What exactly would be a "less hackneyed way of turning him black"?
take a lot of tanning pills like Soul Man? Going through a machine like Lois Lane in the 50s? "it's magic, bitch"?
Look I have agreed with you guys all along that I don't like the idea that "we need a black Fury" just to match the movie. But I see why Marvel's doing it. And I think good things can come from it. And honestly, they executed it about as well as you possibly could. Taken on its own, beyond the reasoning behind it, Battle Scars was a fun, well-written mini, that at least chose the least-stupid method of "replacement". There were no alternate dimensions, no magic, no clones, not even any LMDs. Just an illegitimate kid who was basically put in the SHIELD equivalent of witness protection from birth. Disagree if you want, but I buy that as perfectly logical