Once upon a time, something truly awesome nearly happened in the comic book community. Well, it did happen, but fans weren't able to see the results for themselves until now.

Ross at "The Brave and the Bold: The Lost Issues" has unearthed a series of six unused Community Chest cards illustrated by "Madman" creator Mike Allred for a defunct DC Universe themed "Monopoly" game. That's right - DC Comics fans very nearly had the opportunity to purchase real estate in Metropolis, Gotham City, Star City and other spots around the DCU, not to mention gawk at beautiful art as created by Allred for a Monopoly game.The artist's six cards featured Superman, Aquaman, Green Lantern, a Two-Face newspaper clipping and the Man of Steel flying away with Wonder Woman in his arms - but beyond viewing them on the Interwebs, you'll never get your hands on these Community Chest cards. It's a bummer on multiple levels: not only is a DC Universe "Monopoly" game a terrific idea, but Allred handling the artwork is equally glorious. Ah, well. In another life, perhaps.

Check out the game cards for yourself below:

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