I think Rodriguez and Hopeless are equal parts of why the book works. As told by the fact that I find that the book falls apart when Rodriguez isnt on it. Rodriguez layouts are inventive and the sense of movement is incredible.
I just love how unafraid it is to have it's own style and roll with it, even if it might not end up being everyone's cup of tea. Do you watch/enjoy Fargo? Hawley does the business there as well, guy is really talented at what he does.
I've read pretty much all the X23 stuff besides Avengers Academy now. Is it worth reading?
Also, catching up with The Beauty and Motor Crush. I love the art in Motor Crush. That series is really fun. I read through first volume of the Beauty, and I have no idea where it could go from here. Feels like the end.