The Secret Avengers writer has revealed what he believes the comics industry can expect of the coming year.
"This year should be the year where a wide swathe of established comics creators go 'digital-first' with a broad variety of projects," he wrote on his blog.
"However, that should also have been last year. Which leads me to wonder whether or not there's really a taste for it among the creative community (Aside from me: but I'm not certain I'd have the time or access to the artists that'd really make it work for me).
"So I'm going to go ahead and say this isn't going to happen this year, and won't until it's really too late - and just hope I'm completely wrong about this one."
"I do believe that 2012 will see a direct-to-digital comics series written by me and a trusted collaborator," wrote Brian Wood in an apparent response to Ellis.
Ellis also said that he expected to see "more new comics creators bypassing the standard model of comics publishing entirely this year, and going straight to book publishing houses and crowdfunded self-publication and direct-to-digital".
He was scathing about both the future of DC Comics and its New 52 initiative, and the fractional market share held by smaller comics publishers.