Around this time, PPTSS stayed independent of the Amazing title. Occasionally, the title would reference events in Amazing, but there were no tie-ins and no need to buy PPTSS. It was completely nonessential…And the stories were largely inconsequential.
The other Spidey title at the time was Marvel Team-Up, which was in many cases the best of the three.
In other words, the Spider-Man franchise was getting stretched pretty thin. The books sold like hotcakes, though, despite the lack of quality.
In fact, the best Spidey title at the time was….