A writer of comic books, prose, and animation, Ivan Cohen is best known for introducing the character “Kid Quick” — a non-binary superhero who would later be established as the future inheritor of the Flash mantle — to the DC Comics universe, a move that attracted international press attention when the character debuted in late 2020. In 2022, Cohen returned to the character, co-writing Kid Quick and their superhero team, Teen Justice, in a story in the GLAAD Award-nominated DC PRIDE 2022 and the six-part MULTIVERSITY: TEEN JUSTICE miniseries, due to be collected together in trade paperback this March.
Cohen’s other recent writing work includes the bestselling graphic-novel adaptation of 2021’s Space Jam: A New Legacy, the acclaimed THE BATMAN AND SCOOBY-DOO MYSTERIES comic book series, and the RICK AND MORTY PRESENTS: MORTY’S RUN one-shot. He has also written comics for DC Comics and Marvel featuring members of the Justice League and the Avengers, and episodes of the animated series Teen Titans GO! and Beware the Batman.
September saw the release of the Cohen-written film adaptation BATMAN RETURNS: ONE DARK CHRISTMAS EVE – THE ILLUSTRATED HOLIDAY CLASSIC.
Additionally, Cohen has produced two television documentaries on comic books and superheroes; and, as a development executive at DC Entertainment, helped launch the long-running “DC Universe” line of animated movies. He also supervised development of TV and movie projects including Batman: The Brave and the Bold, Red, Human Target, and the feature film Watchmen.
A graduate of Stuyvesant High School and Northwestern University, Cohen lives on Manhattan’s Upper West Side with his wife and their son. He has been called “amazing” and “genius” by The New York Times, though some would argue that, since those kudos were actually rankings in the newspaper’s “Spelling Bee” game, it would be misleading to use them in an author bio. The amazing genius humbly disagrees.