Art by Mark Texeira.
Publication information
PublisherMarvel Comics
First appearanceThe Eternals (vol. 2) #1 (October 1985)
Created byPeter B. Gillis
Sal Buscema
In-story information
Notable aliasesHephaestus
Phillip Stoss
  • Eternal physiology granting superhuman speed, strength, durability, and immortality
  • Cosmic energy manipulation
  • Matter transmutation
  • Illusion generation
  • Teleportation
  • Flight

Phastos is a fictional character appearing in American comic books published by Marvel Comics. Created by Peter B. Gillis and Sal Buscema, the character first appeared in The Eternals (vol. 2) #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).

Publication history

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Phastos first appeared in The Eternals (vol. 2) #1 (October 1985), created by writer Peter B. Gillis and artist Sal Buscema.[1]

Fictional character biography

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.[2]

Phastos is shown living under the name Phillip Stoss,[3] before having his real identity revealed to him.[volume & issue needed]

Powers and abilities

As an Eternal, Phastos has superhuman speed, strength, durability, and is immortal.[4][5][6][7] He can project "Cosmic Energy" in the form of beams from his eyes and hands.[4][8][6] His cosmic energy manipulation allows flight, illusion generation, matter transmutation, and teleportation.[7][9][10]

Phastos carries a special hammer capable of firing bolts of an unknown energy and is a brilliant engineer, technologist and inventor.[11][8][12][13][14]

In other media



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