Peter Parker, the Spectacular Spider-Man #002 (1977)
“Kraven is the Hunter!”
Writer: Gerry Conway
Artist: Sal Buscema
Kraven and Tarantula are hired to kidnap the Empire State University chancellor. They do so. Tarantula delivers the chancellor to their employer while Kraven stays behind to fight Spider-Man. Spider-Man wins. Tarantula is gassed by his employer (who’s identity is kept secret by shrouding his face in darkness).