Richard Parker was the father of Peter Parker and lab partner of Edward Brock, Sr..


At some point, Richard married Mary Parker and she gave birth to Peter. Richard was lab partners with Mary's best friend's husband Edward Brock, and they wanted to help cure cancer, so with the aid of Trask Industries, they created the Venom suit from Richard's blood. However, due to them signing Trask's papers, they lost control and Richard ordered Edward to burn the project and they would start new. Richard and Mary left Peter with Ben and May before heading to a conference with the Brocks, but Edward had faked throwing the Venom suit away and tried it on on board the plane which resulted in the plane crashing and Richard's death.