Frank Frazetta was one of the most prolific and important artists of his time and has inspired generations of fans and continues to inspire artists today. His work can be seen in movie posters, cover art, paintings, comic books, LP record albums and many other places. He was inducted into the comic book industry's Will Eisner Comic Book Hall of Fame in 1995 and the Jack Kirby Hall of Fame in 1999.
Originating from the fertile and stunningly creative mind of Frank Frazetta in 1973, the Death Dealer fantasy painting depicts this now famous icon as a menacing armor laden warrior with horned helmet sitting atop a fierce steed while holding a stunning, bloody axe and shield. He is eventually identified through stories this painting inspired as Gath of Baal, a tribeless barbarian dealing death to all that oppose him. To help him in his battles, one of Gath's love interests gives him the menacing helmet, which was possessed by the god of death. The helmet gives him godlike power, but only at a price.
So influential and important was this painting, it was officially adopted by the USMC Helicopter Squadron VMM 164 and the III Corps of the US Army as their mascot.
Museum Replicas and Windlass Steelcrafts are proud to introduce the Death Dealer Signature Edition Series, limited to 250 pieces each. All fully functional pieces in this collection come with a custom Certificate of Authenticity with hologram, hand-numbered and hand-signed by Frank Frazetta Jr. Shipping September 2017.
The Death Dealer Collector’s Edition will follow and is an open-ended edition, featuring the same product and display, but a Certificate of Authenticity that is not hand signed nor numbered.