Thought those revenants were just minor psychic baddies? Think again. There's a reason Bishop is part of an Order dedicated to hunting them, and there are reasons for The Order's interesting protocols.
The X-Force team battles their revenant selves this issue, immediately caught at a disadvantage due to the revenants' outward positioning as stronger, more powerful, and better-coiffed versions of each member of the team. Fighting with yourself is hard enough, but when it's a version of you that you inherently think is better? Insanity. Luckily, our team is savvy and self-aware, and they sort out how to handle these shadow-selves, learning some important secrets about Bishop while doing so.
Anti-Bishop is surprising, but also makes complete sense. He also spurs a myriad of what-might-have-been thoughts, but I think since we're used to Bishop being angry, wild, and a little bit out-there, the reverse would almost be chilling. He's a wonderful subject for the voiceover "letter," and it's fascinating that Bishop still sees him as a part of himself, even as a friend. More food for thought: how similar are Anti-Bishop and Anti-Storm, and will Storm regard her revenant the same way as Bishop does?
As if the revenant situation weren't complicated enough, we get a twist (pun intended) when Spiral comes in to reveal the true nature of the Revenant Queen. Naturally, that's something we'll have to wait until next issue for, but knowing that there's more to the story makes the revenant situation all the more interesting. It's been hinted that she's someone we'll recognize, since she exists in the present timestream and Spiral knows her, so this will be a reveal to look forward to.
It's clear that only Storm killed her revenant, but only after the fact (since the others were not invited to join The Order). Those battle sequences looked pretty final, especially Psylocke's, and while the revenants needed to be subdued for things to progress, the aftermath is a little bit muddy.
Bishop can be a wildcard character, but when his arcs are good, they're amazing. This one seems to be shaping up along those lines, with a compelling cross-timestream story and a solidly threatening psychic villain. I'm loving the action-packed direction this arc is taking, especially after the more emotionally-centered preceding story, and I can't wait to find out the real story behind the Revenant Queen.