When looking for an answer to a different question, I came across this comic panel, showing the Hulk grabbing and shattering Thor's hammer:

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How many times has Thor's hammer been destroyed?

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    Six times Mjolnir has been broken
    – Valorum
    Nov 14, 2017 at 19:53
  • Can you link the answer of where that comic panel came from? It might affect my answer.
    – Skooba
    Nov 14, 2017 at 22:05
  • @Skooba - I think it was an answer on here, actually but I can't find it. I'm looking.
    – JohnP
    Nov 14, 2017 at 22:27
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    @Skooba - That's from INCREDIBLE HULK 227 - and, it's a dream that Banner/Hulk is having, monitored by Doc Samson (He's the one saying "I ... can't believe this.")
    – RDFozz
    Nov 14, 2017 at 23:43

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Mjolnir has been destroyed a total of six times in the comics.

The panel you have listed comes from Incredible Hulk #227 and is a dream sequence and so is not counted as an actual breaking event. (Thanks to @RDFozz in the comments)

Although an incredibly powerful weapon, Mjolnir is not indestructible. It has been damaged several times over the years:

  • A force beam from the Destroyer slices it in two in Journey Into Mystery #119. Mjolnir was repaired in Journey Into Mystery #120.
  • The Molecule Man dispels the atomic bonds between the hammer's molecules, vaporizing Mjolnir in Avengers #215. Mjolnir was restored in Avengers #216.
  • The hammer shatters after channeling an incredible amount of energy at the Celestial Exitar in Thor #388 and was restored by the Celestials' replicoid in Thor #389
  • Dark God Perrikus slices Mjolnir in half with a magical scythe in Thor Vol 2 #10. Mjolnir was restored in Thor Vol 2 #11
  • The hammer is shattered when it collides with the uru weapons of Loki's followers, resulting in an atomic-scale explosion in Thor Vol 2 #80. Mjolnir wasn't seen again until Thor Vol 3 #1.
  • The hammer was shattered by Bor in Thor #600, requiring Doctor Strange to reconstruct it by channeling Thor's Odinforce into its fragments.

Thanks to @Valorum's comment which led me to a different source for the information

  • What, no pictures?
    – ibid
    Nov 14, 2017 at 22:24
  • As noted in the main comments, the panel shown is from a dream - doesn't really count.
    – RDFozz
    Nov 14, 2017 at 23:44
  • Mb skoobs, I completely misread your little subscript statement.
    – Edlothiad
    Nov 15, 2017 at 12:33

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