After one of my friends said Peter Parker cries too much in the first movie trilogy, and I said that it was because he saw some relatives dying, he challenged me to find any example of him crying in the comics.

I didn't read the comics, I only saw the famous animated series on television.

Does he cry at any point in the comics? Or in the animated series?

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    "Any moment" sounds like a 'list question'...I assume you don't mean ALL which would be too broad. Surely one or two examples are enough? – Paulie_D Aug 23 '16 at 15:28
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    Yes he did; over his Aunt May, I forget the plotline though. – Mozibur Ullah Aug 23 '16 at 17:43
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    My gut reaction is 'Peter Parker cries frequently' - he's a teenager who has to deal with school, and work and being a hero, and guilt from his Uncle, and protecting his loved ones, and protecting a city. A huge part of his story is always how he deals with that and often he can't deal. – user20155 Aug 24 '16 at 6:31
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Yes, Peter Parker is shown (multiple times) crying over the death of Uncle Ben.

In fact, the very first time we see his famous line about great power and great responsibility, it's in a scene where Peter is crying (in Amazing Fantasy #15, the very first Spider-Man story before he even had his own solo comic):

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He also famously cries just before his own death in the Ultimate universe storyline "The Death of Spider-Man":

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  • Yay thanks, already two things to show to him ! So this is a very old and a very recent ones. Both after death of Uncle Ben. So I supposed there is other version of Peter Parker crying after his Uncle death...But is there other moment ? – Neyt Aug 23 '16 at 15:25
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    I would assume there's probably other moments, I just don't know any off hand. Also, note that these are two different versions of Spider-Man (the original and the Ultimates one). – KutuluMike Aug 23 '16 at 16:20
  • Who's the white-haired person in the second comic? – Mason Wheeler Aug 23 '16 at 18:50
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    It's Aunt May, and the person who's silhouette you see is MJ. – KutuluMike Aug 23 '16 at 19:09
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    Calling Amazing Fantasy #15 an "early" story is an understatement... it's the first Spider-Man story ever published. – MartianInvader Aug 23 '16 at 22:22

As for the animated series, in the most recent one, Ultimate Spider-Man, here's a small clip of Parker crying after he was betrayed and had his identity revealed to Doc Ock:

Here's a screenshot of the moment:

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And here's one from the 90s Spidey series of Parker crying after he sees Uncle Ben:

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  • Is there a moment in the 90s series where the "main" Peter Parker cries (and not a version from a different reality)? – Wade Aug 24 '16 at 0:17
  • To my knowledge and memory, no. The moment I thought he might have cried was when clone MJ evaporated, but he was masked entire time and more angry than anything. – Unfallener Aug 26 '16 at 19:40
  • Yes, that's what I thought to... Thanks:] – Wade Aug 27 '16 at 0:54

I remember in the death of Captain America story arc he cries over Steve's death as well as Uncle Ben's and is consoled by Wolverine

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