Colorist credit from Jeff O'Bryant via the GCD contact list: he notes, "I bought the color guide from him at the San Diego ComiCon back a few years ago and he even told me it was the first cover for the series he colored." Color credits confirmed by Anthony Tollin.
Story takes place in 1935 (no month given).
Header illustration reprinted from The Shadow Strikes #1. Column includes portion of upcoming cover of The Shadow Strikes #3.