"Judge Parker has a theme of caring about people and of life as it used to be -- of virtue rewarded," says a fan of more than 20 years in Atlanta. Judge Parker was created in 1952 by psychiatrist Dr. Nicholas P. Dallis, the originator of two other successful "soap-opera" comic strips, Rex Morgan, M.D. and Apartment 3-G. The strip chronicles the lives -- in and out of the courtroom - of Judge Alan Parker, Sam Driver and Abbey Spencer. With its true-to-life storylines, drama and suspense, Judge Parker has kept readers in 175 newspapers nationwide hooked.