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Location of Symkaria in Eastern Europe
|First appearance||The Amazing Spider-Man#265|
Symkaria is a fictional Eastern European country appearing in American comic books published by Marvel Comics. The country was created by Tom DeFalco for the Marvel Universe. It is one of several fictional countries in Eastern Europe created for Marvel Comics. The fictional country is mostly known as being the home of Silver Sable and the Wild Pack team though it is used throughout the Marvel Universe. The country has appeared in issues of Silver Sable, Silver Sable and the Wild Pack, The Amazing Spider-Man, Thunderbolts, Citizen V and the V-Battalion, and other comics published by Marvel Comics.
Symkaria is first mentioned in The Amazing Spider-Man #265 (June, 1985) in connection with the appearance of the character Silver Sable. Not much is shown about the country in early comics other than it has an embassy in New York City and it is part of the United Nations within the Marvel Universe. It isn't until The Amazing Spider-Man #322 (1989) that Symkaria is shown in the comics. The country is expanded upon with the creation of the Silver Sable comic book series in 1992. Locations within the fictional country, such as Castle Sable, its capital city, Aniana, and its location next to Latveria, are shown in the Silver Sable series.
Symkaria remained associated with the character Silver Sable until the year 2000 when it was expanded to be included in the comic book series Thunderbolts. The fictional country has since been included in multiple comic book series as part of the Marvel Universe.
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Symkaria is generally presented as a small nation in Eastern Europe that borders Latveria. Symkaria is used as the home to the criminal fighter and mercenary, Silver Sable and her Wild Pack. The Wild Pack is a mercenary force, focusing on humanitarian and Nazi-hunting missions, and is one of the nation's major economic forces. Symkaria is also use as the home for the V-Battalion, a secret organization dedicated to protecting the world at any cost. In many story lines, Symkaria is led by a royal family that has ruled more or less benevolently for three centuries. It is recognized by the United Nations of the Marvel Universe.
Symkaria played host to another mercenary group called 'The Circle'. They operated off an island chain in the middle of 'Lake Symkaria'.
In an alternate continuity, where the Transformers interact with the Marvel Universe, Symkaria and Latveria almost go to war. The two countries then play host to a battle between the Avengers and the Transformers.
Fictional nation information
- Official Name: Kingdom of Symkaria 
- Location: The Balkans, near Transylvania and Latveria
- Government Structure: Parliamentary monarchy, with a fractious three-party system. Symkaria's current monarch is King Stefan, and its prime minister is Alphonse Gallatik.
- Capital City: Aniana
- Population: 1,500,000
Appearances in comics
|Comic Book Appearance||Date|
|Iron Man Vol 5 #2||January 2013|
|Amazing Spider-Man Vol 1 #685||July 2012|
|A + X Vol 1 #5||May 2013|
|X-Men Vol 3 #20||January 2012|
|Amazing Spider-Man Vol 1 #686||July 2012|
|Amazing Spider-Man Vol 1 #322||October 1989|
|Amazing Spider-Man Vol 1 #323||November 1989|
|Web of Spider-Man Annual Vol 1 #5||November 1989|
|Citizen V and the V-Battalion Vol 1 #2||July 2001|
|Silver Sable Vol 1 #35||April 1995|
|Silver Sable Vol 1 #15||August 1993|
|Silver Sable Vol 1 #25||July 1994|
|Silver Sable Vol 1 #11||April 1993|
|Silver Sable Vol 1 #1||June 1992|
|Doomwar Vol 1 #6||October 2010|
|Thunderbolts Vol 1 #49||April 2001|
|Silver Sable Vol 1 #30||November 1994|
|Silver Sable Vol 1 #24||May 1994|
|Doomwar Vol 1 #6||October 2010|
|Citizen V and the V-Battalion Vol 1 #3||August 2001|
|Silver Sable Vol 1 #33||February 1995|
|Silver Sable Vol 1 #31||December 1994|
|Silver Sable Vol 1 #17||October 1993|
|Sable and Fortune Vol 1 #3||March 2006|
|Thunderbolts Vol 1 #50||May 2001|
|Silver Sable Vol 1 #9||February 1993|
|Silver Sable Vol 1 #10||March 1993|
|Silver Sable Vol 1 #34||March 1995|
|Silver Sable Vol 1 #22||March 1994|
|Sable and Fortune Vol 1 #1||January 2006|
|Sable and Fortune Vol 1 #2||February 2006|
|Silver Sable Vol 1 #13||June 1993|
|Silver Sable Vol 1 #20||January 1994|
|Silver Sable Vol 1 #4||September 1992|
|Silver Sable Vol 1 #6||November 1992|
|Thunderbolts Vol 1 #41||August 2000|
|Thunderbolts Vol 1 #67||September 2002|
|Marvel Atlas Vol 1 #1||November 2007|
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- The Amazing Spider-Man #265
- Hoskin, Michael (2008). Marvel Atlas. Marvel Publishing. pp. 36–37. Search this book on
- Cronin, Brian. "When We First Met – Europe, Marvel Style". goodcomics.comicbookresources.com. Retrieved September 7, 2013.
- Silver Sable Vol 1 #1
- Thunderbolts Vol 1 #41
- Sanderson, Peter (2007). The Marvel Comics Guide to New York City. New York City: Pocket Books. pp. 62–63. ISBN 978-1-4165-3141-8. Search this book on
- "Iron Man" #1-2 (Jan.-Feb. 2013)
- "New Avengers/Transformers" #1-4 (2007)
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