I was looking through some old comics when I thought of a new game. I call it Three of a Kind. Here's my first entry. 

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Any other Silver Age teams have evil counterparts with essentially the same powers?

Hoy

Here are three more

Probably my favorite JLA of all time.  The Earth-1 Johnny Thunder has control of the Thunderbolt and creates an evil JLA.  Don’t mess with Dr. Fate.

The Scarlet Centurion creates an alternate reality where the original Avengers are the bad guys.

An evil set of Metal Men.

The Missile Men created evil duplicates of the Metal Men (this seems to happen a lot), but they didn’t make the cover.

Doc Magnus creates another set of robots with similar properties to the original Metal Men (Silver, Cobalt, Osmium, Zinc, Gallium, and Iridia [iridium]), unfortunately, they become possessed by an “evil living intelligence.”

And how should we deal with the Squadron Sinister who were duplicates of the JLA?

Gotta say, just from the cover image, looks like the then new Avengers are going to get creamed by the original team.  Hank might do ok against his alternate self and Hawkeye might hold his own against Iron Man, but the chances of Cap beating Thor or of T'Challa beating the Hulk seem pretty slim.  And notice, Roy the Boy brought back the Big Three plus the Clint version of Goliath to take on the Big Four JLA doppelgangers.   The odds looked quite a bit more even for that cover scene.

Hoy Murphy said:

Any other Silver Age teams have evil counterparts with essentially the same powers?

Hoy

Surely that can never have happened!

Actually, I remember this Legion tale.  It features six teens who have the same powers as six members of the Legion, because they come from the same planets.  The applicants claimed that the Legion's "no duplicated powers (except for Superboy & Supergirl, because they're special)" rule was unfair, and challenged their counterparts to fight for the right to remain members.  After (spoiler alert!) they lost, some of the applicants went on to join the Legion of Super-Villains.

Do you dare enter....?

Here’s three covers with something in common.  I could have included any cover with Hitler, but decided to go with something lighter, which works if we think of JJJ as comic relief.

"Gotta say, just from the cover image, looks like the then new Avengers are going to get creamed by the original team."

Ha! I always thought so, too. (I think that was the point.)

The prestige of being asked to join the Justice League of America kind of wore off after a while.

Hoy

I've got another JLA Three-of-a-kind.

These three covers come from #17 (Feb '63), #19 (May '63) and #22 (Sep '63).

So what's the connection between the three covers above?  Take a look at the Mystery in Space covers below, which were published about 10 years earlier.

They come from #5 (Jan '52), #17 (Jan '54) and #18 (Mar '54).

In all fairness to Black Lightning, that bunch of turkeys is pretty jive.

I like the "authentic" speech of Black Lightning.

Superman saying that "no one turns down the Justice League" sounds like a Mafia threat. 

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