The Amazing Spider-Man #236 (1983)
Writer: Roger Stern
Artist: John Romita Jr.
Tarantula is under Will o’ the Wisp’s command. As Tarantula and Will o’ the Wisp squabble about something, Spider-Man slips out with Melvin. Wisp goes after him. Followed shortly after by Tarantula. Spider-Man webs Melvin up on a rooftop and then takes Wisp on a wild goose chase and beats him down a bit. Then takes him to Melvin. Tarantula’s already there, about to eat Melvin when Spider-Man attacks him. Wisp takes Melvin down to the street and hypnotizes him into confessing everything to the police.