Maybe they changed it because of how they changed the character. They may have thought it better to have a white drug addicted villain than a Latino drug addicted villain. So they could have change it so they WOULDN'T look racist.
Well, we are finally getting somewhere. I like the ominous tone of them having to battle the Council members who do not have the same weaknesses (family) as Reed and could possibly be smarter. I do wish the Red Ghost would be involved, but I guess he's locked up still since World War Hulks (?).
As for the art, I'm not crazy about how Valeria looks, but everything else looks pretty good.