Mystery In Space #21 Aug/Sep 1954
premiére apparition du Taxiteur de l'espace
Space Cabbie picks up a passenger headed to Titan, a moon of Saturn.
The passenger is Vugga Vott, a martian who has created a mesh-suit
capable of rendering the wearer invisible. After reaching Titan, Vott
uses the suit to become invisible and skips out on paying. Angered,
Space Cabbie searches the moon for Vott, until he finally gives up.
When Space Cabbie hears about a series of robberies on the moons of
Saturn, he suspects Vott. He tries to explain the situation to the
Interplanetary Police, but they do not believe him about the invisible
martian. Space Cabbie then deduces Vott's robbery pattern. He parks his
cab outside the next robbery location and successfully lures Vott
inside. After a struggle, Space Cabbie delivers the martian to the
authorities and receives a reward.
Mystery In Space #24 Feb/Mar 1955
reprinted in From Beyond the Unknown #18
"Hitchhiker of Space"
June 12th, 2154: Space Cabbie's taxi is stolen and found on Jupiter by the
Interplanetary Police. He is stranded on Earth and unable to get to
Jupiter to pick up the cab. He decides to stow away on a martian ship,
but the crew finds him. Space Cabby is then put to work repairing the
ship until it reaches Mars.
On Mars, Space Cabbie is assaulted and captured by a gang of
Venusian bandits. They take him and other prisoners to their asteroid
hideout to be used as slave labor. Space Cabbie engineers an escape and
receives a reward for capturing the gang. However, the currency is only
good on Venus, so he is stranded on an asteroid.
After a long wait, Space Cabbie finally flags down a passing
rocket ship. He hitchhikes the rest of the way to Jupiter. When he
arrives he learns that he left his identification papers on Earth. He
finally manages to confirm his identity, so that authorities will
release his cab without the papers. After the dilemma is solved, Space
Cabbie institutes a policy to always pick up hitchhikers because he
knows how they feel.
Mystery In Space #26 Jun/Jul 1955
"Mystery of the Counterfeit Space-Cabby"
Space Cabbie visits the authorities on Mars to report a counterfeiter
who has given him phony currency. When he returns to his cab he finds a
duplicate version of himself. Both cabbies think they are the real
Space Cabby, and an argument ensues. To prevent confusion the cabbies
label themselves A and B.
To determine how the double came into being the cabbies discuss the
events leading up to their meeting. Space Cabbie had given the
counterfeiter a ride, then been paid with phony money. He followed the
crook to his hide-out and discovered the counterfeiting machine. Then
the crook knocked him out and made a double of the cab driver.
The two cabbies still are not sure which one is real. They
track down the counterfeiter again. This time they team up to defeat
him. After the fight they use a molecular molder machine to destroy the
phony cabbie. Space Cabbie "B" was the real one all along, which he
deduces since "A" was left handed and the real cabbie is right handed.