Well yeah, me too, I bought BAF because I was into the toys, it's what started me on comics! and yeah, the year prior to AF certainly had some turkeys, Jetblade for one, I must confess I've not read them all although I did like the look of Invasion 1984 when I was scanning. I remember Hunters SI6 and I remember hating them back then! Nothing was as bad as the post-AF run though, OK Storm Force was paletable but that Cosmic Cowboys crap? Yeesh. But I agree that AF had an unfair rep simply because it was a merhcandising move. I think the stories rock.
As far as I know Rebellion and Titan are in cahoots, as Charley's War was reprinted in the Megazine and then in hardback by Titan. Don't quote me but I assume all of the 2000AD GN's are by Titan. Maybe I'm being paranoid and even a bit selfish, but I really don't want to dismantle my site!