Morrison, Case, and Hanna begin a two part tale with Red Jack, beginning in Doom Patrol 23 (June 1989).
We meet Red Jack at the top of the story, as he gathers a butterfly that tried to escape from his extensive collection. Little about this character ever gets explained, but he lives in a massive palace in some alternate dimension.
The issue touches on a lot of different threads. Rebis pays a visit to the husband of Eleanor Poole, who is not handling the loss of his wife very well. But the man's emotional state has no effect at all on Rebis, who is much more interested in a set of Russian wooden dolls.
Dorothy Spinner arrives at the cave, where she is met by Josh Clay. The Chief invited her to join the team, as the meta-gene bomb gave her the power to make her thoughts and dreams into reality.
A woman named Holly wakes up on a beach surrounded by death and destruction. She doesn't seem to recall what happened, but is also certain that she is the cause. Mr Nobody shows up and recruits her to his team.
Robotman and Crazy Jane go to the hospital to check on Rhea Jones, only to discover that she has been kidnapped. Jane goes through some more weird transformations, her hair catches on fire and she jumps through a plate glass window to enter a bookstore. I love Cliff's "It's OK, she's a super hero" line. Jane is able to use the books as a kind of scrying oracle to find the door to the realm where Rhea is being held.
Lots of weirdness, but it's all so much fun.
Robotman and Jane explore the bizarre home of Red Jack for a few pages before finding the man himself.
The story concludes in the next issue.