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"I'm going out for a few minutes! You stay on that vibrator till I get back." "Okay!" - Captain Marvel on a mechanical horse as someone leaves what looks like a gym

So, I ran into this panel on a search some months ago, and got curious about the context. So I tried a Google search. Big mistake. There exist a completely different assortment of Marvel vibrators apparently. Reverse image searches didn't give me anything to work from, nor did attempts to restrict the breadth of the search.

Does anyone know what issue this comes from, and what the plotline was that explains why Captain Marvel has to ride a vibrating mechanical horse?

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    I tried to search for this and now you owe me $5 for a bottle of eye-bleach – Valorum Oct 23 '17 at 17:04
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    It could be a version of those old fashioned vibrating belt machines that were popular in the 1950s and 60s, which shook various parts of you and encouraged the fat to melt away. Pretty sure they don't work. I'm not certain why this particular model is horse-shaped though. – maguirenumber6 Oct 23 '17 at 18:36
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    OK. It's not Captain Marvel Adventures Vol. 1. I've been through all 150 of them and I've not found it – Valorum Oct 23 '17 at 22:50
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    It's not Whiz Comics. I've been through all 155 of those., – Valorum Oct 23 '17 at 23:31
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    Wow. That is dedication. – FuzzyBoots Oct 24 '17 at 3:42
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+100

I did some diggings. As it turns out, that's part of the 21th page of Captain Marvel Adventures #82 - The Streamlining of Captain Marvel

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As it turns out, Captain Marvel was afraid he took some weight, so he decided to burn up some fat. This can be seen on the previous page:

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    That's incredible! Myself and another user had put in many hours to no avail. Congratulations! – Edlothiad Aug 13 '18 at 18:03
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    Well done. I must have somehow missed it on my look-through – Valorum Aug 13 '18 at 18:25
  • @Valorum So I guess I owe you some eye-bleach then? – Clockwork Aug 13 '18 at 18:27
  • @Clockwork - I'm just glad someone found it. – Valorum Aug 13 '18 at 18:31
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    "That you, Pete? You sound completely different, and your voice is shaking as if you're sitting on some insane vibrating horse device, but I'll go on and re-explain our exact plan anyway." – Exal Aug 14 '18 at 6:08

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