I really hate how people thought this guy was gonna die when the author hasn't done that sort of thing in a very long time. It's as if most people aren't paying attention or have just jumped into the series after a good bit of time which is the most likely conclusion. Anyway, this guy is pretty awesome. Hope we get to see more of him later on, and I hope he doesn't die like those other people who didn't last more than a year.
Also, the composite-type first appeared in the Asimov manga if you didn't know so I presume they are also referencing that. Remember, they did reference Rain Hard in A New Chapter, too. In any case, enjoy the chapter. More will be coming soon! See ya!