The Amazing Spider-Man #233 (1982)
“Where the @¢%# is Nose Norton?”
Writer: Roger Stern
Artist: John Romita Jr.
The informant with info about the Brand corporation from a few issues back called Nose Norton has disappeared. Jameson wants the dirt, and offers 1,500 dollars to the first person at the Bugle who finds him. Ben Urich finds out where he is, and Spider-Man follows him and catches up to him as Peter Parker. When they get to Nose Norton, Tarantula attacks, hired to kill (or kidnap) him. Spider-Man fights him and supposedly defeats him. There are shots on the pier. Spider-Man comes back to find two detectives and a dying Nose Norton. The detectives say Nose shot first. Also now Tarantula’s gone.