Which would explain everything, The team however, is completely oblivious to this, hence why they don't act like this is the case.
That being said, DC was still the king in terms of actual sales.
Vic felt responsible, and Sarah was upset by the event.
Vic and Sarah later came to terms with this and resumed their close friendship.
Vic Stone, having just been rejected by his lover/girlfriend because of his disfiguring implants, was brooding about how he cannot have a normal life and no one outside his teammates in the Teen Titans could stand being around him.
In the midst of this gloom, he was struck by a baseball.
DC Comics was the undisputed king of comic book publishing from 1935, when the company was formed, well into the late 1960s.