Damn, I forgot just how depressing these original Spider-Man issues are. Pretty much every one ends with Peter Parker crying, being villified, insulted by a girl he was into, etc. etc., and when there IS a happy ending, there's always one more page to make sure he's down in the dumps again by the end.
I mean, of course he's a famous underdog, teenage hero... but I forgot just how well Stan Lee nailed both of those aspects. Good God.