10 Most Disturbing Scenes In Marvel Comics' Ruins

9. Galactus is a Floating Body in Space

Marvel Ruins Spider-Man
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Ruins is not simply Phil Sheldon's journey through the Marvel Universe gone wrong. Interspersed throughout the story are newspaper clippings that Sheldon has collected. These clips show the extended parts of the universe that are twisted by the gritty reality of life here.

One of the more haunting newspaper clippings has a picture of Galactus, the purple planet eater himself, floating lifelessly outside Mars' orbit. The accompanying headline reads "God Found Dead in Space" - which perfectly summarizes the hopelessness of this world.

While the picture itself isn't as gory or tragic as some of the other entries on this list, it is quite intimidating. You have to put yourself in the shoes of an everyday person seeing this image for the first time. You live your life, only to be made aware that an incomprehensibly big, godlike figure just suddenly exists and could likely wipe Earth out in a second. The only question left on your mind would be "What could kill a seemingly all-powerful creature?"

In the vast emptiness of space there is so much we don't know. If the illusion of our own safety is shattered, all we can do is dread our own fragility.


Sven Engvall is a writer currently residing in the Bay Area. He enjoys reading comics, watching baseball, and writing nonsense on the Internet for fun.