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''Scare Tactics'' is a comic book series published by DC Comics. A total of twelve issues appeared, dated from December 1996 to March 1998. The series, written by Len Kaminski, was a part of DC's Weirdoverse group of titles.

The series focused on the band Scare Tactics, which was a group of monstrous rock and roll musicians that encountered supernatural adventures while on the road.

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* Arnold Burnsteel (manager/bus driver)
* Fang (Jake Ketchum - werewolf, lead guitarist)
* Gross-Out (Philbert Hoskins - mutated human, drummer)
* Scream Queen (Nina Skorzeny - vampire, lead singer)
* Slither (James Tilton - reptilian human, bass guitarist)

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!!The series contains examples of:

* AccidentalKidnapping: When Van Zandt steals the Scaremobile, he unwittingly also kidnaps Screamqueen who was asleep in her coffin.
* AliensStealCattle: One of R-Complex's jobs is to clean up alien cattle mutilations.
* AutomaticCrossbow: Graveyard Shift carry multi-shot, stake firing crossbows.
* BatFamilyCrossover: "Convergence"
* BigEater: Grossout
* CampbellCountry / DeepSouth: Fang comes from a werewolf clan somewhere in the Appalachians. The region is also home to a clan of very Lovecraftian ghouls.
* TheClan: The Skorzenys (vampires), the Ketchums (werewolves) and the Knightbridges (ghouls).
* CoolCar: The Scaremobile
* ConspiracyTheorist: Arnie Burnsteel
* ExtremeOmnivore: Grossout
* FeudingFamilies: The Ketchums (werewolves) and the Knightbridges (ghouls)
* FiveManBand
* {{Goth}}: Screamqueen
* HiddenDepths: and how! with Grossout.
* {{Hulkspeak}}: Grossout
* TheHunter: Graveyard Shift
* IAmBigBoned: Grossout's mother kept insisting he was just 'big for his age'.
* KissOfTheVampire: Screamqueen
* LesbianVampire: Screamqueen is only ever seen feeding on female victims.
* MagicMeteor: Grossout gained his powers (and became a giant walking tumor) from exposure to an exploding meteor.
* TheMenInBlack: R-Complex
* MetallicarSyndrome: The Scaremobile is scarcely an inconspicuous ride for a group of monsters on the run from a secret government project. [[SubvertedTrope As a rock band's tour bus, on the other hand...]]
* MonsterMash
* MyBelovedSmother: Grossout's mother, as revealed in flashback.
* OfCorsetsSexy: Screamqueen
* RunawayBride: Fang was a runaway groom.
* SecretProjectRefugeeFamily
* ShotgunWedding: Fang was on the run from one.
* SilverBullet: When Fang is captured by his clan, they are toting shotguns loaded with silver buckshot.
* TearsOfBlood
* YourCostumeNeedsWork: Slither is refused admittance to a nightclub because of his 'green body paint'.
* YourMindMakesItReal: The waking nightmares engendered by the 'town' of Beaumont.
* YourVampiresSuck: Screamqueen is mightily pissed when the band's manager/minder Arnie Burnsteel lines her coffin with grave dirt. She rails at the stupidity of a man who believes that the movie ''JFK'' was part of a massive disinformation campaign but accepts everything he sees in a Universal horror film as gospel.