground. Jack hired Roxy Rocket for a ride. Cabbie was irate and declared he would rather walk home first. Roxy arrived then told Cabbie to hop on and hold on tight. Cabbie feared the other cabbies would hear about this. Roxy then mentioned she had a second fare to pick up, Darkseid.