Here in Sweden one of the most popular of the "traditional" comic characters is "91:an". A Swedish solider that debuted in 1932. At first only as a weekly page in the magazine "Allt för Alla" and when that folded the page moved to another magazine: "Levande Livet". But since 1956 he's got his own comic book.
Here are two rare examples of covers from "Levande Livet" featuring 91:an. The first one is from 1945 and in addition to the cover I've also scanned the competition that ran in that issue. Artwork by the creator of 91:an: Rudolf Petersson.
The second cover is from 1957. In addition to 91:an we also see Åsa-Nisse on this Easter cover. Åsa-Nisse is also one of those old Swedish comic characters that has survived at least 50 years, and is still beeing produced today. The cover artist is Gösta Gummesson.