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Subj: I'll go through my back issues . . .
Posted: Sun Feb 20, 2011 at 06:21:24 pm EST (Viewed 150 times)
Reply Subj: Nope. Actually, Stan Lee already explained it rather easily in one of the back-up features in one of Thor's early issues...
Posted: Sun Feb 20, 2011 at 04:32:07 pm EST (Viewed 21 times)

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...which was reprinted in one of those anniversary issues or annual, I can't be certain, given the volume of comics I have, and how busy I am with work (can't rummage through all of those comics)... but it clearly states that Mjolnir returns to the same spot where it was thrown, and that Thor can somehow control it's flight.

The fact that it doesn't work for you (or doesn't make sense) is really neither here nor there. Like I said, it returns to the same spot, and like I also said, he can command his hammer's flight (or summon it) if he is somehow displaced. It does not always return to his hand. How else can you explain how Thor was hit by mjolnir at the back (one of those Marvel Team-up issue with Spidey vs the Black Abbot, or some cult)? The Juggernaut once rode mjolir to hit Thor (it didn't return to his hand). Yes, most of the time it returns to his hand... that's because Thor can control it's flight. Sure he can fight multiple opponents even without his hammer, and he will find a way to get mjolnir, not because his hammer automatically return to his's really a combination of fighting skill, and the fact that he can control the hammer's flight (like how he can somehow control it's flight while grasping the thing).

And about the original post, I already answered the original poster in the affirmative, and there really is no doubt, Thor can summon the hammer, the same way he can control it's flight, etc.

Anyway, tomato-tomAto, whatever floats your boat. I can't really get into this discussion. But if I find that back-up feature explaining how Mjolnir works I will just post scans here.

...and if I can find it I can post them for you I have almost every issue from JIM#83. Perhaps your thinking of issue #400, like I said it's in the wording even way back from JIM #83-91 Thor or the caption would state that Mjolnir must return to it's master. It wasn't until issue JIM #92 when Thor states that Mjolnir must always return to his hand and is surprised when it doesn't because Loki tricked him into filming a movie and Mjolnir is attracted to magnetized Uru chains that was binding Loki lol. Like I said it has been shown in both ways, with Handbooks and scenes in actual comics stating that Mjolnir must return to Thor's hand like Thor's famous battle with Zeus but it has also been shown the other way too like you said if the hammer was enchanted to return to the same spot and the Juggernaut took a ride with it it's not like all Thor would do is is take a step over and command Mjolnir to make a 90' turn and miss him. Like I said it's semantics and probably a combination of both, personally I don't think Mjolnir flies straight into Thor's grasp it ain't that precise, I think it just returns to the general vicinity he's in and if he grabs it great if he get attacked from behind then it'll just land near him and he can summon it over too him. But like you said it really doesn't matter.

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