Born: 1908 September 13 in Brooklyn, Kings County, New York, United States

Died: 1952 September 13 in Greenwich, Fairfield County, Connecticut, United States

Biography: Assisted sports cartoonist Bill Gallo and did some news reporting for the New York Daily News (early 1930s).
Football scout in Brooklyn, New York for Brown University (early 1930s).
Wrote most of his early drawn comic stories but had to cut back his work load as he started taking on editorial duties for Quality Comics about 1939.
Did assistant editor support work for Quality Comics circa 1939 to 1942.
Hired artist Fran Matera to ghost his art work about 1942 due to increased editorial work for Quality Comics.
Was an associate editor for Quality Comics from 1943 to 1945 on the titles: Blackhawk (1944-1945), Crack Comics, Doll Man ?, Feature Comics ?, Hit Comics, Military Comics (1943-1945), Modern Comics (1945), National Comics, Plastic Man (1944), Police Comics, and The Spirit (1944-1945).
Was an editor for Quality Comics from 1946 to 1949 on the titles: All Humor Comics, The Barker, Blackhawk, Candy (1947-1949), Crack Comics, Doll Man, Egbert, Feature Comics, Hit Comics, Kid Eternity, Marmaduke Mouse, Modern Comics, National Comics, Plastic Man, Smash Comics, and The Spirit.
From 1949 to 1951, was a freelance writer, sold a couple of currently unknown Western stories.
Recruited by Helen Meyer, did editor support work for Western Publishing out of its New York office from 1951 to 1952.

Notes: One of Brenner's aliases, Wayne Reid, should not be confused with the Caliber artist of the same name from the 1990s.
The Wayne Reid pen name was inspired by his paternal grandmother, Jane Reid.
The pen name Scott Sheridan, was in tribute to Brenner's mother's maiden name.


    George Brenner Type: Common Alternative Name
    Given name: George Family name: Brenner

Other Names:

  1. Geo E. Brenner Type: Common Alternative Name
    Given name: Geo E. Family name: Brenner
  2. Geo. E. Brenner Type: Common Alternative Name
    Given name: Geo. E. Family name: Brenner
  3. George E. Brenner Type: Common Alternative Name
    Given name: George E. Family name: Brenner
  4. George Edward Brenner Type: Name at Birth
    Given name: George Edward Family name: Brenner
  5. Doyle Type: Pen Name
  6. Wayne Reid Type: Pen Name
  7. Scott Sheridan Type: Pen Name


  1. Georgetown University ? to ?

    Notes: Freshman year only, studied dentistry.

  2. Villanova University ? to ?

    Notes: Transferred from Georgetown, did not graduate.


  1. Doyle [generic]
  2. Geo E. Brenner [generic]
  3. Geo. E. Brenner [generic]
  4. George Brenner [generic]
  5. George E. Brenner [generic]
  6. Scott Sheridan [generic]
  7. Wayne Reid [generic]


  1. Ghosted by - Fran Matera (b. 1924)
    Notes: Fran Matera was hired by George Brenner to be a ghost artist for his work due to Brenner's increased workload as an editor for Quality Comics starting about 1942.
  2. Employee of - Eisner and Iger Studio (b. 1936)
    Notes: Pencil and ink work and proof coloring in 1936.