Mjolnir (or Mjölnir, pronounced me-yol-near) is the magical weapon used by Marvel’s Thor (and later, Jane Foster, a Thor supporting character). Mjolnir, which first appears in Journey into Mystery #83 (August 1962), was created by writer Stan Lee and Jack Kirby. Mjolnir is typically depicted as a thick, square-headed gray sledgehammer, with a short, round handle wrapped in brown leather, culminating in a looped lanyard. The object is based on Mjölnir, the weapon of the mythological Thor.

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