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Start date: December 7th, 1970
End date: February 13th, 1971
# of strips: 60 strips (10 weeks)
Writer: Lee Falk
Artist: Sy Barry
Original colorist: N/A
Preceded by: "The Mission"
Followed by: "The Fence"

"Yes" is the 111th Phantom daily story. The story was written by Lee Falk and drawn by Sy Barry.

Plot Summary

Diana comes and visits the Phantom. She is introduced to Venus, that is to be her horse.

During her visits, the subject of ascention to the role as the Phantom comes up. The Phantom states that if he would die without any heir, it would be the end of the Phantom. Rex and Tom-Tom overhear their conversation and becomes troubled. They ask Guran what would happen if the Phantom would die without any heir. Guran dismisses the question with the mere assertion that there have always been a Phantom and there will always be one.

Meanwhile, Diana and the Phantom travels to Eden and enjoy themselves, while the Phantom struggles with the task of finding a good way in proposing to Diana, though he fails.

Rex and Tom-Tom are deeply troubled by the thought that the Phantom might die without any heir, they therefore decides to take matters in their own hands. They write a letter to Diana in the name of the Phantom in which they propose to her and explains that the Phantom needs an heir. They then sign the letter "Uncle Walker" and put it on Diana's bed.

When Diana and the Phantom returns from Eden, they asks if Diana feel tired and then continues to watch for any sign of tiredness until Diana finally feels tired and decides to go to bed. At this point, both the boys cries "finally", a reaction that somewhat amuses the adults.

When she goes to bed, Diana discover the letter. Rex and Tom-Tom waits for some kind of reaction, but the only reaction that comes is that Diana asks the Phantom, without the boys hearing anything, if he asked Rex or Tom-Tom to give her anything. The Phantom becomes a little bit startled and says no.

The visit is then over and Diana and the Phantom travels back to civilization and the airport of Mawitaan. There, Diana says that she has got a letter which she think is from Rex and Tom-Tom. She hands over the letter and says that the answer is yes. Then she enters the airplane and a gust of wind blows away the letter. The Phantom catches it and then reads it. He is then filled with joy because she said yes and start running along the plane so that Diana could see him and realize how exalted he is. He then joyfully rides back to the jungle, and the natives is also filled with joy because the Phantom is so joyful.

Back at the Skull Cave, miss Tagama has found out what the boys did and has made ready to apologize to the Phantom. However, the Phantom is so filled with joy that they do not have to do it.


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This story has been published in the following publications:

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  • "Προταση γαμου" (romanized as "Protasi gamou"), Fantom #57 (1976)

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  • Tíminn July 6, 1971 – August 31, 1971

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  • "போலி கடிதம்" (romanized as "Poli kaditham"), Rani Comics #286

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