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Edward John Bensberg was born in Marylebone, London, on 31 July 1920. He was a sergeant in the Royal Signals Corps, and from the late 1950s an editor at Fleetway/IPC's war digest comics, including Thriller Picture Library, War at Sea Picture Library, Air Ace Picture Library, Battle Picture Library and War Picture Library, initially under Alf Wallace, later succeeding him and eventually becoming managing editor. In the 60s he recruited Spanish artists, including Victor de la Fuente, Carlos Pino and Vicente Alcázar, to work for his titles.

He died in Kent in February 2005. His son Paul Bensberg worked as a letterer for various UK comics in the late 70s and 80s.

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