Kyle Higgins was the writer and director of The League, a film about a superhero labor union in 1960's Chicago that was made as his college thesis. This got him and his collaborator Alec Siegel the attention of Marvel Comics. Together, they co-wrote one of the Captain America: Theater of War one-shots in 2009, and later contributed a story for Captain America's 70th Anniversary issue that was released in 2011. The team also co-wrote a Vision origin story in 2011.
In 2010, Higgins began writing for DC Comics. He wrote back-up features for the two-part story by David Hine, taking place in Batman Annual and Detective Comics Annual, that introduced the Batman, Incorporated character of Nightrunner. Higgins' story fleshed out the character's background and the events immediately following the main story. Due to the controversy over Nightrunner being a Muslim, these two issues received significant media attention.
Higgins then teamed with fellow new writer Scott Snyder for the 2011 limited series Batman: Gates of Gotham. Snyder plotted the series while Higgins wrote the scripts, and the series was illustrated by Trevor McCarthy. The series delved into the past of Gotham City, revealing a piece of secret history concerning the architects of the city's construction, the Gates brothers.
Briefly, Higgins did some more work for Marvel Comics, namely Supreme Power, a limited series for Marvel's MAX imprint.
Higgins' first ongoing work came as part of the 2011 relaunch of DC's entire line of comics following the Flashpoint event. He became the writer of the new series Nightwing, which saw Dick Grayson return to his former identity after being Batman, and Deathstroke, a solo series featuring the infamous villain.
Higgins is currently writing Nightwing, and will begin writing the digital-first Batman Beyond 2.0 beginning in September 2013, being collected in Batman Beyond Universe.