Just saw the announcement for Warren Ellis's new novel, Crooked Little Vein (http://forum.newsarama.com/showthread.php?t=99505), so the cat is out and all that. This is who we need to support. As the novelist who was welcomed in comics, let me be the first to say that I hope for full reciprocity. Here's the comic writer jumping to the other side.
I read the book last month. Enjoyed the hell out of it. If you love Warren's stuff, well...then you know. Buy, pre-order, all the good things. And the joy will be yours.