Phastos is a fictional character appearing in American comic books published by Marvel Comics. He first appeared in The Eternals #9 (March 1977) and was created by writer Peter Gillis and artist Sal Buscema. He is a member of the Eternals, a human offshoot race in the Marvel Universe.

Art by Mark Texeira.
Publication information
PublisherMarvel Comics
First appearanceThe Eternals #1 (October 1985)
Created byPeter Gillis
Sal Buscema
In-story information
Notable aliasesHephaestus, Vulcan, Phillip Stoss
AbilitiesEternal body grant superhuman speed, strength, durability and regeneration
Cosmic energy manipulation
Illustion generation
Matter transmuation

In 2019, it was announced that Brian Tyree Henry would be playing Phastos in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, debuting in The Eternals (2020).

Publication historyEdit

Phastos first appeared in The Eternals (October (1985), and was created by Peter Gillis and Sal Buscema

Fictional character biographyEdit

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.[1]

Phastos is shown living under the name Phillip Stoss,[2] before having his real identity revealed to him.[volume & issue needed]

Powers and abilitiesEdit

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.

In other mediaEdit



  1. ^ The New Eternals: Apocalypse Now (February 2000)
  2. ^ Eternals (vol. 4) #1
  3. ^ Coggan, Devan (July 20, 2019). "Marvel introduces 'The Eternals' at Comic-Con with Angelina Jolie, Richard Madden, and more". Entertainment Weekly. Archived from the original on July 21, 2019. Retrieved July 23, 2019.


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