YMMV / The Phantom

The comic strip

  • Ethnic Scrappy: Pygmy chief Guran in the early years of the comic.
  • Germans Love David Hasselhoff: The Phantom is pretty much the most popular costumed hero in the world... except in his home country of the US where he's sadly slipped into obscurity.
  • Memetic Mutation: Old jungle sayings...
  • Narm: "I forbid you to promote my brand."
  • Woolseyism: In Sweden, "The ghost who walks" is translated into "Den vandrande vålnaden," which literally means "The wandering spirit." Yes, they could have chosen to write "Det gående spöket," a completely literal translation, but any Swede would agree that they made the right decision.
    • In Finland, the "The Man Who Cannot Die" is instead changed to "The Man Who Never Dies" which sounds way better in Finnish.