|First appearance||The Eternals #1 (October 1985)|
|Created by||Peter B. Gillis|
|Notable aliases||Hephaestus, Vulcan, Phillip Stoss|
|Abilities||Eternal body grant superhuman speed, strength, durability and regeneration|
Cosmic energy manipulation
Phastos is a fictional character appearing in American comic books published by Marvel Comics. He first appeared in The Eternals #1 (October 1985). He is a member of the Eternals, a human offshoot race in the Marvel Universe.
Brian Tyree Henry portrays Phastos in the Marvel Cinematic Universe film Eternals (2021).
Phastos first appeared in The Eternals #1 (October 1985), created by writer Peter B. Gillis and artist Sal Buscema.
Phastos's history is very murky. He is a third or fourth generation Eternal who chose to remain on Earth because of his obsessive search for an unidentified item or person.[volume & issue needed] He continues to serve as the master technologist for the Eternal race, and it was his genius which allowed Virako to return from apparent death.[volume & issue needed] Although he despises war, Phastos chose to follow Ikaris into battle against the minions of Apocalypse.
Phastos is shown living under the name Phillip Stoss, before having his real identity revealed to him.[volume & issue needed]
Phastos' Eternal body is superhumanly fast, strong, tough, and can regenerate. He can project "Cosmic Energy" in the form of beams from his eyes and hands. His cosmic energy manipulation allows flight, illusion generation, matter transmutation, and teleportation.
Phastos carries a special hammer capable of firing bolts of an unknown energy.
Phastos is also a brilliant engineer, technologist and inventor.