"Stunning art, brilliant colors and a killer story combine to make a sure-hit combination."
— Boyce McClain
, Collectors Corner
"If you thought you were getting some cliched war between humans and intelligent animals, with smiling good guys and sinister bad guys, you're in for a treat as this series has become one of the most exciting and thoughtful things to come out of comics in years. HIGHLY recommended."
, Crisis on Infinite Comics
"This definitely makes my recommended reading list and I can't wait for more."
, Life of Darrell
"Elephantmen is quite possibly the best comic you've never heard of. If this issue doesn't make you want to pick up back issues and hold them close to your heart..."
, Gutter Bleed
"It's a horrifying tale of evil in many forms...and the awful thing is that we can't say we're necessarily better than they are, because we don't know what we would do in the same situation."
— Greg Burgas
, Comics Should Be Good
"I strongly urge you to pick this issue up, as it is a great example of the incredible quality of this series. (Ranked #2 of the week)"
— Ryan the Iowan
, Weekly Power Rankings
"It looks absolutely beautiful, and all the characters are really, really interesting. (Top of the Stack)"
, Around Comics podcast
"One of my favorite encounters at San Diego was with Moritat, so I don't mind waiting for this title if it means waiting for him. Oh yeah, good issue too."
, The Last Comic Blog
"Once again, this was a solid issue in a book that continues to impress me."
, Random Access
"Touching on almost every character and every moment shown, this issue encapsulates the entirety of the continuity, and it's an interesting window into that world. (Jump from the Read Pile)"
— Hannibal Tabu
, The Buy Pile