Jade City Pharaoh was born of the imagination of playwright Howard Craft. Originally constructed as a community play for the Little Green Pig Theatrical Concern, the concept morphed into a comic book. The State of Things host Frank Stasio saw the stage production and has turned it into a radio drama.
The main character, Herald M.F. Jones, protects the metropolis of Jade City, an American city with a strong resemblance to Durham, North Carolina. Born and raised in the African-American neighborhood of Concrete Falls, Jones is a mortal with some exceptional abilities.