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This article is about the comic book character. For the ancient city, see Phaistos. For the modern municipality, see Faistos.
Phastos, art by Mark Texeira
Publication information
Publisher Marvel Comics
First appearance Eternals (vol. 2) #1,
(October 1985)
Created by Peter B. Gillis (writer)
Sal Buscema (artiist)
In-story information
Species Eternal
Notable aliases Hephaestus, Vulcan, Phillip Stoss
Abilities Eternal body grant superhuman speed, strength, durability and regeneration
Cosmic energy manipulation
Illustion generation
Matter transmuation

Phastos is a fictional character appearing in the Marvel Comics universe. He first appeared in Eternals (vol. 2) #1, October (1985), and was created by Peter B. Gillis and Sal Buscema.

Publication history[edit]

Phastos first appeared in Eternals (vol. 2) #1.

The character re-appeared in Eternals (vol. 4) where he is shown living under the name Phillip Stoss[1] before having his real identity revealed to him.

Fictional character biography[edit]

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]

Powers and abilities[edit]

  • Phastos' Eternal body is superhumanly fast, strong, tough, and can regenerate.
  • Can project "Cosmic Energy" in the form of beams from his eyes and hands.
  • 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.


  1. ^ Eternals (vol. 4) #1
  2. ^ The New Eternals: Apocalypse Now (February 2000)


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