Marvel's Tom Brevoort continues to answer all sorts of questions coming from all sides on his Tumblr. Here's the latest.
Anonymous: Reading House of M for the first time- is that Veranke posing as Jessica Drew?
At the outset, it would have to be. But once we enter into the World of M, not necessarily—the changes wrought by Wanda's spell left dead people alive and vice versa in the remade reality. So my expectation is that the Jessica in the World of M was genuine, and not Veranke.
Veranke was indeed the Skrull posing as Jessica Drew before Secret Invasion revealed her. And yes, this might affect previous stories such as the reality shifting House Of M.
But it seems this issue had already been addressed by Brian Bendis. In New Avengers #45. And even in House Of M, it seems that it the skrull Veranke was still posing as Jessica Drew, even in the altered continuity. Look.
Confirmed in the preamble…
Who edited that comic again?
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Tom New Avengers 45 dealt with Veranke in House Of M as Jessica and how her and the undercover Skrull's were aware of the change.
Ah, you're right, I had forgotten about that!
Well, to be fair, he does edit a lot of comics, he can't expect to remember every Jim Cheung-drawn Skrull throwing up in the bathroom.