Do people still think this story will reference anything pre-2005 (in anything beyond the most general and cursory terms)?
One could hope.
Can anyone read any of the text on the cover besides there names?
It's a bit too pixelated to be sure, but it looks to me like the title on the page is "The Anniversary Special." It is definitely a three word title -- one short, one long, and one in-between.
And, per Ed Russell
, that's JLC reaching for the water bottle and the nozzle of a Dalek gun on the left hand side of the picture.