The Amazing Spider-Man and The Human Torch have long been amigos in the Marvel Universe. The two teen heroes were simultaneously rivals and comrades. They were were rivals in that they were both ego-driven heroes who didn't necessarily shy from public attention.
One was a public hero, his face and name well known, part of a team mostly trusted by the community and well known for having saved folks far and wide from harm. The other was an infamous masked vigilante who was the target of a focused media attack and who was grudgingly accepted by the authorities for the good he accomplished. They were alike and they were different.
They were both young men, both misunderstood in their minds by the larger adult community which sometimes branded them rash and reckless. Whatever the reason, Johnny Storm and Peter Parker seemed to find a connection, one which would flicker through out the early years of the burgeoning Marvel Universe.
Below is a cover gallery of most of those meetings, presented in chronological order. As the years pass, the Torch's star dims somewhat, but Spidey's burns brighter and brighter.
In 1972 the two heroes were joined "permanently" in the pages of Marvel's new comic "Marvel Team-Up". The first three issues of the comics featured the duo. With the fourth issue the Torch gave way, and the book became largely a Spidey team up vehicle. The Torch did get the starring gig several times a year, but that eventually fell to the wayside.
I close out this gallery with this bicentennial year comic. Spidey and the Torch would co-star on other covers, but with the Marvel Universe having grown and filled with heroes, their special bond would become less and less prominent and of less significance for the fans. It didn't make it less special though.