This is easily the most disturbing “cringe-worthy” moment – even if it’s not actually in the actual Marvel continuity. If there even IS something like that anymore. This scene, from the Marvel Alterniverse (an answer to DC’s Eleseworlds stories) comes from the sobering and extremely depressing Ruins. Every hero has a graphic and devastating conclusion. Surfer, in the spaceways, has his body ripped apart – his silvery entrails floating all over… the entire book is one graphic death after another.
The good doctor Banner might have had it the worst… or the easiest – depending on how you look at it. After saving Rick Jones and being caught in the heart of the gamma bomb he still does survive – at least for a minute. His body reacts violently to the radiation of the gamma waves and literally tears his body wide open with tumors.