Let us say that the mighty Thor is engaged in battle 'gainst a villian most foul. Let us say that said villian is able to disarm Thor, causing Mjolnir to fall to the ground. Let us say that the fight carries the hammerless Thor some distance from Mjolnir. Can Thor cause Mjolnir to return to his hand? I'm envisioning Luke Skywalker using the force to cause his lightsaber to return to his hand. Can Thor do it with Mjolnir?
I want to say he can't, because there were probably times in the 60's when he was pressed by the 60 second rule and needed to get to Mjolnir fast, and he couldn't just call it. But it seems like he SHOULD be able to call it to him. Anyone got any scans to that effect?
For example, IMHO, the whole "worthiness" thing, scrap it. NO ONE other than Thor, unless it's Odin or some other blood-line previous King of Asgard should be able to weild Mjolnir. Period. The hammer should always return to Thor's hand even if he throws it in New York and suddenly somehow gets teleported to another DIMENSION. The hammer ALWAYS should return by its own voilition or by the mental command of Thor. I think he actually willed Mjolnir to do something like that before anyway. It should be clarified that the true power of the hammer is not in the hammer, but in Thor. Thor only uses the hammer to better focus HIS power. WOW. Now, there's a novel thought. Without Thor, Mjolnir is just another hammer. These are just a few "updates" if you will, on how, IMHO, the Hammer of Thor should be regarded. Afterall, Thor is the God of Thunder not the God of Mjolnir. The hammer should just be a hammer. Thor is the power. Let's see Thor develop his own power without the hammer and let's not let the hammer be a crutch......or a cross....